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    The city of Galveston on Galveston island, is only about an hour drive south of Houston and is a great place for a quick getaway. Do not expect to find the most gorgeous beaches in the world, but the incredible shopping, liveliness of "the Strand" and the famous Moody Gardens, more then make up for it.

    Once again I am from Texas so I can say this without any guilt. Galveston use to be amazing place to visit with Sea-Arama (Think Sea World but smaller), the sea wall to skate up and down, cheap shells at the tourist store and the beaches were nice and well maintained. Now the city is a tourist trap lots of hotels, tourist events and themes and the beaches are less than stellar due to the oil spills from Mexico in the 80's. If it is beaches go to South Padre or an hour either direction from Galveston. If it is family entertainment with the kids then Galveston has a great deal to offer and many things to keep the entire family laughing and playing with, on, or around for a week easy. It is not a cheap vacation, on the other hand it has a lot of joy in one location.

    Moody gardens (under their glass pyramids) is my highlight with Galveston. Very nice aquatic and rain forest displays; and have an I-Max set. The beaches have no palm trees for shade; but I had fun on the drive on beaches on the far west side of the island. I worked for years on one building of the Fort Crockett complex...a WW2 navy base that was built to withstand naval gunfire. While working there I lived in an apartment by the sea with a balcony getting a view and morning sun.

    I worked at Fort Crockett till I retired 10 years ago. I loved Galveston living in a beach side condo with a balcony overlooking the sea. I liked driving on the beach also, but more beaches are being closed to vehicle traffic. Pelican Island is also a part of the City of Galveston with its Seawolf Park with a vintage WW2 destroyer and submarine.

    You should know this before you visit...Galveston has a big flooding problem when it rains hard. The Strand is impossible to reach in high water. Both of the main roads into Galveston can have real flooding problems with heavy rain.
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      • Moody Mansion
        0.29 Km from Galveston
      • Rosenberg Library
        0.46 Km from Galveston
        Rosenberg Library, a public library located at 2310 Sealy Street in Galveston, Texas, United States, is the oldest continuously operating library in Texas. It serves as headquarters of the Galveston County Library System and its librarian also functions as the Galveston County Librarian.
      • Moody National Bank
        0.53 Km from Galveston
      • Congregation Beth Jacob (Galveston, Texas)
        0.56 Km from Galveston
      • Galveston Railroad Museum
        0.56 Km from Galveston
        The Galveston Railroad Museum is a railroad museum owned and operated by the Center for Transportation and Commerce, a non-profit organization. The museum was established with funds from Galveston businesswoman and philanthropist Mary Moody Northen and the Moody Foundation. The museum is located at 25th and Strand in Galveston, Texas. The museum has reopened after Hurricane Ike and is raising donations for matching grant money to restore the exhibits damaged. The museum has been approved for $20...
      • Texas City Refinery explosion
        15.50 Km from Galveston
        The Texas City Refinery explosion occurred on March 23, 2005, when a hydrocarbon vapour cloud exploded at the ISOM isomerization process unit at BP's Texas City refinery in Texas City, Texas, killing 15 workers and injuring more than 170 others. The Texas City Refinery was the second-largest oil refinery in the state, and the third-largest in the United States with an input capacity of 437,000 barrels (69,500 m3) per day as of January 1, 2000. BP acquired the Texas City refinery as part of its m...
      • Kemah Boardwalk
        34.68 Km from Galveston
        The Kemah Boardwalk is a 60-acre Texas Gulf Coast entertainment destination in Kemah,Texas, approximately 30 miles southeast of Downtown Houston, Texas. The Boardwalk is built entirely along the shores of Galveston Bay and Clear Lake, and is considered among the premier boardwalks in the United States. The complex is owned and operated by Landry’s, Inc., and is home to more than 10 restaurants, a collection of rides, midway games, attractions, a boutique hotel, a charter yacht, a 400-slip marina...
      • KACC
        40.85 Km from Galveston
      • Baybrook Mall
        43.25 Km from Galveston
        Baybrook Mall, is a shopping mall located in Houston, Texas. The mall is located off of Interstate 45. It has a Friendswood mailing address, and it is also in proximity to Webster. It is located 30 km (18.6 mi) southeast of downtown Houston at Interstate 45 South and Bay Area Blvd. It has five major anchors and more than 170 stores and restaurants. It has 1,240,000 square feet (115,200 m²) of retail space. The mall was conceived in 1973 with construction completed in 1978. The first anchor tenan...

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      Month Temp °C Rainfall Cm Temp °F Rainfall Inches
      Jan 12.1 97.5 53.8 38.4
      Feb 13.5 80.8 56.3 31.8
      Mar 16.6 76.6 61.9 30.2
      Apr 20.4 87.6 68.7 34.5
      May 24 98 75.2 38.6
      Jun 27.2 107.3 81 42.2
      Jul 28.3 109.6 82.9 43.1
      Aug 28.3 121.8 82.9 48
      Sep 26.6 158 79.9 62.2
      Oct 22.5 110 72.5 43.3
      Nov 17.3 106.2 63.1 41.8
      Dec 13.7 115.4 56.7 45.4

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