Your family’s ticket to exciting outdoor adventures is in reach this summer when you take a road trip to San Angelo. Load up the car and cruise towards the Concho Valley. Not long after driving into town, you’ll notice the charming streets that make up San Angelo.
After a short stroll downtown, see firsthand why San Angelo was named the Visual Arts Capital of Texas. Historic murals highlighting the city’s history are scattered throughout the community, with many on outside walls in the downtown. You and your family can also enjoy the outdoors as you visit and capture those Instagrammable moments at the Pop Art Museum, located in a former bowling alley, and Paintbrush Alley, an alleyway displaying art from more than 50 artists with a salute to the movie, Giant. Only a few minutes away are family-friendly museum options including the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, Fort Concho National Historic Landmark, and the Railway Museum of San Angelo.
If you’re family loves nature, take in a miniature golf game or a game of washers at The Bosque on the Concho River Walk, and when you’re done, visit The Latest Scoop for gourmet-style, homemade ice cream in one of their flavored waffle cones.
Consider your own family scavenger hunt, where the kids can try to spot as many of the painted sheep placed throughout the community. Back in the day, San Angelo was the Wool and Mohair Capital of the World, and the sheep are a reminder of how important these animals were to the development of the community. Painted by local artists, more than 100 painted sheep represent a unique theme at every location. You can start at the San Angelo Visitor Center with the “Welcome Ewe.”
Head over to the Mayer Museum at Angelo State University and check out the cool exhibits and fun programs for all ages, including a T-Rex that greets you at the door. Afterwards, drive to San Angelo State Park and choose a hike from more than 55 miles of trail, see the bison or longhorn herds, or go bird watching.
Throughout your visit in San Angelo, enjoy dining at a variety of kid-friendly locations. Grab Saturday brunch at Urban Salt Kitchen & Bar, one of the newest restaurants in downtown. You can also enjoy a handmade pizza and a craft beer at Old Central Firehouse Pizzeria and Taproom as the kids play in the adjacent park while you relax on the outdoor patio. And if you have a craving for Mexican and Tex-Mex food, check out Fuentes Downtown or the Original Henry’s for delicious culinary delights.
Discover San Angelo for yourself this summer. We know you will SanAngeLOVE it!