The Seawall, Galveston

Take a 16.6 km (10.3 mi) walk on one of the longest continuous sidewalks in the world, The Seawall. It was built to protect the city from the destructive power of waves. On this 5.2 m (17 ft) high wall, you'll see long stretches of murals that depict underwater life painted by children. You'll encounter a number of statues and historical markers throughout the site. The sidewalk is wide and suitable for jogging and cycling. You'll see shops and restaurants along the wall as well. Plan your The Seawall visit and explore what else you can see and do in Galveston using our Galveston trip planner .
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  • The big problem with this beach is that you have to pay to park there unless you are staying at one of the beach front hotels. There is lifeguards there during season and they are making improvements ...  more »
  • The seawall, built to protect Galveston from the ravages of hurricanes. The shops are on the island side of the seawall so there is no blocking the view. The sidewalk is wide and great for a walk or r...  more »
  • Trying to find something to do during some off time, I drove from the Houston Hobby Airport area to Galveston. It's about a 35 minute drive, midday. I followed the signs toward historic downtown, but ...  more »

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When choosing accommodations in Galveston, remember that the closer you stay to the water, the more you are likely to pay. Top prices usually get you a spacious room packed with modern amenities plus sweeping views of the Gulf of Mexico. You can save a bundle by staying away from the city's popular beachfront. If your home away from home is on wheels, consider one of Galveston's RV parks and resorts.
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