History : Angeles City

Angeles City, also known as the Entertainment Capital Of The Philippines, is located just 90 minutes from the capital city of Manila.

Once the home of Clark Naval Base, a US military installation established in 1908, Angeles weathered through the decades until the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo volcano in 1991 forced the closure of the base.

The city started to rebound and rebuild in 1993 and born out of the volcanic ash and debris, was a new and vibrant city destined to become the heartbeat of entertainment, leisure, gaming, and fitness in the Central Luzon region.

Angeles has also established itself as a major hub for business, industry, tourism, and aviation in the Philippines. Clark International Airport, located on the former air base now known as the Clark Freeport Zone, is ever-expanding and being groomed to become the Philippines first “Aerotropolis”;  a community featuring a world-class airport surrounded by clusters of businesses and residential developments.

Angeles City is world-famous for its entertainment district, the heart of which is located on Fields Avenue, which contains the infamous Walking Street. This vibrant area is packed with heart-pumping go-go girlie bars, KTV lounges, sports bars, restaurants, pulsating discos, and massage parlors. Walking street is alive and kicking 24 hours a day. There is something for everyone!

Other entertainment areas include Perimeter Road (Don Juico Ave.), Koreantown, and the Clark Freeport Zone, which features not only fun family activities like water parks, zoos, and go karts, but also contains world-class casinos and resorts, golf courses, an International speedway that holds Motorsport events, and country clubs.

Shopping is a major attraction as well in Angeles, featuring modern first-class malls such as the Marquee Mall and SM City Clark. There are also duty-free shops located within the Clark Freeport Zone and a spectacular public market located in downtown Angeles, offering just about everything imaginable and more, all at very reasonable prices!

Of course, whenever you have a major tourist destination, you will find plenty of food choices. Angeles City has gradually gained the reputation of being a “foodies paradise”, encompassing eateries serving up cuisine from all over the continent. Here you will find Thai, Chinese, Filipino, German, Mexican, Italian, and even Cajun/Creole dishes. Many establishments also offer standard American and English fare as well as pub grub and comfort food.

Angeles City currently attracts millions of visitors from all over the world and with good reason: it provides a fusion of world-class hotels, resorts, casinos, restaurants, entertainment, outdoor activities, and shopping. There is something for every taste and budget in Angeles City. You will never be bored, guaranteed!