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Hi, we are cruising out of Galveston in August, flying to Bush International the day before, and debating whether to stay in Houston or Galveston. Does anyone have any experience with this? Thanks very much, Rob

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If your flight is in late , stay in Houston . 
if you are in early come to Galveston . 
The island is a tourist destination that could be not miss extra vacation day in itself . 
 

galveston.com 

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We have sailed out of this port twice.  We stay in Galveston to extend our vacation. Last time stayed at the Best Western (north) the day before the cruise. Nice breakfast included. The beach is across the street.  It was a warm Oct day and we had a very nice time on the beach before we boarded the ship. Our airport was Hobby.  Used Uber to get around, our schedule and did rely on transport services.  Have fun!

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There is Galveston Trolleys operated by City of Galveston providing daily transfers to/from most tourist destinations areas around the island . 

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@Flyersno13

 

Howdy Rob! emo22.gif 

 

Welcome to Cruise Critic and Texas!! emo34.gif  As we say down here, "Y'all come on down and stay awhile!"

 

For more Galveston Island Trolley info:  https://www.galvestontrolley.com/

 

For great pictures & good info, check out this previous thread:  Sailing from Galveston. Not very pretty sail out?

 

And to check out the many other things to do on the island: https://www.galveston.com/whattodo/

 

Sincerely hope you enjoy your cruise as well as the time spent on Galveston Island! emo35.gif

 

Happy sails,

 

Host Kat emo32.gif

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8 minutes ago, Host Kat said:

@Flyersno13

 

Howdy Rob! emo22.gif 

 

Welcome to Cruise Critic and Texas!! emo34.gif  As we say down here, "Y'all come on down and stay awhile!"

 

For more Galveston Island Trolley info:  https://www.galvestontrolley.com/

 

For great pictures & good info, check out this previous thread:  Sailing from Galveston. Not very pretty sail out?

 

And to check out the many other things to do on the island: https://www.galveston.com/whattodo/

 

Sincerely hope you enjoy your cruise as well as the time spent on Galveston Island! emo35.gif

 

Happy sails,

 

Host Kat emo32.gif

Thanks Kat

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45 minutes ago, Host Kat said:

@Flyersno13

 

Howdy Rob! emo22.gif 

 

Welcome to Cruise Critic and Texas!! emo34.gif  As we say down here, "Y'all come on down and stay awhile!"

 

For more Galveston Island Trolley info:  https://www.galvestontrolley.com/

 

For great pictures & good info, check out this previous thread:  Sailing from Galveston. Not very pretty sail out?

 

And to check out the many other things to do on the island: https://www.galveston.com/whattodo/

 

Sincerely hope you enjoy your cruise as well as the time spent on Galveston Island! emo35.gif

 

Happy sails,

 

Host Kat emo32.gif

Thank you very much Kat! (and everyone who was kind enough to respond!)  These links are very much appreciated. We have pretty much decided to head to Galveston instead of staying in Houston. We land in Houston around 11am and will probably Uber to Galveston. We are considering staying at either the Holiday Inn Resort Galvestion - On The Beach or TownePlace Suites Galveston Island (although I am still looking at hotels). Rob

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42 minutes ago, Flyersno13 said:

Thank you very much Kat! (and everyone who was kind enough to respond!)  These links are very much appreciated. We have pretty much decided to head to Galveston instead of staying in Houston. We land in Houston around 11am and will probably Uber to Galveston. We are considering staying at either the Holiday Inn Resort Galvestion - On The Beach or TownePlace Suites Galveston Island (although I am still looking at hotels). Rob

Holiday Inn Resort for location 

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On 2/22/2020 at 12:51 PM, ssb said:

If your flight is in late , stay in Houston . 
if you are in early come to Galveston . 
The island is a tourist destination that could be not miss extra vacation day in itself . 
 

galveston.com 

I echo this. I love spending time in Galveston as part of the vacation, and I look for opportunities to do so.

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