But First… Brunch
Looking for a leisurely breakfast lingering over a latte or mimosas? Be sure to start your weekend at these morning hotspots. If you’re looking for a quick pick-me-up, zip through the drive-thru for a Green Goddess smoothie or a peanut butter banana crunch flatbread from Tropical Smoothie Café. Or if you’re looking for a leisurely lunch, The Penny Tap House has familiar favorites like chicken and waffles and steak and eggs. If you’re craving something different, try Cork & Pig Tavern’s breakfast pizza, topped with goodies like pancetta and a sunny-side egg.
Work Up a Sweat
Nama-slay the day with a yoga class at Yoga San Angelo or Grace & Grit Yoga. If you’re looking for an outdoor adventure, hit the trails at San Angelo State Park. You may catch a glimpse of the official Texas State Longhorn Herd or you can schedule a tour in advance. The Red Arroyo Trail is also a perfect place to stretch your legs and enjoy unique art installations along the path.
Shop ‘til You Drop
On the hunt for a new outfit? Locally owned boutiques like The Carriage, The Roost Boutique, and Grigsby’s Boutique are great places to play dress up and put on a fashion show. The Carriage is the hot spot for all things hip and swanky, The Roost offers trendy looks and an array of cozy home décor, and Grigsby’s features fashion trends for all ages and sizes! Looking for something a little sportier for you or your significant other? Check out Happy Trails Outfitters. They offer outdoor, lifestyle, travel, and fitness gear along with other unique products to hit the trail. Mother-daughter-owned Revival Boutique is the ideal spot for fashionistas to load up their shopping bags. Adorable t-shirts, chic pendant necklaces, snakeskin booties and hip wide-brimmed hats are all the rage at Revival.
After you snag a new outfit, indulge with a marvelous mani/pedi at VIP Nail Spa. Their relaxing ambiance and knowledgeable staff will have you feeling like a VIP no matter the treatment you choose. There are also some excellent spa options nearby, like Prestige Med Spa or The Palladian Day Spa. At Palladian, the skin savvy can get peels, microdermabrasion, facials and needling. But they can also take care of their tresses, highlights, lashes and waxing, too. We love their organic spray tan option. Prestige is part-med spa and part-salon. Aside from getting your hit of Botox, any laser hair or tattoo removal, you can also pop in for microdermabrasion, polish change or to get your lashes done.
Get Cultured & Strike a Pose
With plenty of photo spots and public art, fill your Instagram feed with colorful street art. Head downtown and check out the Giant themed Paintbrush Alley, or find something funky to pose with at the open-air Pop Art Museum. Celebrate the arts at the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, or tour the Chicken Farm Art Center. If you’re looking for some photo-worthy historical spots, pay homage to the Buffalo Soldiers at Fort Concho National Historic Landmark or take a mural tour of the Historic Murals of San Angelo.
If you’re looking to wind down with some wine and cheese, In Vino Veritas has a wide selection of wines and charcuterie boards. Enjoy one of their wine tasting options to pick your favorite pairing. Cork & Pig Tavern is a great place to grab a signature cocktail and a savory snack. We recommend a Mango Margarita Martini paired with their Southwest Queso.
Dine like a Local
Experience San Angelo’s Tex-Mex inspired dining scene at Cielo with tapas and a watermelon margarita or visit The Grill for local favorites like the Sonoma Steak Salad or Famous Brisket Tacos. Itching for some Italian? Step into Napoli’s Italian Restaurant for authentic dishes like Veal Marsala or Eggplant Parmigiano and a glass of Pinot. If you’re in search of seafood, enjoy some fabulous Oysters Rockefeller or Blackened Mahi Mahi at The Wharf. (And remember, vacation calories don’t count!)
Try A New Activity
San Angelo’s newest nightlife endeavor, Next Level Sports Bar & Grill offers activities like putt-putt, cornhole, and a virtual gaming screen, perfect for larger parties. Work together at Think in a Box escape rooms or get crafty at a class like Painting with a Twist or Board & Brush and embrace your inner artist.
Hit the Town
Fiddlestrings Sports Bar, a popular hotspot has an impressive outdoor patio featuring a swimming pool, giant beer pong, and lawn games, which is perfect for larger groups. Feeling fancy? Raw 1899 is the place to see and swirl, with an adjoining art gallery to peruse while you sip. They also offer unique bites like Baked Brie and popular cocktails like a French 1899. Dance the night away at The House of Fifi DuBois, a groovy downtown lounge with a giant dance floor. The night is young and so are you.
Plan your getaway when the time is right. You’ll #SanAngeLove it!