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    Galveston Island, Texas’s premier cruise port is a historic beach town located on the Gulf of Mexico just 50 miles from Houston. A great holiday destination offering 32 miles of beaches and a variety of attractions.

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    Galveston offers a wealth of cultural and historic points of interest from museums and art galleries to historical homes and mansions. Armchair pilots will love the Lone Star Flight Museum and those with more of a nautical interest can check out the Texas Seaport Museum. Families will enjoy the many child-friendly attractions, including Moody Gardens, with its replica of a tropical rain forest, its glass pyramids and one of the largest aquariums in Texas. Take a harbour boat tour or a colonial paddlewheel tour on Galveston Bay. Meander and shop along the historic downtown Strand district or explore Pier 21.

    Spend the day at the beach relaxing or partaking in many of the water activities. If you decide to visit East Beach, be ready for the parties and concerts with live bands, bikini contests etc.

    Dining opportunities are vast in Galveston. First you have to decide if you want a city skyline view or a Gulf view, followed by the choice of ethnic, seafood, Cajun,or a true Texan steak! After dinner enjoy a nightcap in one of the many nightclubs or Catch a few sets of live music and top off the evening with a waterfront stroll down the Seawall.

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