The city gains its name after King Ferdinand III of Spain
San Fernando lies at a major highway crossroads; the toll North Luzon Expressway, and national highways MacArthur Highway and Jose Abad Santos Avenue meet here.
You can hop onto a colorful jeepney which takes you most corners of the city, but most run only at major roads
- 1 Paskuhan Village. Christmas-themed park, open all year round
- 2 Sky Ranch Pampanga, ☏ . Mo-Fr 3PM-midnight Sa-Su noon-midnight. Part of SM City Pampanga, it houses Pampanga Eye, a large Ferris wheel providing a 360-degree view of Pampanga, including San Fernando itself, Mount Arayat and Mount Pinatubo
- Pampanga Provincial Capitol, Capitol Boulevard. American-era Neoclassical building housing the offices of the provincial government of Pampanga
- San Fernando Station. A restored railway station along the abandoned Philippines National Railways northern main line, noted as the end of the 102-kilometer (63-mile) Bataan Death March. The restored station houses a boxcar used in the trains that carried surrendered soldiers to Capas, Tarlac.
- Giant Parol Festival (December)
- Crucifixions at San Pedro Cutud (Good Friday) - realistic reenactment of the crucifixion of Jesus, where penitents, usually men, are crucified on the hill in the barangay of San Pedro Cutud.
- 1 Bren Z. Guiao Sports Complex and Convention Center. A giant arena with a seating capacity of 30,000 people, used for conventions, concerts, sports, beauty pageants
- 1 SM City Pampanga, Jose Abad Santos Avenue, Lagundi (Near NLEX San Fernando Exit). 10:00-22:00. Giant SM mall opened in 2000, with hundreds of shops and restaurants, and the Sky Ranch Pampanga theme park (see #See)
|Routes through San Fernando|
|Manila ← San Simon ←||S N||→ Angeles|
|Malolos ← Santo Tomas ←||S N||→ Angeles|
|Gapan ← Mexico ←||E W||→ Bacolor → Olongapo|