Located within a 1.5-hour drive north of Manila, Clark is a rapidly developing tourist destination and economic zone in Central Luzon, Philippines.

It is home to Clark Airport, one of the busiest international gateways in the country. Spanning multiple cities and towns on the border of Pampanga and Tarlac Provinces, the Clark area offers many opportunities for adventure, culture, entertainment, leisure, and business.

There’s a lot of things to see and do in the surrounding areas as well. Pampanga and the rest of Central Luzon region are filled with historical landmarks and beautiful natural sights. Known as the “Culinary Capital of the Philippines,” Pampanga, in particular, is a haven for food lovers.

Ready to achieve your Clark travel goals? Scroll down to see the list of popular tourist spots. I’ve also included places to see and things to do in Angeles City and nearby areas.

Clark Tourist Spots

What to do & where to go in Clark? I got you! Here are places to visit, interesting attractions & things to do in Clark for your bucketlist/itinerary.

Note: Destinations featured above are not listed by rank.

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1. Dinosaurs Island

Dinosaurs Island in Clark, Pampanga, Philippines

Experience the “Jurassic Park” feels at Dinosaurs Island. The park is a fun place to learn more about the dinosaur era. One of the main attractions here is the Dino Trail where you can see life-size moving animatronic dinosaurs. Other zones include Insectlandia, which features giant insects of the Mesozoic era, the Unearth Museum, where you can find giant dinosaur fossils, and the Wonders of the World, which is filled with replicas of famous landmarks around the World.

Dinosaurs Island

Ticket Price —  PHP 699 (Book here)

Location — Clark Picnic Grounds, Gil Puyat Ave, Mabalacat, Pampanga. Save on Google Maps.

Opening Hours —  8 AM to 5 PM; Mon to Sun

2. Aqua Planet Waterpark

Aqua Planet in Clark, Pampanga, Philippines

Take a break with your family and friends. Spend a fun day at Aqua Planet Waterpark, the largest waterpark in the Philippines. There are 38 water slides and other attraction including two wave pools, adrenaline-pumping rides, and the Kiddie Zone.

Aqua Planet Waterpark

Ticket Price —  PHP 1050 (Book here)

Location — Clark Sun Valley View, Clark Special Economic Zone, Pampanga. Save on Google Maps.

Opening Hours —  Mon to Fri: 10 AM to 4 PM; Sat & Sun: 10 AM to 5 PM

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Clark Travel Essentials

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Recommended Clark Hotels:

Clark Marriott Hotel
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Quest Plus Conference Center Clark
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Red Planet Clark (Book here / Compare Rates)Budget / near SM City Clark

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3. Clark Museum & 4D Theatre

Clark Museum (Museong Kapampangan) in Clark, Pampanga, Philippines

The Clark Museum (Museong Kapampangan) features the history of the Clark area: its journey to becoming the biggest American Base outside the United States to how it’s now transformed as Central Luzon’s biggest hub for leisure, entertainment, and gaming. You can learn about the history and culture of Pampanga and Mount Pinatubo’s eruption as well. Next door, the 4D Theater offers an immersive presentation about the history of Clark, present transformation and future development.

Clark Museum & 4D Theatre

Location — Bldg. 2528, S. Osmeña St., Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga. Save on Google Maps.

Opening Hours —  Tue-Sun: 9 AM to 4 PM.

4. Stotsenberg Park & Clark Parade Grounds

Clark Parade Grounds in Clark, Pampanga, Philippines

Fronting the Clark Museum is the Stotsenberg Park, also known as the “Parade Grounds.” Here, you can go for a wonderful walk or run along the tree-lined jogging trail. The large open space was originally used for the Air Forces ceremony and parade exercises.

Ticket Price —  FREE (Open Area). No Admission/Entrance Fee.

Location — E Aguinaldo Street, Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga. Save on Google Maps.

5. Clark Theme Parks & Outdoor Activities

Clark’s development as a gateway and leisure destination has given rise to themed attractions catering to nature and adventure enthusiasts, perfect for a fun day with family and friends. Some of the popular spots in Clark include the Zoocobia Fun Zoo, Clark Safari and Adventure Park, Dinosaurs Island & Aqua Planet.

Ticket Price:

Zoocobia Fun Zoo — PHP 436 (Book here)

Clark Safari and Adventure Park — PHP 599 (Book here)

Dinosaurs Island — PHP 699 (Book here)

Aqua Planet — PHP 300 (Book here)

Gemik Clark Archery, Airsoft Shooting & ATV — PHP 3,125 (Book here)

6. Hot Air Balloon Festival

Join the Philippines’ largest aviation event and marvel at the vibrant hot air balloons at the Hot Air Balloon Festival in Clark. Spanning over three days, attendees will be treated to a variety of activities, including including kite flying, gliding, skydiving, powered paragliding, aviation drills, aircraft showcases & more.

7. Angeles City Tour

Angeles City is one of the best places to visit near Clark. Among the highlights of the tour are the many historical sites showcasing the rich heritage and Spanish colonial architecture in Angeles City including the Holy Rosary Parish Church, Museo Ning Angeles & Pamintuan Museum. No visit to Angeles City would be complete without exploring its vibrant culinary scene. Eat at local eateries and restaurants, where you can have a taste of delicious Kapampangan & Filipino delicacies.

Angeles City Tourist Spots & Things to Do

Pamintuan Museum — The Pamintuan Mansion, also known as the Museum of Philippine Social History, is a must-visit heritage house and historical site. Standing for over a century, the well-preserved structure features beautiful interiors and exterior architecture. Here, you can learn about the history of the Pamintuan Mansion and get a glimpse of everyday life back in the day. The site is where the first anniversary of the declaration of Philippine independence was celebrated, spearheaded by Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo. Address: Santo Entiero St, Angeles, Pampanga (GMap).

Holy Rosary Parish Church — Angeles City is a historical place with many well-preserved heritage sites. Standing prominently in the old town center is the Holy Rosary Parish Church, formerly known as Santo Rosario Church and today fondly called by locals as “Pisambang Maragul” (“Big Church”). Built in the late 1800s during the Spanish-colonial era, the church is one of the most famous landmarks of the city. Address: Santo Rosario St, Angeles, Pampanga (GMap).

Angeles Museum (Museu ning Angeles) — Located across the street from the Holy Rosary Church, the Angeles Museum or Museu ning Angeles houses exhibits about the history of the city and its people, and the rich culinary culture of Pampanga Province. The building is a heritage site as well, built in 1922 as the Municipio del Pueblo (Town Hall) of Angeles City. Address: Heritage District, Santo Rosario St, Angeles, Pampanga (GMap).

Mila’s Tokwa’t Baboy — Mila’s Tokwa’t Baboy is the place to go if you want to try Pampanga’s local dishes including their famous Tokwa’t Baboy (fried tofu and boiled pork), crispy Sisig (deep fried port cheek, seasoned with onions and chili peppers), Paco Salad and Chicharon Bulaklak. This humble hole-in-the-wall eatery has been serving patrons for over 30 years. Address: San Andres St, Angeles, Pampanga (GMap).

25 Seeds Restaurant — 25 Seeds serves traditional Kapampangan favorites with a modern twist. Located in the Dycaico Ancestral House in historic downtown Angeles, this farm to table restaurant maintains a homey ambiance complemented by stylish interiors. 25 Seeds is a tasty and visual treat reflecting the old and the new. Address: 2F Dycaico Ancestral House, Sto. Rosario Street, Angeles, Pampanga (GMap).

8. Puning Hot Spring & 4×4 Off-Road Adventure

Puning Hot Springs in Sapang Bato, Angeles City, Pampanga, Philippines

This place is a must-try adventure from Clark. Puning Hot Springs is located at the foot of Mount Pinatubo. 12 thermal wading pools are found on the cliff-side, where you can enjoy amazing views of the surrounding lahar-covered landscape. After a visit to the hot spring, experience the unique volcanic sand spa at Puning Station 2. This treatment involves getting buried to the neck under heated volcanic sand, which promotes relaxation and relief from rheumatic pains. Next, you’ll be taken to the mud pack area where mineral-rich volcanic clay is applied to your body to help cool down your body. The mixture is said to have therapeutic properties.The 4×4 jeep ride to Puning Hot Springs is an adventure worth a spot on your bucketlist as well! This exhilarating drive will take you through spectacular canyons formed by lahar mudflows, river crossings, and rock formations. Enjoy spectacular views of what’s left behind by Mt. Pinatubo’s catastrophic 1991 eruption and a chance to visit the unique cultural landscape of the Aeta community.

Location — Porac, Pampanga. Save on Google Maps.

9. Mimosa Golf Course & Country Club

Mimosa Golf Course and Country Club in Clark Freeport, Pampanga

Mimosa Golf Course & Country Club

Location — Clark Freeport Zone, Clark, 2023 Pampanga. Save on Google Maps.

10. Mount Pinatubo

Mount Pinatubo in Central Luzon, Philippines

Daring to visit an active volcano? Mount Pinatubo is a popular tourist destination, easily accessibly from Clark. Go on a thrilling 4×4 offroad adventure with views of the breathtaking lahar landscape and a guided hike up the active volcano to see the massive crater lake.

Location — Pampanga-Tarlac-Zambales Provinces. Save on Google Maps.

11. Prado Farms, Lubao

Prado Farms in Lubao, Pampanga, Philippines

Prado Farms is a cool and unusual places to visit in Lubao town, Pampanga. This 5-hectare eco-resort is Instagram-worthy, filled with whimsy and a rustic feel. Here you can also indulge in farm-to-table food and a unique eco-lodge experience. Click below to book online.

Prado Farms

Location — Lubao, Pampanga. Save on Google Maps.

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Manila

Location — Metro Manila, Luzon, northern Philippines. Save on Google Maps.

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Where to Stay in Clark

Clark Marriott Hotel
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Swissotel Clark (Book here / Compare Rates)Splurge / Clark Freeport

Quest Plus Conference Center Clark
(Book here / Compare Rates)Splurge / near Clark Parade

M Stay Hotel
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Red Planet Clark (Book here / Compare Rates)Budget / near SM City Clark

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Book sooner rather than later if you already have your dates set. Cheaper-priced rooms and hotels with high reviews tend to get fully booked faster, especially during busy days like weekends, holidays & peak tourist seasons.

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