By Annie Willow
Galveston
Texas
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Galveston, Texas is a tropical island 45 minutes southeast of Houston full of historical charm, natural beauty and exciting attractions to be enjoyed by everyone. Sunrises over the Gulf of Mexico and sunsets over Galveston Bay will take your breath away and set your spirit free. Beautiful beaches provide fun in the sun with surfing, fishing, building sand castles, bird watching, relaxing, and searching for lost treasures in the sand. Galveston offers many attractions, night life, culture, restaurants, and shopping to satisfy all your vacation dreams. EscapeWizard.com can assist you with all your travel needs when planning your trip to the island.

EscapeWizard.com encourages you to plan your next vacation island style in Galveston, Texas. Flights land in Houston at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and Hobby Airport (HOU) around the clock daily. Book your flight today with EscapeWizard.com to get the beach ball rolling on your Gulf of Mexico vacation at (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php).

Reserve a rental car with EscapeWizard.com and it will be waiting for you when you arrive in Houston.  Galveston has an island transit system; however a rental car will allow you the freedom to enjoy the island with ease. Book your car with EscapeWizard.com by following this link (http://www.escapewizard.com/cars.php?flag=cr). There are many fine hotels and accommodations in Galveston to compliment your lifestyle and budget. Find the best rates available at the hotel portion of our website (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).

EscapeWizard.com suggests checking out The Historic Strand District, a National Landmark. District close to the city’s harbor side wharf area that is filled with Victorian era buildings. The Strand offers dining, shopping, art galleries, museums along with horse and carriage rides, street artists, live music and night life for year round entertainment. Catch colorful beads during the Mardi gras parades, dress up in costume for Dickens on the Strand during the Christmas holidays, and breathe in the creativity as you stroll through the monthly Artist Walk Festivals.

The perfect souvenirs with an island flavor are found at Galveston Outfitters. EscapeWizard.com suggests gifts of Salt Water Soul apparel, Galveston photography and paintings by local artists plus hand-crafted jewelry with a tropical flair. Baccha’s Wine Bar has fine wines from around the world in a casual pub environment. Feel the excitement of the high seas as you tour the 1877 Elissa and Texas Seaport Museum. The Elissa is the tallest ship in Texas and a floating Historical National Landmark. Enjoy lunch or dinner at Olympia Pier 21 Restaurant for authentic Greek cuisine and fresh seafood overlooking the beautiful harbor.
 
Moody Gardens Theme Park provides entertainment for children of all ages and is a preferred attraction of EscapeWizard.com. Enjoy sea life up close at the Aquarium Pyramid, tropical plants and birds in the Rainforest Pyramid, and explore the world of science at the Discovery Museum. Take in the IMAX 4D movies then enjoy the salt air with a cruise through the bayou on the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat. 

Fishing is a favorite island adventure and EscapeWizard.com suggests Cowboy Boots & Bathing Suits Fishing Charters for inshore, offshore and guided blue water fishing trips. They provide equipment and bait so you can catch sharks, snapper, redfish, jacks, and other fish and will also process and package your catch to take with you.

Vacations are for restoring peace to your mind, body, and spirit. Happy Pretty You! Reiki Salon & Spa is an island oasis providing hair, skin, and holistic services naturally in a private environment. EscapeWizard.com assures that you will receive the ultimate in customer service, pampering, and personal attention at Happy Pretty You! Come in for the pretty and leave feeling happy because it’s all about you.

Galveston offers great entertainment value for your vacation dollars making it an ideal destination for weekend trips, family vacations, weddings, and just for the fun of it getaways. Galveston, Texas allows you an island adventure without leaving the country. EscapeWizard.com promises to assist you with all your travel plans at the best possible price so you can enjoy the tropical vacation of your dreams.
Hotels in Galveston
By Jessica Howell
Hilton Galveston Island Resort
5400 Seawall Boulevard, Galveston, TX
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Situated on the historic Seawall Boulevard at the 32-acre San Luis Resort, the Hilton Galveston Island Resort overlooks the gorgeous Gulf of Mexico, and is within close walking distance of the beach, shopping, restaurants, and fishing piers.  Whether you are lounging by the pool, enjoying cocktails from the swim-up bar, or conducting an important business meeting, the Hilton Galveston Island Resort is the perfect place for your unique needs. EscapeWizard.com encourages you to book your stay at the Hilton Galveston Island Resort today.

Guests can begin checking into the Hilton Galveston Island Resort at 3 p.m. and check out is at 12 noon.  With 13 meeting spaces for up to 388 guests, the Hilton Galveston Island Resort is the perfect facility to host your next business meeting, conference or special event.  Even if you have a part larger than 388 people, the Hilton Galveston Island Resort has you covered.  Since the hotel sits adjacent to the Galveston Convention Center, you can still host that special event and stay at this amazing hotel. 

All rooms and suites at the Hilton Galveston Island Resort are designed with your comfort and convenience in mind.  Choose from elegant guest rooms with two double beds, a king or spacious suites.  All guest rooms in the main building above the first floor feature private balconies and the tower guest rooms all offer an amazing view of the Gulf. All rooms, however, feature plush bedding that will whisk you off to sleep in no time.  Guests will also enjoy premium entertainment amenities including a flat screen TV, on-demand movies and video games, complimentary HBO, and an in-room movie channel.

Additional hotel features include high-speed internet access, tropical garden terrace, professional business center, and fitness center, outdoor swimming pool with swim up bar and 2 restaurants. 

EscapeWizard.com invites you to book your stay at the Hilton Galveston Island Resort today.  EscapeWizard.com would be happy to assist with your booking.  Just click on the following link to reserve your room today:  (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).