When going to the Galveston/Houston area,

Camping Archives - 99camping you can choose from a number of RV parks. The best campground for a visitor will depend on the time of year and what they want to do. There are many reasons to stay on Galveston Island instead of the nearby city of Houston. A family can get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, and many campgrounds are close to the beach, which may be even more important. Even though most Galveston campgrounds are like hotel resorts, the amenities a campground has can make a difference in a person’s choice. For example, the Jamaica Beach RV Park is only ten miles from the center of Galveston. The resort has 181 campsites with full hookups and cable TV. There are two pools, and one of them has a swim-up bar, a hot tub, and a lazy river that goes for 700 feet. There is also a fully-equipped outdoor kitchen, shuffleboard, a basketball court, and a mini golf course. On Interstate 45, it’s surprisingly easy to get to Houston, which is 45 miles away.

Galveston island is around 25 miles long and only about a mile wide in certain places. There is a ferry service that will transport you to Bolivar Peninsular, however the Northwest end of the island just stops at the mouth of the bay and requires you to pay $2 to pass a toll bridge to get back to the mainland. The island’s other entry is located across Interstate 45, which becomes Broadway Avenue and runs through the heart of Galveston’s commercial district.

The cruise ships dock at the Port of Galveston, which is on Galveston Bay near Downtown Historical Galveston. All of the buildings in this area are old. Some are used as offices, others as shops for tourists, and still others have been turned into museums. There are numerous seafood restaurants and museums located along the bay.

Galveston Island is a great place to go if you like to learn about history and visit interesting places. When at least four attractions are bought, the Galveston Island city pass is 40% cheaper than buying individual tickets. This is a big reason to buy it.

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The Moody Mansion was built in 1895 and still has all of its original furniture. It was owned by one of the wealthiest businessmen in the United States in the 20th century. I have to say that the living room furniture is very nice, but the bedroom furniture is neither comfortable nor stylish. The famous USS Cavalla submarine is on display in the Navel Museum. It was used to sink the Japanese Naval Carrier Shokaku, which was part of the attack on Pearl Harbor. I don’t know how people were able to live so close together when they didn’t have any secrets. The USS Stewart is the only Edsall-Class Destroyer in the country that has been kept in good shape. Only these two things are in the museum. Ocean Star is an old offshore oil rig that has been turned into a museum. It tells about the drilling process, oil extraction, safety issues, and effects on the environment that the oil industry faces. The living quarters have been turned into a museum, but the drilling rig and all the equipment that goes with it are still there. On this rig, you can see what it’s like to work 12-hour shifts thousands of miles from land. If you like trains, you have to go to the Railroad Museum. Several cars from the early 1900s to the middle of the 1940s can be found here. All of them have been carefully brought back to their original years. There are different engines, but you can only get on one of them. Galveston Island is small, but it has a lot of historical sites, beaches, and family-friendly activities that can keep a family busy for days.

The Battleship Texas, which is near LaPorte, about 40 miles northwest of Galveston, is definitely worth the trip. The Texas was supposed to be a bombing target, but after the people of Texas worked hard to get her back, she was given to them in 1948. When it was put into service in 1914, the Texas was the most powerful battleship in the world. She got a lot of work done to her in 1925, and for the next twelve years she sailed the Atlantic and Pacific to show how strong the US Navy was. A big and complicated old ship like the Battleship Texas can be very confusing to be on. To our surprise, we were able to walk around the engine rooms as well as the decks.

A city pass is the cheapest and easiest way to see the top five attractions in Houston. Houston is the fourth largest city in the United States. This shows how spread out the city is. Three of the places are in the middle of the city, and the other two are on the edges.

The Museum of Natural Science in Houston was a great place to learn. The museum had displays about both the time of the dinosaurs and the history of people. Here, you can read about the minerals that the earth gives us and how they are turned into the technology we use today. The museum also has a lot of different kinds of animals in their natural habitats and shows how they live. The Houston Zoo is small, but both kids and adults love it. Even though the zoo was small, it had a wide range of animals. My favorite part was feeding the giraffes. They are big, but if you don’t turn your back on them, they are pretty calm. Even though it’s not very big, the Houston Aquarium is a great place to visit. Here, you can find a lot of smaller Gulf of Mexico fish. Some of them are very colorful, but you can’t eat them. A number of rides for younger kids can be used with the pass. Kemah Boardwalk, which is about 20 miles east of downtown Houston and right on the water, is a popular place for people of all ages. In addition to places to eat, the boardwalk has a lot of shops. There are also a lot of rides for people of all ages. On the weekends and in the evenings, this is a popular place to hang out. The Space Center is in the southeast part of Houston. Due to the excellent educational value of the space center, it has displays about past, present, and future space travel. Our favorite part was the Independence Space Shuttle sitting on top of the Boeing 747. Even though the shuttle is a copy of the original, it was interesting to see what the inside of a shuttle looks like.

By far, the history and attractions in and around Galveston and Houston can keep a family busy for several weeks.




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