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Kemah Texas Day Trips
December 242013

The Kemah Boardwalk is a definite “must see” visit if you are in the area. Restaurants and rides and ocean views. The main attractions of the 42-acre complex, which opened in 1997, are its many restaurants overlooking Galveston Bay.

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Galveston Texas Day Trips

If you have that anxious feeling where you know you need to get away, the answer is easy. It’s island time! Leave the stiff and boring behind for the excitement of Galveston Island’s beachfront facilities in one of Texas’ top tourism destinations. Located just 50 minutes from Houston, this tropical island offers more than 5,000 sleeping rooms, 32 miles of beaches, rich history and culture, unique shopping and a variety of world-class attractions to make your meeting far from ordinary.

Offering sweeping views of the Gulf’s sparkling waters, the Galveston Island Convention Center at the San Luis Resort is the perfect meeting destination. Located on Galveston’s famous Seawall Boulevard, this 140,000 square-foot property combines executive conference facilities with luxurious amenities as well as complimentary wireless Internet, shuttle services and on-site parking.

While you’re in Galveston, mixing business with pleasure is easy as the island offers plenty of opportunities for exploring, from the adventure pyramids of Moody Gardens to the thrills of the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier. Visitors can learn about Galveston’s unique history at a variety of museums, like the historic mansion Bishop’s Palace or the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA. In Galveston, even shopping and dining are historic, cultural experiences. The Historic Downtown Strand Seaport District boasts of beautiful Victorian storefronts featuring unique shops, restaurants and art galleries just a short walk away from Galveston’s Pier 21 and glistening harbor.

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Bolivar Peninsula was named in 1816 for Simón Bolivar. Jean Laffite had associations with Bolivar Peninsula. James Long based his operations here since 1819 with the first establishment of Bolivar Peninsula, and Fort Las Casas was built here in 1820. Samuel D. Parr is responsible for starting the settlement in 1838 that would later become Port Bolivar.

The Point Bolivar Lighthouse has an important history with the peninsula, since 1872. The North Jetty, extending from Bolivar Peninsula, of the entrance to Galveston Bay started being constructed in 1874.

From 1896 to 1968, the Gulf and Interstate Railway connected Beaumont to Galveston Island with aid of train ferries. Fort Travis in Bolivar Peninsula, a separate facility from Fort Travis in Galveston, was built with construction started in 1898. At one time the Bolivar Peninsula was called the “breadbasket of Galveston” and the “watermelon capital of Texas”.

(From Wikipedia)

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Located on the scenic shores of Matagorda Bay just 90 minutes southwest of Houston, Palacios, is a quiet paradise for birders, fishermen and everyone else who loves the outdoors.

Palacios is small town America at its best. The people are friendly. The scenery is fantastic. The sunsets over the water are spectacular.

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