San Angelo has a nice variety of lodging available, with a handful of B&Bs and numerous chain motels and hotels. Most of the properties are located along Bryant Boulevard or near the convention center on Rio Concho Drive. Of the chains, I recommend Holiday Inn Express, 4613 Houston Harte Expwy. (tel. 888/465-4329 or 325/223-2200), with double rates of $109 to $119.

Camping -- The best campgrounds are at San Angelo State Park (tel. 325/949-4757) and Spring Creek Marina and RV Park (tel. 800/500-7801 or 325/944-3850) at Lake Nasworthy.

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.