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Top Choice Historic Site in San Angelo

Fort McKavett State Historical Park

General William Tecumseh Sherman once called this fort along the San Saba River ‘the prettiest post in Texas.’ Today, Fort McKavett State Historical Park, about 65 miles southeast of San Angelo, preserves the striki…
Top Choice Deli in San Angelo

Peasant Village Restaurant

Casual for lunch, luxe for dinner. Located in a beautiful 1920s house near downtown, this refined restaurant is just the place if you'd like some fine wine to go with a meal from a menu that changes with the seasons…
Top Choice Historic Site in San Angelo

Fort Concho National Historic Landmark

No matter how many forts you've seen in your Texas travels, this one is likely to be a highlight. Many folks claim it's the best-preserved Western frontier fort in the US, and much of it has been restored by the cit…
Top Choice Historic Site in San Angelo

Presidio de San Sabá

What was once the largest Spanish fort in Texas has been beautifully restored. Presidio de San Sabá dates to 1757 and is close to the town of Menard, some 21 miles northeast of Fort McKavett. The site is great for w…
American in San Angelo

Silo House

A lovely restaurant run by the same creative folks as the Inn at the Art Center. Lunches feature a changing menu of salads, soups, quiches, sandwiches etc. Dinners are much more complex, with a seasonal menu that fe…
Clothing in San Angelo

JL Mercer & Son

Noted for its custom boots, spurs and other Western gear. Texas legends such as Lyndon Johnson got their boots here (as did on-screen cowboy John Wayne). Custom boots start at $600, but with options (there are many!…
Historic Building in San Angelo

Cactus Hotel

Don't miss the restored sumptuous lobby of the 14-story 1929 Cactus Hotel. It was built by Conrad Hilton in the early days of his empire-building. It no longer rents rooms.
Arts & Crafts in San Angelo

Chicken Farm Art Center

More than 20 artists create and display their works in studios in this old chicken farm. Many further tend to their nests by also living here.
Pub in San Angelo

SoCo Taphouse

Kind of an ideal pub: sit outside in a very relaxed setting and enjoy house-brewed beers plus other great ones from around the region.
Books in San Angelo

Cactus Book Shop

Right downtown, it carries new and used books plus a good selection of Texana titles.