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To those of a certain age, Galveston is synonymous with spring break.
It's easily the spring break capital of Texas, if not the country. Considering Galveston's location on the Gulf of Mexico and its 32 miles of beaches, it's easy to see why. There's always sun, sand, and surf to be enjoyed, especially in March when all of the northern kids want to get away from their cold dorms for a while.
Galveston is actually an island, Galveston Island, 50 miles southeast of Houston, accessible only by boat and bridge. The island's temperatures average 57 F in the winter and 81 F in summer. Galveston is a "barrier reef island," meaning that it stands alone in the water just off the coast; though 32 miles long, it averages only 2 miles in width. It obviously has more than its fair share of beachfront property.
As a result, there are many properties in the area for rent, like The Honey Hole, which has balcony views of the bay, plus a private pool, boat launch, and pier...all within walking distance of about a million bars and restaurants, depending on the season (galvestonbeachhouserentals.com).
Keep in mind that most of the city's four main beaches do have parking and admissions fees. Stewart beach, for example, is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday during the spring. It offers umbrella and chair rentals, volleyball courts, restrooms, and bath house. Visitors should check galvestonbeachpatrol.com before driving for a day at the beach.
According to islandtransit.net, the city's bus and trolley transit system is still recovering from the last hurricane, so private transportation will likely be necessary to get around the island.
Galveston Island has four historic districts, including The Strand National Historic Landmark District, East End Historic District, Silk Stocking District, and the Central Business District. This includes roughly 1,500 historic buildings on the National Register of Historic Places.
Moody Gardens is a non-profit, "educational amusement park," which includes a Rainforest Pyramid, IMAX 3D Theater, Palm Beach, Discovery Museum, Ridefilm Theater and Aquarium Pyramid. Visitors can enjoy the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat or the Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa & Convention Center.
According to the city's website, "Galveston Island was second only to Ellis Island as an immigration station."
Galveston Island is home to the University of Texas Medical Branch and Texas A&M University at Galveston is a "sea grant university focusing on maritime studies."
The Club of the Isle Resort is one of the newer apartments in the area. It has full-sized washer/dryers, "drive-in closets," fitness center, massage therapist, sundeck, and a zero depth wading pool right off of Seawall Boulevard with ocean views.