We have been to Galveston a lot over the years...but it has been awhile. So, we really enjoyed having our friends take us on a tour.
We started on the seawall and saw the new pleasure pier, which is very busy on the weekends. Galveston has been hit by many hurricanes over the years, but the biggest storm was way back in 1900 when an estimated 8,000 people died. After that, they built this sea wall which protects the city from storm surges.
The Galvez is a famous old hotel built in 1911
There have been so many changes since I was there last, including the building boom that is going on on the eastern tip of the island. I will save the pictures of the downtown area, called the Strand, for another day. I hope that you are having a nice week.