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Galveston Capital Tourism and Marketing - 10 Things to Do In Galveston with Kids

Galveston Island, located 50 miles south of Houston has a fun, laid back atmosphere that makes it a great place to visit as a family. There’s no shortage of fun to be had, starting with our top Galveston picks with kids…

1. Moody Gardens is a non-profit educational destination with tons of fun things to do with your family. The main attractions are the three pyramids which house an aquarium, rain forest, and a discovery center. The aquarium has a ton of sea life, a penguin exhibit, and a shark tunnel. The discovery pyramid hosts interactive exhibits with a children’s museum format. The rain forest pyramid, my favorite is home to free roaming birds, butterflies, and monkeys in addition to other animals like an ocelot, snakes, and lizards in more zoo-like habitats.

2. Schlitterbahn Galveston, TX is a super fun waterpark that is enjoyed by people of all ages. Schlitterbahn opened their first waterpark in 1966 and has been named a top waterpark 15 straight years. It is sure to please a

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Things to Do in Galveston Capital Tourism and Marketing – Thrillist

EXCELLENT REASONS TO GO TO GALVESTON

 

You don’t go to Galveston nearly as much as you should. Sure, the water is “dirty,” and the sand isn’t fluffy and white, and it's not stick-thin like the islands in Michael Bay movies -- but it does have tasty food, great drinks, and some amazing events. In fact, there are at least 74 killer reasons to recommend it...

1. It’s a vacation destination only one hour away

So why not?

2. It has 32 miles of beach

That’s a lot of beach.

3. The beautiful water will bring out the color of your eyes

... so long as your eyes are brown.

4. It’s cheap

Think Houston happy hour prices, all the time.  Except when it's happy hour in Galveston, when it’s somehow even cheaper.

5. It’s been named the #1 place to live in Texas

It claims this island has more nightlife per capita than anywhere else in Texas.

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More Spacious Beaches Created Along Seawall Galveston Capital Tourism and Marketing Texas

 

GALVESTONBeachgoers arriving at the Galveston seawall this weekend will find a far more spacious beach to relax on following the pumping of more than 1 million cubic yards of sand along 3.5 miles of badly eroded beach.

The $19.5 million effort to pump sand taken from a sand bar in the Houston Ship Channel ended March 27 as the last batch of sand slurry plopped onto the new beach near 61st Street, said Reuben Trevino, operations manager for the Galveston Park Board.

"Come on down and enjoy the beach," said Kelly de Schaun, executive director of the park board.

Beachgoers will see the formerly narrow strip of beach extended to about 300 feet from the seawall. The beach is designed to gradually erode and form a slope until it stabilizes at about 150 feet, Trevino said. He said the process should take about two weeks.

The project got underway more than two months ago after numerous delays but was completed well ahead of the May 13 deadline set by the park board. The contractor

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Galveston Capital Tourism and Marketing Seafood Restaurants: 10 Best Restaurant Reviews

Seafood

Certain restaurants are known for their expertise at turning out signature dishes really well. They've pinned down the ingredients, mastered the process, and gained a strong following as a result. Galveston has had much success cultivating great restaurants and creating a substantial market for Seafood. Locals can't get enough of the city's excellent food, and you'll often find them, along with eager tourists, at popular Gaido's Seafood Restaurant or at Clary's, a major player in the field. Make sure you see what all the fuss is about!

10. CLARY'S

Clary's has a lot to live up to as a seafood restaurant in a coastal city, and this restaurant handles the task beautifully. As one of the finest restaurants in Galveston, seafood or otherwise, Clary's treats diners to scenic bay views and an quality selection of dishes, including a mouthwatering lump crab dish in a velvety cheese sauce. Other all-star dishes are fettuccini Alfredo with crabmeat, broiled flounder, and gumbo (crawfi

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Galveston Capital Tourism and Marketing Lunch Restaurants: 10Best Restaurant Reviews

 

Going out to eat isn't always about cravings. Often enough, mealtimes dictate our choices, limiting restaurant possibilities. When circumstances narrow the options, let 10Best help. We'll direct you to the best Lunch restaurants in Galveston and save you the hassle of calling around for business hours. 10Best readers find much to enjoy at Mosquito Cafe thanks to its all-around good offerings. It's also hard to beat Gaido's Seafood Restaurant, which serves just what you're looking for when you're in the market for a great Lunch.

 

FISHERMAN'S WHARF

 

There are no trappings of pretension at Fisherman's Wharf–just great food at a reasonable price. The fried calamari or red snapper dishes are excellent choices, and a wide selection of pasta, beef, and sandwich plates are also available. An extra perk is the restaurant's location on a restored pier where diners can eat outdoors and watch the shrimp boats return home with the day's catch.

 

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Galveston Capital Tourism and Marketing Texas - County man sues H-E-B RediClinic

A Galveston County man has sued H-E-B and RediClinic after he claims he fainted inside a Rediclinic at an unnamed store.

A Galveston County man has sued H-E-B after he claims he fainted inside a Rediclinic at an unnamed store.

A Galveston County man has filed a lawsuit against H-E-B and the grocer's in-store clinic, RediClinic, after he said he was injured while having blood drawn.

The suit, filed April 5 in Harris County Court by Raymundo Calvillo-Luna, does not specify the H-E-B store where the alleged incident occurred or the date of the incident.

Calvillo alleges in his petition that he had blood drawn as part of a physical at the H-E-B Rediclinic.

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"On the third unsuccessful attempt to draw blood, Calvillo fainted, fell to the floor, struck his head on the concrete floor, and had a grand mal seizure," the petition states. "He was taken by ambulance to St. John's Methodist Hospital and was diagnosed wi

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Galveston Capital Tourism and Marketing Attractions Offer More Than Just Beaches

An hour from Houston, the biggest city in Texas, Galveston island has long been the playground of the Texas Gulf Coast. Since Hurricane Ike, the island has seen a revitalization in its tourism bringing great developments to the area. In addition to "what's new", Galveston has a rich history and amazing locals.

 

Galveston's architecture dates back to the late 1800's and reflects the prosperity of this port town as well as the devestation of catatrophic hurricanes. Historians of all ages will enjoy the ornate homes, Victorian store fronts and military hardware available for touring.

 

Children of all ages will love what the island has to offer with year round water fun at Sclitterbahn Galveston Island, the only indoor, heated water park in Texas; Moody Gardens brings fun and education with its rainforest pyramid, aquarium, and Palm Beach attractions; The Pleasure Pier with 16 rides, concessions, music and an amazing view and much more.

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Galveston Capital Tourism and Marketing Hotel Sued Over Acid-Related Injury

GALVESTON — A deliveryman is suing Eighteen Seventy Strand Corp., which does business as the Hotel Galvez, alleging he was severely injured after stepping in a bucket of acid on the premises.

Jason Velez Roman filed a complaint on March 6 in the Galveston County District Court against Eighteen Seventy Strand Corp., alleging that the property owner failed to maintain the premises in a reasonably safe condition and free of hazards.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff was delivering goods to the defendant's property, at 2024 Seawall Blvd. in Galveston, on July 30, 2015, when he stepped on a bucket that contained acid. The bucket broke as his foot went through the bucket, the complaint said. He sustained severe injuries and damages, medical expenses, loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering and mental anguish. The plaintiff holds Eighteen Seventy Strand Corp. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to correct the unreasonably dangerous condition.

The plaintiff req

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Galveston Capital Tourism and Marketing - Residential Housing Market Shows Long-term Stability

There's an abundance of new residential construction on the market in Galveston, which might have something to do with the steady rate of development in recent years.

 

A report from the Galveston County Daily News reveals the city has issued a steady number of permits since 2010, both commercial and residential. Last year they issued 1,147 permits up from 966 permits issued in 2015.

 

"We are very much holding steady. It's pretty much consistent with what we've had," director of the city's planning and development services division Tim Tietjens told the outlet.

 

WITHIN BUDGET: Affordable Galveston homes that offer a charming getaway

 

In September 2015, Galveston's disaster recovery director John Simsen said 120 Hurricane Ike-destroyed homes would be demolished instead of repaired.

 

The demolitions were expected to be completed by December 2015, at which point new homes could be built.

 

WATER VIEWS: Take a peek inside Galveston's most impressive waterfront homes

 

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Jakarta island hotels branch: 10 fun things to do in Galveston, Texas with kids

With 32 miles of beaches, Galveston Island is an outstanding family beach destination. Each of Galveston’s seven beach parks has a different personality. Whether you want a festive beach with lots of services and amenities or an uncrowded natural beach, Galveston has it.

 

Seawall Urban Park is home to the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier (see below) and the longest continuous sidewalk in the U.S., which makes it great for biking, running or walking. Stewart Beach was named one of the 10 Best Beaches for Families by Family Vacation Critic in 2013.

 

 

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