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Getting There

The largest city in Texas not located on an interstate, San Angelo lies at the junction of three U.S. highways: 67, 87, and 277. U.S. 87 crosses I-20 at Big Spring, and U.S. 67 and U.S. 277 are both accessible from I-20 near Abilene. From the south, U.S. 67 diverges from I-10 at Fort Stockton and U.S. 277 crosses the interstate at Sonora.

San Angelo Regional Airport/Mathis Field, located about 8 miles south of the city at 7654 Knickerbocker Rd. (tel. 325/659-6409; www.mathisfield.com), is the only commercial airport in the Concho River Valley and is served by Continental (tel. 800/523-3273) and American (tel. 800/433-7300). Car rentals are available at the airport from Avis, Budget, and Hertz.

Getting Around

With the confluence of the north and south forks of the Concho River marking the city center, bridges seem to be everywhere and can often make navigation by car a bit tricky. Bryant Boulevard (U.S. 87/277) is the major north-south street, but it splits into two one-way streets (the northbound Koenigheim St. and southbound Abe St.) in the middle of the city. Chadbourne Street, just a few blocks east of Bryant Boulevard, runs through the historic part of the city, skirting downtown and Historic Concho Avenue en route to Fort Concho and other attractions.

The civic bus system (tel. 325/947-8729) operates five routes from the Historic Santa Fe Depot at 703 S. Chadbourne St., from 6:30am to 6:30pm Monday through Friday and from 9:30am to 6:30pm Saturday. Fare is $1 for adults, 50ยข for students and seniors, and free for any accompanying children 4 and under.

Visitor Information

The San Angelo Convention and Visitors Bureau, 418 W. Ave. B., San Angelo, TX 76903 (tel. 800/375-1206 or 325/655-4136; www.sanangelo.org), operates a visitor center, open Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm, Saturday 10am to 5pm, and Sunday noon to 4pm.

Fast Facts -- San Angelo has two 24-hour emergency rooms: San Angelo Community Medical Center, 3501 Knickerbocker Rd. (tel. 325/949-9511; www.sacmc.com), and Shannon Medical Center, 120 E. Harris Ave. (tel. 325/653-6741; www.shannonhealth.com). The main post office, 1 N. Abe St., is open Monday through Friday from 8am to 5:30pm, Saturday from 9am to 4:30pm.

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.