“The most diverse city in Texas” – Houston
In the 19th century “The Wall Street of the Southwest” – Galveston
We stayed at Eastlake RV Resort, it’s a very clean, well maintained, comfortable resort. Houston is home to ” Texas Medical Center—the world’s largest concentration of healthcare and research institutions”. Houston is a big city with lots of traffic, confusing toll highways and construction, construction, construction!!!
The Houston Museum of Natural Science was an incredible place to visit, we could have spent 2 entire days there. I highly recommend this museum!
We drove down to Galveston and were surprised to see these incredible mansions! We found out that Galveston is home to one of the largest and historically significant collections of 19th-century buildings in the United States, there are 60 structures listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the city was once called “The Wall Street of the South“!
Through out the historic district you can find these wooden sculptures, they were created from the trees that were killed after Hurricane Ike.
We visited the historic Galveston Sea Wall.
Had lunch at the Olympia Grill at Pier 21, delicious food great views.
We rode the Galveston Island Ferry to Bolivar Peninsula. We saw dolphins, fishing boats a shipwreck and the ferry ride for cars and passengers is free 🙂
We saw the S.S. Selma shipwreck.
Austin to Houston – 168 miles
Houston to Galveston – 49 miles