All Things Galveston (Updated - 5/21/14)

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  1. Atomic

    Atomic Earning My Ears

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    As far as location, both of are good choices. I've never been inside either.

    Adjacent to lots of restaurants & activities. Close to Walmart for last minute supplies & Spec's on 61st street, great liquor store.

    Moody Gardens Rain Forest & aquarium pyramids are worth the effort, in my opinion. A 1st rate aircraft museum near by too.

    Riding the ferry across the bay is fun, we do it for grins, but you won't see anything that can't be see from the Magic. The lines can be a real bear if you drive on. Parking & walking is the best bet. UNLESS you want to drive to Fort Travis, I haven't been in years, but it was really cool & free.
     
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  3. Gina

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    Hi, quick question: Do you mean the Holiday Inn - On the Beach, or the Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort? So I can link the correct one. Thanks! :)
     
  4. Pocahantas

    Pocahantas Dreams do come true - I'm now a DVC Member

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    I just tried booking Galveston Park N' Cruise for our March 23rd cruise on the Disney Magic and it says they are sold out but when I changed to the RCCL Mariner sailing on March 24th it was available :sad2:
     
  5. RodNicPena

    RodNicPena Earning My Ears

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    On the Beach...5002 Seawall :beach:
     
  6. RodNicPena

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    Are you sure about this? I could have sworn I called Hilton and they declined offering shuttle service even though their site offers it. :confused3
     
  7. RodNicPena

    RodNicPena Earning My Ears

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    Maybe because I'm coming from DFW or did talk to the right person? Anyhoo he told me even though I could very possibly being driving the exact car back they would charge me a 1way drop fee BOTH WAYS! Starting at $500 on a rental made my V8 not looks so bad after all.:upsidedow
     
  8. cruisecrasher

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    Maybe they got paid out by another cruise line?
     
  9. Chee Chick

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    It was for the 2012 Thanksgiving cruise which did not have an itinerary change.

    I went back to the website and checked CCL and RCCL ships and it shows those are indeed available during the Thanksgiving week.

    Maybe it has something to do with how the departure days line up and they can maximize their profits. The other lines depart on the Sunday while DCL departs on Saturday.
     
  10. NancyIL

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    Dallas to Galveston is considerably farther than Houston to Galveston, so that is probably the reason for the one-way fee.
     
  11. mikehn

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    I stayed there in April - free parking, free shuttle. Maybe that has changed now.
     
  12. mikehn

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    Be real careful with Enterprise. The Enterprise drop off in Galveston is only open until noon on Saturday and it is closed on Sunday.
     
  13. kristinfly2

    kristinfly2 Mouseketeer

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    Does anyone know how hard it is to get to the cruise terminal then to the enterprise office? Then DH has to take a taxi back to the terminal! I know it's bike weekend when we are there so we have to add extra time, but I was wondering how much. Thank you! :)
     
  14. NancyIL

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    Thanks. Our cruise departs on a Saturday, and I'm sure we will want to be at the cruise terminal before noon that day.
     
  15. dolphingirl47

    dolphingirl47 In Search of the Tag Fairy

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    We don't have either an aquarium or a zoo anywhere near so this will be a treat. We are planning to have dinner at Bubba Gump Shrimp Company.

    This is where we are booked at the moment, but the reviews about it being noisy scare me. Did your friend have any issues with noise?

    Thanks. I have to say the aquarium, the Rainforest Pyramid and the Paddlewheel Boat are all major draws for us.

    Corinna
     
  16. RodNicPena

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    No complaints what so ever. They said it was a great stay and all rooms have a view :yay:
     
  17. dolphingirl47

    dolphingirl47 In Search of the Tag Fairy

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    Thanks. This is putting my mind at rest a little.

    Corinna
     
  18. tajz90

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    We love Bubbas. We plan vacations on Bubba locations :) (joke)

    You'll enjoy it. Love that it's right on the water. Try the I'm Stuffed Shrimp.
     
  19. RodNicPena

    RodNicPena Earning My Ears

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    I can always let you know how my trip goes too :beach:
     
  20. eggroll

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    1-1.5 hour before your boarding time :)
     
  21. Atomic

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    Enterprise is right at 61st & I45/Broaday. Not far from the terminal, but...

    Bike week is a traffic nightmare. I would budget more than an hour to get the 30 blocks. Try & arrange the cab to be at the Enterprise at a certain time?

    What day/time is the departure?

    Are you driving in that day?


    PS- bike week or The Lone Star Rally, is lots of fun & brings a diverse crowd to the island, but we take our bicycles everywhere for the really busy days & stock up on all groceries, drinks & whatever else well before hand.

    PPS-Last year it had 500,000 attendees. It used to take over the whole island, but the last few years has been concentrated downtown.

    PPPS-The cruise terminal is downtown. :(

    http://www.lonestarrally.com/
     

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