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Old 12-24-2011, 08:21 PM   #1
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Branson to Galveston, TX

The first part of January we are heading to Galveston, TX for the first time and wondering if anyone has any suggestions on where to camp and what to see. We will be pulling a travel trailer. May go further south, too. We are exploring - first time without commitments. Thanks in advance for all suggestions!
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Old 12-24-2011, 08:45 PM   #2
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Galveston is a great place to go to. Look up Galveston.com for ideas on what to see, where to eat , and available RV spots. I like Delenara RV Park. Right on the beach, staff are great people, and it is close to the sights. We spent Oct. there and are returning in Feb. You will enjoy .
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Old 12-24-2011, 10:25 PM   #3
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The Houston Space Center is a good place to visit depending on how far you like to travel from your RV during the day.
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Old 12-24-2011, 11:15 PM   #4
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If your travels allow you to be there in February ... Galveston's Mardi Gras celebration is well established and popular.

If you want to travel a little further south to Matagorda Beach, it's a really nice LCRA park. Probably the best beach I've found for collecting shells on the Texas coastline as well. Link to park is => Matagorda Bay Nature Park
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Old 12-25-2011, 09:01 PM   #5
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I don't think there is enough space here to write everything that there is to see. It would be easier for you to just search for Galveston Attractions. As already stated, Houston Space Center. Pick up the brochures at the campgrounds.

As for a place to stay, I always recommend Green Caye, in Dickinson, TX. Monthly including electric is about $370 and that is full hook-up and the price includes electricity. It is about 24 miles from Galveston, 10-15 miles from HOU Space Cen., and about 30 Miles from downtown Houston. So it is a fairly central location to jump out and explore. Mardi Gras time in Galveston can be crowded, so if you plan on being here during that time, count on traffic.

If you need specific information on any attraction, or any campground, send me a PM.

I live in Texas City, 14 miles from Galveston.

Happy trails.

p.s., Green Caye does not have many amenities, but there is a nice par 3 golf course attached.
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Old 12-26-2011, 09:58 AM   #6
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Thanks everyone for the responses - sounds like lots to do and don't know for sure when we'll be there so may be there for Mardis Gras! The Space Center sounds interesting. Will check out the RV parks. Thanks! Wheels
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As you get closer to your travel date give a holler. If you have a specific CG in mind I'll take a look at it for you if I don't already know about it.

Happy trails.
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Might as well take a Cruise on Carnival to Cancun or Beliz...also, on the way to Galviston there is a Dog Racing Track if you are into that sort of thing.
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Another vote of Dellanera. Heading there this weekend as a matter of fact. Just a sand dune away from the water. Great views of the ocean. Great staff. Enjoyed our trips there and are planning on making many more in the future. The State Park down the road isn't awful as well. Not as close to the beach. With a north breeze the mosquitoes can carry off the RV.
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We are planning a trip to Galveston in June. We are going to stay at Sandpiper RV Resort. The reviews seem to be good so far (now that it has been remodeled and the pool rebuilt). We haven't stayed there before so if anyone has any input on this RV park we would like to hear it. Thanks
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Last time I was down there (late last year), I saw them constructing it. Looks nice! Should be a great trip. You'll have to let us know how you like it. Might be our new favorite.
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The park is looking real nice. We drove through it several weeks ago and the rebuild is complete. It is on the site of the "used-to-be" Sandpiper hotel that was destroyed during hurricane Ike.

Their phone number is: 409-765-9431

Summer rates:
Sun-Thu Back in $45, Pull Thru $50
Fri-Sat Back in $50, Pull Thru $55

Ten percent discount for FMCA, GS, AARP, or AAA.

This park is all about location, location, location. The view of the ocean, the beach access, the access to down town Galveston and The Strand, and of course the cruz'n up and down Seawall Blvd. It is a nice CG.

If those prices are to steep for the budget, let me know as there are several other nice campgrounds in the $30 range within 20 miles or so of Galveston.
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Galveston State park!!!!
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