By Anne Thomas
San Angelo
Texas
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Located in West Central Texas, San Angelo has the charm of a quaint Southern town.  Established in 1867 as a fort to protect settlers, it eventually blossomed in to the city of San Angelo.  The city is committed to preserving the history of the town and pays tribute to it everyday.  San Angelo is a great place to shop for antiques and collectibles, check out art from local artists and for their variety of fine dining!

EscapeWizard.com invites you to book your trip to San Angelo, Texas and experience southern hospitality at its finest.  You will begin your journey by flying in to San Angelo Regional Airport (SJT).  You can book your flight today with EscapeWizard.com by following this link: (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php).  While you are picking your flight, check out EscapeWizard.com’s selection of San Angelo’s hotels at (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl). 

Once you have settled in, EscapeWizard.com encourages you to check out Fort Concho National Historic Landmark.  Fort Concho was built in 1867 on the banks of Concho River to protect frontier settlers and trade routes.  Now, it is a historical preservation project and a museum dedicated to remembering the old army post.  Fort Concho sits on over 1600 acres of land and invites visitors to take a tour.  The tour begins with the barracks that were built in 1969, then to the post headquarters and schoolhouse and ends at Officer’s Row.  But that’s not all!  They recreate the infantry, Calvary, laundresses and vintage baseball.  Nineteenth century baseball at Fort Concho is fun and educational.  They wear period clothes and use equipment they have recreated.

Star gazing in San Angelo has never been so fun and educational.  The Angelo State University Planetarium is one of the largest on any university campus.  The renovated planetarium now has a Sci-Dome HD projector so you can gaze at over 5,000 stars!  The Planetarium offers admission to the public and offers a number of shows.

EscapeWizard.com suggests you spend some time downtown.  Visitors can spend their day shopping, eating or taking in the local history.  Paintbrush alley is located off Concho Avenue.  Murals and artwork can be found painting on the sides of buildings and in other unusual places.  The first street in San Angelo is their famous Concho Avenue.  It offers visitors a variety of antique stores, museums, fine dining and nightlife.  Concho River, named for the mussels that produce the Concho pearl, runs right through downtown San Angelo.  Concho River walk features water displays, gardens, light shows, playgrounds and a walking trail.

Can’t get enough of the local history?  Check out the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts!  The museum has their own permanent collection, which includes American contemporary art and ceramics as well as art from local Texas residents.  They also have traveling exhibitions from time to time.

Spend the day at a beautiful garden where you can see different and exotic water lilies.  EscapeWizard.com invites you to visit The San Angelo International Water Lilly garden.  It is open to the public from April to October.  You can visit during the day or night because the garden offers a variety of lilies including some that bloom at night!

But that’s not all.  The city offers many more attractions including the Goodfellow Air Force Base, the Stock Show and Rodeo, and San Angelo Symphony.  There are a number of parks as well as three lakes where you can boat, fish or water ski!  EscapeWizard.com can promise you that San Angelo is a fun and exciting place to visit.  Visit EscapeWizard.com to book your vacation today!