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Shrimp and Stuff - Galveston, TX, United States. Shrimp poboy, fajita fries, and a Lone Star.

Shrimp and Stuff - Galveston, TX, United States. Shrimp poboy, fajita fries, and a Lone Star.

Texas Highways Top 40 Travel Destinations - No. 15 - Galveston.  With its coastal setting and intriguing history, Galveston is a favorite among readers seeking a Texas beach escape.

Texas Highways Top 40 Travel Destinations - No. 15 - Galveston. With its coastal setting and intriguing history, Galveston is a favorite among readers seeking a Texas beach escape.

The Victorian Inn B in Galveston TX. We booked for the first weekend of Nov, 2012 for the Lone Star Rally. Quirky owner but lovely, comfortable and nice breakfast.

The Victorian Inn B in Galveston TX. We booked for the first weekend of Nov, 2012 for the Lone Star Rally. Quirky owner but lovely, comfortable and nice breakfast.

Galveston, Texas has several famous old cemeteries.  Remember 6,000 people died in the Great Hurricane of 1900.

Galveston, Texas has several famous old cemeteries. Remember 6,000 people died in the Great Hurricane of 1900.

What remains of Pirate Jean Lafitte's house, Maison Rouge, on Galveston Island.   The building was surrounded by a moat & painted red. It was abandoned & burned in 1821.

What remains of Pirate Jean Lafitte's house, Maison Rouge, on Galveston Island. The building was surrounded by a moat & painted red. It was abandoned & burned in 1821.

Catch the free ferry from Galveston to Bolivar...fond memories of my kid's childhood! Many rides on the ferry boats!

Catch the free ferry from Galveston to Bolivar...fond memories of my kid's childhood! Many rides on the ferry boats!

Galveston Ferry: Galveston, Texas I LOVE riding these. It's a tradition my family and I do whenever we go there.

Galveston Ferry: Galveston, Texas I LOVE riding these. It's a tradition my family and I do whenever we go there.

The Island has a multifaceted economic base with expanding job markets in tourism, the medical field, marine-related fields, as well as other areas.  Island life is enhanced by the absence of drive-time traffic reports on the radio and heavy traffic delays. The major thoroughfares are rarely heavily congested, even during peak times. And it takes no more than 15-20 minutes to get anywhere you want to go on the Island.

The Island has a multifaceted economic base with expanding job markets in tourism, the medical field, marine-related fields, as well as other areas. Island life is enhanced by the absence of drive-time traffic reports on the radio and heavy traffic delays. The major thoroughfares are rarely heavily congested, even during peak times. And it takes no more than 15-20 minutes to get anywhere you want to go on the Island.

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