|Situated on the Gulf of Mexico 40 miles southeast of Houston, Galveston is a relaxed beach town with a rich history. Magnificent homes on Broadway, many now museums, recall Galveston's era of wealth and prosperity in the late 1800s. Continuing its legacy as the city's social center, The Strand is home to art galleries, shopping and seasonal festivals. Moody Gardens features a rain forest enclosed in a 10-story pyramid, an aquarium and an interactive space exhibit.
Galveston has its own cruise port, and the Port of Houston is approximately 30 miles away.|