Galveston Texas Things To Do & Map
Galveston is a fantastic place to spend a fun filled summer weekend, a beach vacation, or just a few hours on the beaches. Galveston is loaded with fun things to see and do and you can find lots of them on this Galveston Map. Galveston offers 32 miles of relaxing beaches, superb restaurants, top resort hotels, marvelous downtown shopping, numerous antique stores, incredible art galleries, fabulous entertainment and one of the largest and well-preserved concentrations of Victorian architecture in the country. Galveston Island is filled with fun things to see and do including water parks, a tall sailing ship, flight museum, a great golf course, camping, fishing, offshore gambling, and lots more.
Settled in 1816, Galveston now has a population of 60,000 friendly folks spread out over a small island separated from the mainland by Galveston Bay. The island is 32 miles long and two and a half miles wide. At one point in Texas history, Galveston was the largest city in Texas.
The Port of Galveston was established in 1825 and served as the main port for the Texas Navy during the Texas Revolution and later served as the capital of the Republic of Texas. In the 19th century, the Port was one of the largest in the United States. Galveston is also known for it's hurricanes and specifically the hurricane that devastated the city in 1900 - a natural disaster that still counts as the deadliest in American history.
Resources Guide For Galveston
|Things To Do In Galveston|
|Texas Outside's Top Ten Fun Things To Do In Galveston||Is a list of our favorite things to see and do while visiting Galveston|
|Moody Gardens||Read about our fun visit to Moody Gardens Theme Park|
|Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau||You'll find attractions, entertainment, maps, and much more at the official website of Galveston|
|City of Galveston Events||Galveston's calendar of events and things to see and do|
|Galveston Island Events||See what's happening during your next trip to Galveston|
|Thank God For Weekends||Thanksgiving in Galveston Trip is filled with things to see and do in Galveston|
|Schlitterbahn Galveston||Is now open year round - Texas Outside Rated it 8.5 on the fun scale|
|Galveston Chamber of Commerce||Lots of good information on Galveston Links|
|Galveston Historical Foundation||Galveston history, places to visit, events calendar.|
|Galveston Island Camping||Find a campground on Galveston|
|Guide to Historic Homes||Since 1965 GHF has saved hundreds of historic homes|
|Dickens on the Strand||Join in the fun at this crown jewel of a holiday festival, when bobbies, Beefeaters & the Queen will be on hand to recreate Victorian London.|
|Moody Gardens Golf Course||If you visit Galveston you've got to play this course|
|Galveston Campgrounds||Find a place to camp in Galveston|
|Mardi Gras Galveston||A must event in Galveston|
|Texas Gulf Coast Fishing||Guide to Galveston fishing guides and charters|
|Gulf Coast Marina Guide||A map of all the marinas along the gulf coast|
|Surfing and Windsurfing Links||Learn all you need to know with links and resources|
|Scuba and Snorkeling Web Sites||Information regarding scuba and snorkeling|
|Galveston Pleasure Pier||Fun for everyone|
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