Tarlac City is the provincal capital of Tarlac. It is the hometown of Corazon and Benigno Aquino III, presidents of the Philippines
The city's nearest airport is Clark International Airport in Angeles, but it takes time to transfer to a bus to Tarlac City.
- Victory Liner buses between Manila and Dagupan or Alaminos and vice versa regularly stop at Tarlac City. Northbound services stop at a sheltered bus station behind the Motorway diner restaurant, while southbound buses stop at the Siesta Travel Break bus station, shared with other bus operators.
The Subic-Clark-Tarlac and Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union expressways (or SCTEX and TPLEX, respectively) serves the city through one exit found at both expressways' termini at barangay Balingcanaway. The northbound exit from SCTEX is undergoing reconstruction due to the ongoing Central Luzon Link Expressway interchange.
- Hacienda Luisita
- Aquino Presidential Center and Library
There are a number of accommodations that can be found in Tarlac City. They are: La Maja Rica Hotel, Brgy. Ligtasan Microtel Inn, Brgy. San Miguel Hotel Sogo, Brgy. San Sebastian Asiaten Hotel, Brgy. San Sebastian