Welcome to Galveston, Houston, and Everything in Between
Galveston is a small historic island that exhibits all the appeal of a small town but is just a 50 minute drive away from the fourth largest city in the U.S. As a popular tourist town, there is always something to do including walking along the relaxing beaches, taking the family to Moody Gardens or enjoying an evening of food and entertainment at the Pleasure Pier. You'll also find plenty of night life including events at the beautiful Galveston Opera House, or live performances nightly at the Strand. Annual festivals include Dickens on the Strand and the Lone Star Biker Rally.
From restful beaches to delicious hole-in-the-wall restaurants to famous Victorian architecture, the island is surrounded with great beauty and amazing history. You won't want to miss the tranquility of a Galveston sunset. We welcome you to visit this exciting and wonderful town.
Galveston Island Attractions
- Moody Gardens: Aquarium Pyramid, Butterfly Pyramid, Discovery Zone, IMAX
- The Strand
- Specialty Stores
- Night Life: Yaga's, Tsunami's, The Lounge, The Drip
- Annual Festivals: Dickinson's on the Strand, Mardi Gras, Biker Rally, Epicurean Night
- Restaurants: The Spot, Salsa's
- Night Life: The Drip
- Schlitterbahn Water Park
- Bolivar Ferry
- Galveston Texas State Park
- Historical Attractions: Bishop's Palace, 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA, Moody Mansion House
- Cruise Lines: Carnival Cruises, Royal Caribbean
Visit www.galveston.com for more information.
League City/Friendswood Information
League City is a community of 90,000 residents located halfway between Galveston and Houston. It a rapidly growing city that is attracting many new residents due to its safe and affordable neighborhoods, top rated Clear Creek ISD school district, and numerous shopping, dining, and entertainment options. Friendswood is a city of 35,000 residents that has been named as one of “America’s Best Places to Live” by CNN/Money magazine in recent years. Like League City, it has a top rated school district, great family oriented neighborhoods, and beautiful parks for its residents to enjoy. Many of our fellows chose to live in these areas to be close to our clinics on the mainland and for the easy commute to Galveston.
For more information, www.visitleaguecity.com and http://www.ci.friendswood.tx.us/ .
Other attractions near League City and Friendswood include the Kemah Boardwalk, NASA and Johnson Space Center, water sports on Clear Lake, Bayou Wildlife Park, and the Tanger Outlet Mall in Texas City.
What to do in Houston?
Houston is the fourth most populous city in the United States known for its diversity, award winning restaurants, and world-class arts/theatre, shopping, and nightlife. Houston is a great place to live and work. Housing and cost of living is very affordable, and the city has a bustling economy with a broad industrial base in healthcare, oil & gas, energy, manufacturing, and aeronautics. Houston is known as the energy capital of the world and is home to NASA as well as the Texas Medical Center, which is the largest medical complex in the world. The city is home to 26 Fortune 500 companies. In 2014, Business Insider heralded Houston as the best city in America because of its booming economy, cultural diversity, fine dining, and affordable cost of living.
Houston is home to several professional sports teams including the Houston Rockets (NBA), Houston Texans (NFL), Houston Astros (MLB), and Houston Dynamo (MLS). Houston will also host the 2016 NCAA Men's College Basketball Final Four as well as the 2017 NFL Super Bowl LI.
Houston's museum district is home to 18 cultural institutions. The city also hosts numerous Broadway shows, musicals and concerts throughout the year.
Museums: Houston Museum DistrictHouston Livestock Show and Rodeo
Broadway Shows, Plays, Musicals, Concerts, etc.: www.houston-theater.com
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is the world's largest livestock show and live entertainment. In addition to the livestock show and rodeo, it hosts concerts from some of the world's biggest recording artists every year.
Being one of the largest cities in the nation, Houston has distinct shopping areas throughout the city. The Houston Galleria is the largest mall in Texas and the eight largest mall in the United States
http://www.visithoustontexas.com/shopping/Parks and Outdoors
Houston is in the nation's top 10 in total acreage of parkland. There are plenty of trails and parks for biking, running, and even water activities.
With more than 165 golf courses along with the mild winter climate, Houston a great place for golfers.
Houston has a 55-acre zoological park within the city
Houston is home to more than 10,000 restaurants representing cuisine from more than 70 countries and American regions. Food & Wine named Houston the “newest capital of great food” in 2013. Housing/Real Estate
Houston is a very affordable place to live and a great place to raise a family. In addition there is no state income tax in Texas. The following website is a great resource whether you are looking to rent or purchase anywhere in the Greater Houston Area including Galveston, League City/Friendswood/Clear Lake, and Houston.