Galveston Island is one of the most popular vacation destinations in Texas. This lovely barrier island on the Golf Coast has it all: 32 miles of wonderful white sandy beaches, a port for cruise ships, a beautifully restored historic old town and a distinct Southern charm. Elegant Victorian architecture, endless festivals, and fantastic outdoor adventures will make you want to come back. Here are the best things to do in Galveston, Texas.
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»Galveston - Port Bolivar Ferry
Until 1929, the only link between Galveston Island and the mainland was the skiff, The Tarpon, and later, two barges. The ferry, when it started taking people back and forth in 1929 was toll-free, but it was so popular that a fee had to be imposed. Today, free again, the Galveston-Port Bolivar ferry takes more than eight million travelers between Galveston Island and the Bolivar Peninsula every ye continue reading