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Got 24 Hours in Angeles City? Here’s Your Itinerary for an Amazing Time

Museo Ning Angeles, once the town hall of Angeles City, showcases the city's
cultural heritage. Photo by Judgefloro,  Public Domain
With a population of 400,000 people and rising as of 2015, Angeles City certainly qualifies as a large urban city. Compared with the huge metros of the Philippines like Quezon City and Manila, this jewel of the Central Luzon region looks downright quaint. Amid Angeles City’s diverse history and modern urbanization, you’ll find a blend of hard working, friendly citizens and rich culture. Here, enchanting history, delicious food, beautiful hotels and exciting nightlife await behind every turn.

Let’s pretend you have 24 hours to spend in Angeles City, which is plenty of time to absorb many of the local greatest hits. What exactly do you do? Let’s take a leisurely stroll and see what this city has to offer.

Historic and Cultural Sites and Outdoor Parks
Museo Ning Angeles
If you’re looking for a taste of local history, this small museum with its knowledgeable staff members features dioramas and exhibits showing the rich history of the area and culture of Angeleños. Nestled in the Sto. Rosario Historic District, Museo Ning Angeles was erected in 1922 and is the former town hall of Angeles City.

Clark Parade Park
Searching for that outdoor park that offers everything for everyone in your party? Look no further than Clark Parade Park. This large park offers cycling, running, and soccer to name a few activities. Your family can visit the playground, have a relaxing picnic, and you can even access WiFi. Better yet hide the phone and computer and enjoy the beautiful day minus technology.

Nayong Pilipino Clark
A unique, budget-friendly theme park stretching over 45 acres, Nayong Pilipino Clark offers walking tours, entertaining theatrical productions, and very friendly and accommodating staff. Filipino culture is the undisputable star here with distinct areas representing the country’s various regions. From Cordillera Central to Tagalog to Visayas, visitors will appreciate the opportunity to immerse in the diversity of the Philippines.

The Best in Hospitality and Entertainment
Mila’s Tokwa’t Baboy
Sisig, a traditional Filipino pork dish, is a standout star at Mila's Tokwa't Baboy
Looking for the soul of Angeles City on a plate? You may just find it here. Some might consider this small restaurant with minimal parking a turn off. But if you can get past the front door, you will find an irresistibly comfortable eatery great for families with kids, groups, and everyone in between. There’s a variety of indoor and outdoor seating here, so pick your ideal table and get ready to eat! At Mila’s Tokwa’t Baboy, you will get a taste of what some consider the best sisig, barbecue tocino, and pako salad around.

High Society Nightclub
After you’ve enjoyed a busy day exploring Angeles City and eating to your heart’s content, you may be seeking some exciting nightlife. High Society Nightclub has a spacious feel and party atmosphere. The drinks are also top quality without being overly expensive, but nothing beats the music, which is always bumping. If you’re the high-adrenaline party type who loves trendy beats, High Society Nightclub has you covered.

Casino Filipino - Angeles
Another nightlife option to consider is visiting one of the casinos in Angeles City or surrounding area. Casino Filipino - Angeles on Mc Arthur Highway is a stunning architectural building on the outside and an inviting, modern Vegas-style casino on the inside. Mingle with locals and tourists alike in a fun, lively atmosphere that stretches to three different floors of interactive games. You may even wish to brush up on your knowledge of blackjack, the rules of the French little wheel that govern roulette, or craps strategies before you travel to Angeles.

Queens Hotel Angeles City
When you are done listening to those amazing tunes and it’s time to call it a night or morning, you will need a great place to rest your tired body. Enter Queens Hotel Angeles City. This casual, reasonably priced hotel offers a rooftop bar with city view and an outdoor pool. It’s also an easy 3-minute walk from popular Fields Avenue and the entertainment district, making this hotel the perfect hub for your exploration of Angeles City.

When visiting Angeles City, day and night entertainment abounds and these suggestions are just a tiny taste of what this unique city has to offer. You might decide you’re not ready to leave after spending 24 hours here and extend your stay. Whenever you decide to leave, you’re guaranteed to do so with lots of memories and a fondness for the culture and beauty of Angeles City - a truly under appreciated gem.

Note : The above article was contributed by one of the site's guest writers. If you have any concerns about this post, please send an email to tine.fernandez@gmail.com. 

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