Experience Pampanga: Places to Visit

The Culinary Capital of the Philippines, Pampanga, is very well known for its diverse gastronomic experiences that draw crowds of foodies and tourists around the world. If you're like me, you've probably haven't explored this place much.

Which is why I was very excited to join the recently concluded, 1st ever Philippine Influencers Meet-up,which was organized by the Pampanga Bloggers Society that brought together content creators and influencers to truly Experience Pampanga.

For this blog, I want to share with you where we've been on that 3-day trip and why you should visit those places too!

Note: I am a Klook Affiliate and in this blog you'll see some affiliate links that will help support my website and help me continue providing you with quality content. These links will link to a Klook activity or a code that you can use to get additional discounts or perks. :)

Before we dive into the places you can go to in Pampanga, please know that this list is just a very small subset of must visit spots in Pampanga. I'll probably do more as I get to explore it in the future. If you do have some suggestions on where to go, message me on FB or leave a comment on where this is posted. Would love to explore more of Pampanga!

Let's Start!

1) Clark Museum and 4D Theater
The first 2 stops of our trip is at the Clark Museum and 4D Theater. It is located at S.Osmena St. Clark, Mabalacat, Pampanga near Stotsenburg Park. The museum features an expanded collection of artifacts, true-to-life replicas, scenic dioramas, old photographs, murals and interactive displays that are significant to the history of Clark, Pampanga and surrounding areas, generally known as Metro Clark.

"The Museum tells of the Filipino spirit of bravery, industry and ingenuity of a nation's sovereign will running through a narrative across 4 galleries. It briefly tells a story, a bigger world from which Clark grew and speaks of social and economic advances, and continuing progress."

This is a good place to start if you wanna learn about how Clark, Pampanga came to be and what historical significance it holds. There is so much to learn about this place..it's fascinating to me. :) 

We also got to watch a short documentary about the history of Clark called "Risen from the Ashes" at the 4D Theater just beside the Clark Museum. It covered the history of Clark from its US Military Base operations to even the eruption of Mount Pinatubo which is the 2nd largest eruption of the century and the rehabilitation of Clark.

I really learned alot from that documentary and would encourage you guys to watch it as well at the 4D Theater! You'll feel like you're right in the movie with its moving chairs and other effects. As you can see from the last picture above, the place was in smokes which is part of the experience and effects that you will get when you watch in the 4D Theater.

Here are the rates/fees if you want to visit the Clark Museum and 4D Theater

  • Organized Group Tour/Field trips 21pax and up with reservation : P160.00
  • Adult Male & Female : P200
  • Visiting Groups/individuals endorsed for FOC entry by CDC Management : Free
  • Student (with student ID) :Free
  • Senior Citizens / PWD : Free
  • CDC / CDC-SPRO Employees and Immediate Family : Free
  • Employees of CFZ-Registered Locator : Free
  • For Inquiry Please Call (045) 599-2854


The Clark Museum and 4D theater is open Tuesdays to sundays from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. It is closed on Mondays for maintenance work and during public holidays except on special arrangements.

Proposed show schedules for the 4D theater (with capacity for 48 persons per screening):

9:00 am - 9:20am
10:40am - 11:00am
1:30 pm - 1:50 pm
3:10 pm - 3:30 pm

2) Aqua Planet
Aqua Planet is the Philippines’ newest modern water theme park with 38 water slides and attractions! 
Enjoy exhilarating water rides that range from the thrilling Sky Shuttle to the relaxing Wave River.

It is located at Bounded by J.P Rizal Ave., J.P. Laurel Ave. and, Prince Balagtas Ave, Mabalacat, Pampanga. 

We didn't get the chance to go inside and tour around, but it looks very promising and perfect place to spend your summer.

You can book this activity in Klook! Here's the link: Aqua Planet Pass 
Skip the lines and access the Klook exclusive lane at the main ticketing entrance!
You can also use my special code WKNDBUDDY8  to get an 8% off on ANY Klook Activity!

Check out their website at: https://www.aquaplanet.ph/

3) Pamintuan Mansion -  Museum of Philippine Social History
Pampanga's rich history can be experienced at the Museum of Philippine Social History or more known as the Pamintuan Mansion. Withstanding almost all of our colonial experiences, it has been witness to many historical events that transpired in our country.

From becoming headquarters for different Presidents, to housing the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, and many more!

It is located at Angeles City, Barangay Sto. Rosario in Miranda Street. Free Entrance but you need to coordinate with their office. You can contact them at  (045)304-4042.

There are about nine galleries that showcase alot of artworks, traditional clothings, collections and more that will show you the Pinoy's day to day life as they go through different time periods. I loved that they preserved the architecture of this mansion as well as the artifacts that can be seen here.

We also got to go up to the tower where you can see a 360 Degree View of Angeles, Pampanga.

TIP: Ask your tour guide for the hidden tunnels :)

4) Holy Rosary Parish Church formerly known as Santo Rosario Church
The Holy Rosary Parish, formerly known as Santo Rosario Church, today fondly called by locals as "Pisambang Maragul" stands in the epicenter of the old Culiat town, now Angeles, Pampanga, Philippines.

This is actually the oldest church in Angeles and like the Pamintuan Mansion, have been witness to great historical events.

The church was constructed from 1877 to 1896 by the "Polo y Servicio" labor system, defined as the forced and unpaid labor of the Filipino native people for 40 days per year to all males from 16–65 years old by the Spanish colonial government. The first mass was held in the half of the church that was finished by April 14, 1886. The second half of the church which includes the building's distinctive dome, was finished on September 17, 1891. The twin bells were rung for the first time on February 12, 1896. The church was finally finished as it still stands today on October 1909. It's engineering and architectural skills where provided by Don Antonio de la Camara from Manila - WIKIPEDIA (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holy_Rosary_Parish_Church_(Angeles))

They have a belfry at the top that you may ask permission to go up to. Definitely a sight to see.

In front of the church, there's a small park with an "Angeles" letters spread across it where you can take photos for your IG :D

5) Clark Sun Valley Golf and Country Club
Did you know that there's a golf course in Clark? Get a panoramic view of Angeles and go golfing at Clark Sun Valley Gold and Country Club!

The view from this place is amazing!

Final Thoughts

I really had fun touring around Pampanga, learning about its rich history and experiences that make up a huge part of our own heritage. There's a lot more to explore here and I can't wait to come back and discover places I've never been to and experience Pampanga more!

Shout out to the Pampanga Bloggers Society for this opportunity to explore Pampanga with other Influencers and Content Creators!

By the way, if you're wondering where to find amazing food in the Culinary Capital of the Philippines, I will be doing a separate blog post and video about it! So stay tuned! :)

For invites, collaborations, sponsorships or if you want to work with me and the Feast Your Eyes PH Team, please do email us at gabstermedia@gmail.com or gab.jornacion@gmail.com :)


  1. Ang ganda ng photos mo Gab! Nice meeting you roommate. :)

    1. Thanks Sam! Nice meeting you too! See you around! <3


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