After being holed up at home for the last few months due to intensified restrictions and lockdowns, we’re now finally able to go out once again. Although minimized, dining in restaurants is now also possible. But the best part comes in the dialing down of strict protocols on domestic and leisure travel.  

This means that people are now free to visit tourist destinations in the Philippines. However, options have been limited due to the varying quarantine classifications in many parts of the country. Nevertheless, you can still enjoy a trip or getaway outside of your city – and you don’t even have to go that far! Just check out what Pampanga has to offer!

Located just a little over two hours from Metro Manila, Pampanga offers more than just good food but an experience that goes beyond – thanks to its wealth of resorts and hotels available for a memorable staycation. 

If you’re curious as to which ones are the best, you don’t have to fret! Because we’ll be curating them below!

  • Hilton Clark Sun Valley Resort

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Location: Jose Abad Santos Avenue, Clark Freeport Zone, Angeles

Description: “Surrounded by lush foliage and stunning golf courses, the new Hilton Clark Sun Valley Resort offers a warm welcome to your tropical getaway. Enjoy elegant accommodations, stylish international restaurants, and modern amenities in our convenient location. Just minutes from the airport and city center, our resort lets you explore the surrounding area or relax on-site for the perfect trip to Pampanga.” – Hilton Clark Sun Valley Resort

  • Park Inn by Radisson Clark

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Location: Manuel A. Roxas Highway SM City Clark, Clark Freeport Zone

Description: Stay in our vibrant hotel close to Clark International Airport Boasting 154 rooms and spacious suites with vibrant décor and chic furnishings, the Park Inn by Radisson Clark provides a welcoming hotel experience less than eight kilometers from the Clark International Airport (CRK). 

During your stay, enjoy easy access to Clark Freeport Zone and the SM City Clark Mall complex, both located next to the hotel in Angeles, Pampanga. Thanks to our on-site restaurant, HUES, you can savor a delicious breakfast, lunch, or dinner without the need for additional travel arrangements. Business travelers can be productive with our free high-speed wireless internet and meeting facilities, and all our guests can unwind with a refreshing dip in the swimming pool.” – Park Inn by Radisson Clark

  • Quest Plus Conference Center Clark

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Location: Mimosa Leisure Estate, Mimosa Drive, Pampanga, Clark

Description: “Quest Plus Conference Center, Clark is a 4-star hotel with an affordable lifestyle. It aims to combine the value of premium budget hotels with unique and inspiring designs, creative hospitality concepts, and state-of-the-art technology for travelers seeking a stylish and unpretentious working environment.” – Quest Plus Conference Center Clark

  • Midori Clark Hotel and Casino

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Location: Recto St, Clark Freeport, Angeles

Description: “Midori Clark Hotel provides travelers with a five-star resting place that is exquisite, heart-warming, cozy and of the finest quality. We offer 111 particularly designed guest rooms that are spacious, bright and well-equipped in a close proximity to nature. These rooms of different types are designed to allow every occupant to experience the varied landscape of nature at close range.” – Midori Clark Hotel and Casino

  • Clark Marriott Hotel

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Location: Manuel A Roxas Highway, Zone, Clark Freeport, Mabalacat

Description: “The beacon of hospitality, Clark Marriott Hotel, is the first internationally branded 5-star hotel in the North of Manila located at the central business district of Clark Freeport Zone in Mabalacat, Philippines. It has 260 well-appointed rooms and suites and five restaurants and bars. “

Fully equipped with amenities such as the Quan Spa, Fitness Center, Pool Bar, and Kids Club. It has a Grand Ballroom that can accommodate up to 360 guests and four Meeting Rooms for smaller functions that are meant to hold events that are infinitely you and inspired by you. It is only a short 10-minute drive from Clark International Airport.” – Clark Marriott Hotel

  • Hotel Stotsenberg

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Location: Gil Puyat Avenue corner Andres Soriano St, ClarkFreeport Zone, Clark Freeport

Description: Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travelers visiting Clark Freeport Zone, Hotel Stotsenberg is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its family-friendly environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, Hotel Stotsenberg makes it easy to enjoy the best of Clark Freeport Zone.” – Hotel Stotsenberg

  • Royce Hotel and Casino

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Location: Manuel A. Roxas Highway, Corner Ninoy Aquino Avenue Zone, Clark Freeport, Mabalacat

Description: “Set in a property designed to exemplify modern elegance, Royce Hotel and Casino has everything for the perfect trip – whether for business or leisure. Constantly evolving, it strives to provide its guests novel experiences while immersed in comfort. The soul of Royce Hotel and Casino can be found in its myriad entertainment options. With its own dazzling Casino area, gamers are sure to find the fun times they crave.” – Royce Hotel and Casino

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