Wednesday, December 15, 2010

A Newcomers Guide to Galveston, Texas Part 3

The siren song of breaking waves draws visitors to Galveston Island generation after generation. Tons of visitors each year dream of living in this tropical setting. You can be one of the fortuanate Island residents who actaully live the fantasy.
Galveston Island is located on the coastline of Texas, 50 miles south of Houston, one of the largest cities in the United States. Galveston is home to over 32 miles of beaches, so pretty much anywhere you go you'll be only a few blocks away from the beach. Wonderful, right?
Now, imagine yourself living as an Islander in an elegant Victorian home on a shady, oak tree lined street on the Island's east end, or maybe in a home overlooking the sparkling Gulf of Mexico on the west end. There are a wide variety of rental properties to choose from throughout the Island, and Gulf Apartment Locators has information on them all!
The beach, of course, is only one of many other attractions in Galveston, Texas. The countless excellent restaurants, shops and mueseums lure tourists to the Island each and every year. First class mueseums are located in the historical downtown Galveston. The Railroad Museum is a tourist favorite, boasting with one of the largest railroad collections in the southwest. Another favorite is the Lone Star Flight Museum, home to one of the finest collections of restored aircraft in the nation.
Are you a bird lover? Then you have to go to Big Reef Nature Park on Galveston Island's East Beach. Bird watcher's can catch glimpses of all of their favorite local species here.
Do you like history? If so, go check out Seawolf Park, located on Pelican Island via Seawolf Parkway. It was built on an immigration station site and offers a three-story pavillion with a view of Galveston Harbor, picnic sites, a playground area for the kids and a fishing pier. What's really great about Seawolf Park though, is the U.S.S. Cavalla, a World War II submarine, and the U.S.S. Stewart, a destroyer escort, are located here on display for the public.
I'd highly reccommend visiting Moody Gardens as well. It's a lush, tropical setting for a world-class education and recreational complex. The ten-story glass Rainforest Pyramid houses thousands of exotic tropical plants, birds, fish, turtles, waterfalls, caverns and more in a neat representation of the rainforests of Asia, Africa and the Americas. Moody Gardens also features one of America's largest aquariums as well as the Discovery Pyramid's traveling science exhibits and Ridefilm Theater, where you can see exciting 3D movies daily.
Until next time bloggers! Have a great weekend everyone!
I'll 'talk' with you next week!

No comments:

Post a Comment