Galveston, Texas

Galveston, Texas

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Cabeza de Vaca found it first. Later a pirate named Jean Lafitte made this sliver of island his base of shady operations in 1817. Legend says his treasure still lies buried in the shifting sands, and hunting for it with metal detectors is a favorite Galveston pastime. To Houstonians this small city, one hour’s drive south, traditionally has been a relief valve, a place to escape from big-city life for a lazy day or weekend at the beach. But Galveston is far more than surf and sand. This eTrail from the DayTrips series describes many fascinating, exciting, (and many free of charge) things to do, most within a two-hour drive of Houston. Each Day Trip includes destination highlights, places to visit along the way, choice restaurants and lodging, and shopping.

Galveston, Texas Professional Review and Guide

"Cabeza de Vaca found it first. Later a pirate named Jean Lafitte made this sliver of island his base of shady operations in 1817. Legend says his treasure still lies buried in the shifting sands, and hunting for it with metal detectors is a favorite Galveston pastime.

To Houstonians this small city, one hour’s drive south, traditionally has been a relief valve, a place to escape from big-city life for a lazy day or weekend at the beach. But Galveston is far more than surf and sand. This eTrail from the DayTrips series describes many fascinating, exciting, (and many free of charge) things to do, most within a two-hour drive of Houston. Each Day Trip includes destination highlights, places to visit along the way, choice restaurants and lodging, and shopping."

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Galveston
Duration: One day to several days
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: All contact information for attractions, dining, and lodging are provided in the eTrail.
Driving Directions: Directions to Galveston, Texas

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May 2018