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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 31, 2016
Museums in Galveston  (2 Answers)

Hello,

Does anyone know of any good museums to visit in Galveston? I will be visiting Galveston in May 13th weekend and was wondering if there are any good offers going on during that time of the year that I can take advantage of.

Thank you!



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 03, 2015
Housing RENT ! FOR WHOLE SUMMER !  (4 Answers)

Hello to everyone ! We are 6 students and we are looking fast for a house to rent for the whole summer from 15th june until 2 october. This is urgent ! Please help us !


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 07, 2015
Looking for a good beach spot  (2 Answers)

Some friends and I would like an easy place to go this Summer where we could rent a condo or small place near the beach and just kick back for a few days with the kids. Galveston is obviously quite popular and the prices I've found are relatively high. Are there any quaint, more lesser known locations near Galveston that would be a good option?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 12, 2014
Kids play at stewart beach in Galveston  (2 Answers)

is there a playground at stewart beach in galveston?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 16, 2014
Galveston June 19th  (2 Answers)

I've heard it gets wild in Galveston on June 19th. Is it safe to go?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 05, 2014
Shopping 6x Souvenir Shirt  (2 Answers)

Where to find a men's 6x souvenir shirt in Galveston? If we need to get one made that is great too. It's locating a blank shirt then. Thanks for any help !


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 21, 2013
What should I do?  (2 Answers)

I am looking for fun places for my children to go to but, I am having a hard time. Do you have any ideas?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 24, 2013
biking along the shore  (3 Answers)

Is Galveston a bike friendly city? If yes, where is a good (and cheap) place to rent bikes?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 23, 2013
Visit Galveston  (2 Answers)

Where is better to live in Houston in a SBD or Galleria area? I come Sunday and will be 2 days without a car.

I want to walk around. Where is better to go?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 13, 2013
FROM GALVESTON TO HUOSTON  (10 Answers)

HOW TO GET HUOSTON FROM GALVESTON CRUISE PORT  BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT?  HOW MUCH TAXI?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 24, 2013
Beach Advisory

Today is July 24, 2013 and I just heard there is a beach advisory due to bacteria. How big of a concern is this? We love going to beaches and this was to be our first visit to Galveston. Now we are thinking we should reschedule. How BAD is it?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 24, 2013
island transit  (1 Answer)

We will be in Galveston for a week, staying at timeshare-Iverness 7600 Seawall. Where/when can we catch the island trolley/bus to go to the Strand and what time does it quit running?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 09, 2013
Deep sea fishing  (3 Answers)

We will be in Galveston at the end if July-first of August and my son, who is 15 years old, wants to go deep sea fishing. I know it will be cost some but don't know where to even start. He will be the only one (I will tag along) to fish so we will need to find a company that we can join other people on their trip. Any ideas or suggestions are appreciated. Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 12, 2012
THINGS TO DO  (8 Answers)

Our airlines just changed our flights out of HOU upon returning from our cruise next month. We now don't leave HOU until 7:00 PM, which leaves us with a lot of time to kill after being kicked off the ship.

We will have a couple of days pre-cruise to explore some of Galveston mostly on the Strand side where we have a hotel.

I was wondering if there is some stuff to do on the port side we could walk or taxi to or should we rent a car and go to Houston for something to do? Any suggestions welcomed.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 02, 2011
getaway  (1 Answer)

we are coming the first week in november. wondering if there will be anything special going on. just really coming to relax and enjoy the ocean. just wondering what there might be to do. on a budget


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 22, 2011
frustrated  (4 Answers)

We are booked to cruise on the 2nd june 2011 and cannot find travel from George Bush airport to Galveston Island,where we plan to stay for three days before cruising. This has already put me off Galveston before we even get there. We will be staying on 63rd street,three miles from port of Galveston. I cannot believe hire car companies are either closed on sat,sun or fully booked in such a large country. Shuttle service does not seem to pick up at the time our flight gets in,8.45pm. Help !!!!! Please.....


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 10, 2011
Houston to Galveston  (2 Answers)

We will be arriving at Bush airport later in the day and want to go to Galveston for the next day so we are looking for ideas on a nice area we can stop on the way to Galveston and have dinner and stay in a hotel overnight.We have never been to Houston and are concerned about looking for places in the dark- we are not going to get to Galveston before dark and are concerned about crime.
Please give us the best and safest route to take and where to go- also, ideas for where to stay in Galveston- we're on a long weekend trip in April.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 12, 2010
Beach.  (5 Answers)

We plan to travel to galveston in June, because the oil spill at the gulf, can anybody live down there tell me how is the beach, anh the beach is swim able, we travel with 3 small kids, how is the weather, any good clean or private beach. thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 02, 2009
Galveston Cruise Ship Pier  (2 Answers)

Are there Hotels near the Cruise Ship Pier ? If so does anyone know the names? Also how far is the Airport from the pier?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 07, 2008
Are we up and running?  (2 Answers)

Hello

We are planning a trip to Texas next April and wondered how the clean up operation is coming along in Galveston. Galveston would be our last stop for 4 days of "chilling". I know Bob that our tourist dollars would be welcome.

Thanks
Ann, Dave and Alex Russell (UK)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 01, 2008
Galveston Pier to Houston Airport or Austin  (3 Answers)

Hi

We are looking at a cruise coming into Galveston.

I can't find any transport between the above cities and have read on VT that car rental companies are not keen to lend one-way on this route.

Would anyone know if there is anything out there that we don't know about, i.e. bus/coach etc?

I do have a relative in Austin but she drove us down to Galveston before and we feel unable to ask a second time!

We would be really grateful for any advice.

Many thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 19, 2008
Lived in Galveston for 20 years - know the hidden places  (1 Answer)

If you have a questions email me. I live in Austin now. Yet worked in hotels, managed hotels in Galveston for 20 years. I know the city - ask me about food, accommodations and I can tell you. Ask me where it is safe and not safe I can tell you -

You can have fun in Galveston -


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 16, 2008
21  (1 Answer)

do you have to be 21 to enter the "Music Scene"


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 08, 2008
Crime  (4 Answers)

Would it be safe for me and my 7 year old son to go to the beach. First time to Texas well at least galveston. Or is there anything to really worry about


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 14, 2008
One Nighter  (2 Answers)

Going to be in Galveston next week for one night, best location (hotel) to hit the many nightlife spots on the island. Want to be able to walk. Is Galveston more fun than a nighter in Houston???


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 21, 2007
Shade on the beach  (1 Answer)

Does anyone know if you can bring your own sun cabana and beach chairs to Stewart Beach? We have small children and would like to keep them out of the sun as much as possible. Thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 03, 2007
Houston to Galveston  (3 Answers)

I fly into Houston International Airport from the UK and need to get my family of 6 to Galveston for a Cruise. Is there public transport? It would appear that Car hire companies don't do drop off's in Galveston? Can anybody advise. Many Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 11, 2007
camp grounds  (1 Answer)

I need a camping area with bath and/or shower accomadations.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 05, 2007
Galveston Beachs....Dirty?  (4 Answers)

I currently live in Missouri but, I am planning to move to Galveston over the summer. I have read many reviews about Galveston having dirty beachs, with muckey water. I have also read several reviews stating that this is not true or that the beach is clean during the summer. Please help this is a major factor in my move...


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 28, 2006
transport

Hi All,

just after teh best way to get from George Bush International to Galveston. Prefer not to hire a car if I don't need to.

Cheers,
Mark



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