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San Angelo, Texas

by avita dcosta (2019-07-21)



The Goodfellow Air force Base, historic Fort Concho, and the Angelo State University make San Angelo one well-rounded city. San Angelo, the county seat of Tom Green County, has almost everything. Even the city’s neighbors can’t decide which of San Angelo’s aliases suit best. The city is known as The Oasis of West Texas, The Pearl of the Conchos, The Concho City, The River City, and simply as Angelo. Perhaps, San Angelo’s year-round sun, sun-belt climate, enviable cost of living, or plentiful tracks of sorts have served as inspirations behind its nicknames. One thing’s for sure—it is always a delight to discover San Angelo.


Exploring the City


Just like any other state, English is the dominant language in San Angelo, but your Spanish may also be put to good use. Tourists will be surprised to know that locals in San Angelo do not possess the characteristic country accent of most Texan natives. From the Fort Worth or Dallas Area, travelers may follow the US-227 highway that will lead them directly into the city. San Angelo does not possess and direct Interstate Highways. Arriving into the city by plain is easier. The San Angelo Regional Airport/Mathis Field serves as the city’s commercial airport. It also serves as a port for private and military aircraft. Only four flights enter or leave the valley throughout the day. From the airport, guests can rent cars as taxis are not abundant in the area. Greyhound buses are also abundant, but car rental services offer the best deals, if you’re planning to stay for a week or more. Book your San Angelo Hotels with


Things to Do


There are plenty of fun and worthwhile reasons to gear your tracks toward the city of San Angelo. The city has collection of tracks—from dinosaur and race tracks to bike and running tracks. The Riverwalk has at least 14 water displays that serve as charming backgrounds to the area’s 4-mile running trails. For sightseeing and recreational activities, visit the San Angelo State Park. Its 7,563 acres are not only perfect for leisure hikes, but also gives outdoor enthusiasts the opportunity to view Bison and Texan Longhorns. Strolling through the city is another worthwhile activity. San Angelo has around 39 historical markers that depict home sites, churches, and cemeteries.


Tourist Attractions


Oakes Street is home to the Fort Concho National Historic Landmark, which was established almost 150 years ago. The landmark once served as protection from frontier settlements during the war. The Cactus Hotel no longer accepts overnight guests, but tourists can still view the magnificent 1929 establishment through day tours. The hotel was the fourth of Conrad Hilton’s first buildings. The historic district of San Angelo can be found on Orient Street. Old Town is a well-preserved picture of what the city used to be. The whole street will certainly interest fans of varying architectural styles.


Best Museums


The Railway Museum San Angelo features a defunct but well-restored rail depot. Meanwhile, the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts hosts in-between exhibits that feature local artistry, for just as little as $1 per person. The Southwest Military Museum on South Irving Street is dedicated to the war veterans of the country. Exhibits feature memorabilia from World War I up to the present. Miss Hattie’s Bordello Museum retains some furnishings that predate the Texas Rangers.