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Hello folks

August 2020 we are taking a cruise on Enchantment out of Galveston. After the cruise our Alaska Air flight does not leave till 7:30 in the evening. So instead of taking a shuttle and sitting for hours in the airport I was looking to grab a rental at the Enterprise in Galveston and drive up. 

 

So tell me your "must see" sights between Galveston and the airport (IAH). What should we not miss seeing? Eating recommendations are welcome too. 😁

 

Thanks

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46 minutes ago, PCWalton1 said:

Hello folks

August 2020 we are taking a cruise on Enchantment out of Galveston. After the cruise our Alaska Air flight does not leave till 7:30 in the evening. So instead of taking a shuttle and sitting for hours in the airport I was looking to grab a rental at the Enterprise in Galveston and drive up. 

 

So tell me your "must see" sights between Galveston and the airport (IAH). What should we not miss seeing? Eating recommendations are welcome too. 😁

 

Thanks

You could spend an enjoyable all day on the Island of Galveston  and/or NASA . 

 

Galveston is a tourist destination with many things to do . 

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Depending on the schedule you should consider catching an Astros game at Minute Maid Park if it’s day game.  Might even be playing your Mariners.  

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You can drive by the numerous chemical plants and refineries.  Stop in at one or two of the 25k strip malls. Enjoy the never ending Houston traffic and road construction. 😬    But seriously, in addition to what has been mentioned there is also the Kemah boardwalk where you can kill a few hours.

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1 hour ago, TruckerDave said:

You can drive by the numerous chemical plants and refineries.  Stop in at one or two of the 25k strip malls. Enjoy the never ending Houston traffic and road construction. 😬    But seriously, in addition to what has been mentioned there is also the Kemah boardwalk where you can kill a few hours.

lol thanks a lot

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USS Texas and the San Jacinto monument are pretty cool and I'd also consider visiting the Johnson Space Center. 

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22 minutes ago, bptex said:

USS Texas and the San Jacinto monument are pretty cool and I'd also consider visiting the Johnson Space Center. 

 

At some point the Battleship Texas will leave it's current location for repairs (it is over 100 years old!) and will not be returning to its current location. The big question now is where is she going.

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Buc-Ees gas station is halfway between Hobby and Port of Galveston.  Pure Texas!

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Get down here to the island. There is much to do, see and just enjoy. Check with your hotel and see if early check-in is available.
 

 There are some really neat free things to do like Bolivar Ferry. Don't drive your car on, the wait is too long. Instead, park at the lot you enter from the right lane and walk on. The dolphins have been amazing this summer as we watch them when ships and other ferries pass. Stay on board for the return trip. It takes about an hour total.

  •  Drive down to Beachtown on the East End. Texas Open Beaches requires beach access and it's a nice walk over to the beach from the free parking.
  •  Take in The Bryan Museum. It's a fantastic collection of Texas history, and reasonably priced.
  •  The Railroad Museum is a nice stop, but their rolling stock is aging poorly.
  •  Seawall Blvd is lined with restaurants and shops as is The Strand area.
  •  Tola's Market is a nice place to grab a beer and sit on The Strand and people watch. In August it's a little hot.
  •  There are many restaurant choices ranging from $10 a meal to major $$$$.
  •  If you see a couple in their 60's walking a Golden Retriever on the Strand stop us and say hello.

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Great info. In late February what kind of weather can you expect?

 

Kim

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8 hours ago, bolt said:

Great info. In late February what kind of weather can you expect?

 

Kim

 

Late February in Texas - winter, spring or anything in between. It won't be colder than 20. It won't be warmer than 80. This is based on my 72 winters in Texas!! 😱😳😛

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Texas Tillie - Thanks for the response I will wait to a few days before to decide what to pack for our couple of days in Galveston.  Then check right before we leave for the airport 🙂

 

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On 8/1/2019 at 12:02 PM, markpark said:

Buc-Ees gas station is halfway between Hobby and Port of Galveston.  Pure Texas!

This place looks amazing!  Wow!

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1 hour ago, rcprncss said:

This place looks amazing!  Wow!

 

Be sure to purchase some Beaver Nuggets!!🤓🤡😎

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On 8/1/2019 at 11:13 AM, bptex said:

USS Texas and the San Jacinto monument are pretty cool and I'd also consider visiting the Johnson Space Center. 

 USS Texas is relocating and going   into a dry dock . Then possibly moving to Galveston . 

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