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Houston City Tour and Admission to Downtown Aquarium
"This bus tour is a wonderful way to start your Houston vacation. This lightly narrated 90-minute tour showcases Houston's famous land marks historic Houston areas and breath taking views. Explore the great city of Houston and see what the largest city in Texas has to offer.This guided tour drives through Houston's beautiful market square and many more downtown locations including Buf Allen Parkway and Houston's upscale midtown residential area. You will enjoy the breath-taking billion dollar Downtown Houston Skyline and museum district.Once the city tour is complete you will be dropped off at the Houston Aquarium which you are welcome to explore and enjoy. This package includes one admission ticket for the Houston Aquarium and one ticket for the Houston City Tour.""""Take a 90-minute panoramic guided tour on board a double decker buss. The city tour includes Downtown Historic district Toyota Center
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Houston City Tour and Admission to Downtown Aquarium
"This bus tour is a wonderful way to start your Houston vacation. This lightly narrated 90-minute tour showcases Houston's famous land marks historic Houston areas and breath taking views. Explore the great city of Houston and see what the largest city in Texas has to offer.This guided tour drives through Houston's beautiful market square and many more downtown locations including Buf Allen Parkway and Houston's upscale midtown residential area. You will enjoy the breath-taking billion dollar Downtown Houston Skyline and museum district.Once the city tour is complete you will be dropped off at the Houston Aquarium which you are welcome to explore and enjoy. This package includes one admission ticket for the Houston Aquarium and one ticket for the Houston City Tour.""""Take a 90-minute panoramic guided tour on board a double decker buss. The city tour includes Downtown Historic district Toyota Center
From $50.00
 
Houston City Tour and Admission to Downtown Aquarium
"This bus tour is a wonderful way to start your Houston vacation. This lightly narrated 90-minute tour showcases Houston's famous land marks historic Houston areas and breath taking views. Explore the great city of Houston and see what the largest city in Texas has to offer.This guided tour drives through Houston's beautiful market square and many more downtown locations including Buf Allen Parkway and Houston's upscale midtown residential area. You will enjoy the breath-taking billion dollar Downtown Houston Skyline and museum district.Once the city tour is complete you will be dropped off at the Houston Aquarium which you are welcome to explore and enjoy. This package includes one admission ticket for the Houston Aquarium and one ticket for the Houston City Tour.""""Take a 90-minute panoramic guided tour on board a double decker buss. The city tour includes Downtown Historic district Toyota Center
From $50.00

More Transportation in Galveston

The ferry to Port Bolivar

There is a ferry from the eastern end of Galveston Island to the Bolivar Peninsula (Port Bolivar). This ferry is free because it is considered part of the Texas Highway System.The ferry crosses the...
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mccalpin
Jun 26, 2013

Getting to Galveston

Galveston is, indeed, an island off the Gulf Coast of Texas, about 50 miles from downtown Houston. Therefore, there are not any airports to get you here. Nor would taking a taxi or public...
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msbrandysue
Apr 04, 2011

Take a Trolley!

In downtown Galveston, also known as The Strand a trolley is available for $1.50. It circles around the historic Victorian homes. It's a great way to see the old city, as well as a chance to rest your...
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msbrandysue
Apr 04, 2011

Seawall Transportation

There are a multitude of ways to get around the 10 mile stretch of the Seawall. After driving to the area you're welcome to choose from an array of fun transportation such as: bicycles, scooters,...
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msbrandysue
Jun 21, 2008

Take A Cruise!

In recent years, the Port of Galveston has become a popular departure & arrival point for many of the biggest cruise lines in the world. Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Princess, and Celebrity cruise...
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H-TownJourneyman
Mar 07, 2006

Bolivar Ferry

If you are coming to Galveston by car from east Texas, or while on the island you are looking for a little something out of the ordinary to do, the Bolivar Ferry is a short but fun alternative. The...
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H-TownJourneyman
Mar 06, 2006
 
 
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Getting There

The best way to get to Galveston is by car. coming from downtown Houston, take the Gulf Freeway (I-45 south) all the way. You will go over the Galveston Bridge which is an arched bridge and quite...
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keeweechic
Mar 29, 2003

Touring the Island

The Duck Tours The Duck Tour picks up at 21st & Seawall Blvd and is a special vehicle which travels on land and in the water. We were dying to do this but ran out of time. Apparently the Duck Ride...
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keeweechic
Feb 25, 2003

Galveston Island Ferry

The Ferry runs from Galveston to Port Boliva and back and gives great views of Sealwolf Park and the Bolivar Lighthouse. Visitors and residents can drive onto the ferry or just park and then take a...
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keeweechic
Oct 12, 2002

Colourful Pedal Surreys

These were just the cutest things all lined up ready to be hired. I saw a family of 6 very easily accommodated on them although not sure about all that weight to pedal. You can rent these colourful...
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keeweechic
Oct 12, 2002

By air, most major airlines...

By air, most major airlines will route you through Houston. Be prepared to rent a car. You will not regret it. The airport at Galveston is extremely small.Galveston is an island. You will be able to...
rholloway
Aug 24, 2002

By air, most major airlines...

By air, most major airlines will route you through Houston. Be prepared to rent a car. You will not regret it. Galveston airport is extremely small. Galveston is an island. Travel there by car is most...
rholloway
Aug 24, 2002

Top Hotels in Galveston

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2300 Ship's Mechanic Row, Galveston, Texas, 77550, United States
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2024 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, Texas, 77550, United States
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Pier 21, Galveston, Texas, 77550, United States
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1702 Seawall Boulevard, Galveston, Texas, 77551, United States
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5222 Seawall Blvd., Galveston, Texas, 77551, United States
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5924 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, Texas, 77551, United States
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Top Things to Do in Galveston

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Bishop's Palace

Built for lawyer Walter Gresham in 1893. This house was later bought by the catholic church to be used as a Bishop's residence. the house today is open for self guided tours and incorporates the best...
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Moody Gardens

Yes, it's the mega Moody Gardens. You know, I recently bought a copy of a travel book for kids in Houston and they listed Moody Gardens on there and the cost was $4. Well, I paid $45.00 for a one day...
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Moody Mansion and Museum

Built in 1893 by Narcissa Willis, a wealthy widow, this house was bought by the Moody family in 1899 and was held by them until 1986 when it was turned into a museum. The house is not as impressive to...
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Strand Historic District

One of the most interesting historic districts in Galveston is the "Old Strand" Historic District. This is where the people in early Galveston came to work and play. There are still some hotels here,...
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Seawolf Park

The official Galveston site describes the featured submarine in this way: The Cavalla is berthed in Seawolf Park, Galveston, as a memorial to the lost submarine USS Seawolf. The Cavalla was a Gato...
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Seawall

The historic seawall of Galveston is a lot of fun. You can jog, walk, or bicycle in the area. A lot of history and information is provided. It is a good spot to bring the family. Check out the new...
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Top 5 Galveston Writers

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msbrandysue

"When I Say "The Beach" This is It For Me"
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VeronicaG

"GALVESTON IN DECEMBER"
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H-TownJourneyman

"Island Living, Texas Style!"
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Basaic

"Basaic Galveston Page"
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evalynn

"Galveston"
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