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Old 11-15-2019, 06:57 AM   #1
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Scenic Route - Galveston Island to San Antonio

Trying to get my route in place for our visit to eastern Texas this coming spring. My GPS is routing me from Galveston Island straight through the heart of Houston and then on route 10 over to San Antonio. Would still like to run this leg in one day, but hoping someone might have recommendations on a more scenic route rather just boring highway.
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We've made that run a couple of times and I don't think the secondary roads are that good. I45 and then I10 aren't that bad.



You don't go through the heart of Houston, but still there will be a lot of traffic until you get west of Houston. The rest is not bad at all.


The San Antonio area is really nice. Just go north into the Hill Country and there is a lot to see and do.


You should be able to run it in one day alright.
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We drove from Galveston to SA last winter and wanted to avoid Houston - here are comments from my blog post.
"We had driven an RV through Houston several years ago and neither of us wanted to do it again so I asked for suggestions on the IRV2 forum. Luckily a local resident read my post and suggested the following route as a city by-pass: I-45, US-6, TX-35, FM-1462, TX-36, and TX-10 before getting on I-10 about 40 miles west of Houston. Except for the joints on the short TX-35 by-pass around Alvin, the roads were all very good and with wide shoulders and since we also by-passed Rosenberg, we went thru no towns of any size just the little wide spots in the road. It was a very low stress drive through the tabletop flat, rural southeast Texas county side where cotton and cows seemed to be the dominant items. The surface on I-10 was excellent until we got within 50 miles of SA at which point it was old concrete with a few stretches rough enough to rattle the coach."
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From Galveston take 35 to Port Lavaca then 87 into San Antonio. We've driven so many secondary and farm roads in Texas with our 40' motorhome and wouldn't hesitate to drive any of them. We didn't 'do' interstates and didn't care driving a few extra miles to really see the country which you don't do on interstates.
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Right now I am planning route 59 west to Victoria and then north on 87. Several good fuel stops along the way and roads look pretty good.
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The state roads are great in Texas, plus you get to see beautiful scenery. If possible, stop in Victoria. Lots to do there.
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The state roads are great in Texas, plus you get to see beautiful scenery. If possible, stop in Victoria. Lots to do there.


I will investigate that as I we will have some extra time.
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The Alt 90 out if Rosenberg is a nice drive. Takes you right through Shiner. Stop at Shiner Blue Stem for some great locally grown pork and home made baked goods. If your into beer, well there is a famous brewery there too.
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