Amarillo's location on I-40 makes it an ideal stopping point on cross-country trips. Several inexpensive mom-and-pop motels line Amarillo Boulevard (Loop 335) in northern Amarillo, but finding a good room in that area is a hit-or-miss proposition. A better bet is the I-40 corridor: You'll find dozens of chain motels located just off the interstate, including Courtyard by Marriott, 8006 I-40 W. (tel. 800/321-2211 or 806/467-8954), with rates of $129 to $159 double; Hampton Inn, 1700 I-40 E. at exit 71 (tel. 800/426-7866 or 806/372-1425), with rates of $89 to $129 double; Hilton Garden Inn, 900 I-40 W. (tel. 800/321-3232 or 806/355-4400), with rates of $139 to $169 double; and Motel 6, 6030 I-40 W. at exit 66 (tel. 800/466-8356 or 806/359-7651), with rates of $40 to $60 double. Room taxes in Amarillo add about 15% to lodging bills.

Camping -- Several camping options exist in and around Amarillo, with numerous RV campgrounds in the city as well as primitive camping opportunities at Lake Meredith National Recreation Area. The recreation area does not have RV hookups, but it's free to stay here.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.