Galveston Journals

Galveston, Gulf coast lady...

A travel journal to Galveston by Kerry

Beach Photo, Galveston, Texas More Photos
Quote: To say that Galveston has seen it's ups and downs is to take her too lightly. To me she will always be a grand Southern Lady, faded and beautiful, standing up very proudly in her decay and her sense of history.

Galveston, Gulf coast lady...

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Overview

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A fusion of classic Texas and the Caribbean, Galveston is really notable for its classic architecture and its beautiful beaches. It's worthwhile to take some time and see the old homes and check out a little of their history, and how they fit into the history of Texas. Galveston's other main point is its history as a transportation hub. Both shipping and the railroad played an important part in the drama that was Galveston during its heyday. The beach party culture is a great extension of Galveston's gulf coast identity, and it draws young people from Texas and from all over the country. At times a little over the top, it's still the place to be for the under 30's looking for sun and romanc...Read More

Hotel Galvez & Spa Wyndham Grand Hotel

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Hotel | "Hotel Galvez"

Hotel Galvez & Spa Wyndham Grand Hotel Photo, Galveston, Texas
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The Galvez is a beautiful old style hotel, and maybe Galveston''s answer to the Coronado in San Diego, though not quite as grand as that noble monument. It''s owned by the Wyndham group, so it can be pretty pricey, but it''s of an era when people really did things in style. Built in 1911, it''s been the place to stay for vips for many years and survived the major hurricanes quite well. The lobby is beautiful! There''s a nice small gift shop (not for the budget conscious) and the pool is great. It''s worth a look even if you don''t want to spend the money for an overnight stay.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 24, 2001

Hotel Galvez & Spa Wyndham Grand Hotel
2024 Seawall Blvd.
Galveston, Texas 77550
(409) 765-7721

Beach

Attraction | "All along the... sea wall!"

Beach Photo, Galveston, Texas
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I've always been partial to the East end beaches as they seem less crowded, though I could be wrong. The water is gulf coast warm, and the sand is fine and luxurious. Don't forget the sunblock!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 24, 2001

Beach
public beaches along Seawall Blvd
Galveston, Texas