Welcome to San Angelo, Texas, an Oasis in the Desert, off the Beaten Path!
Thank you for visiting San Angelo! There is so much to see and do, and a lot of it is free or very low fee! We hope that the information below helps you make your travel plans — enjoy a real vacation at the oasis in West Texas, off the beaten path!
From San Angelo’s western heritage that includes Fort Concho National Historic Landmark, The Cactus Hotel, (one of the first hotels ever built by Conrad Hilton), the Historic Murals of San Angelo, the historic Concho Avenue business district, to the performing and visual arts options like the Murphey Performance Hall, the San Angelo Performing Arts Center, San Angelo Symphony, Art in Uncommon Places, the Chicken Farm Art Center, and the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, the city welcomes you to experience the many things to see and do. If you’re more of a nature lover, enjoy acres of natural beauty at San Angelo State Park, home to the Official Texas State Longhorn & Bison Herds and 55 miles of hiking paths, Lake Nasworthy, and the award-winning River Walk along the Concho River that runs through the center of San Angelo. For a whole lot more information, visit www.DiscoverSanAngelo.com, additional links of interest are also listed below.
OR join our “Discover Tour” of San Angelo and surrounding area. It’s a 3-day self-guided tour prior to the 2023 Cowboy Way Jubilee (September 29-October 1) absolutely FREE. Click here for more information!
Home of Hank the Cow Dog® who’s statute is in Heritage Park, a Downtown San Angelo Pocket Park
San Angelo was the Wool Center of West Texas and therefore has over 100 sheep scattered throughout Downtown! You may view most of them here!
San Angelo State Park home to both Official State of Texas Bison & Longhorn herds, a bird watching blind (building!) as well as camping, cabins, fishing, hiking.
In addition to San Angelo, there is much to see an do within a short distance drive! Christoval, Texas offers Hummer House, Christoval Winery, and the Mt. Carmel Hermitage. Another winery is located at Grape Creek, TX. East of San Angelo are ancient petroglyphs @ Painted Rock, TX. Bend Bend National Park is less than 5 hours away. The sights and sounds of Austin, San Antonio, Lubbock, and even Waco and Dallas/Ft. Worth are a mere 200 miles away. Abilene is just 90 miles while Midland/Odessa is about 135 miles away. San Angelo is a Whole Vacation in one spot!