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The Seawall, Galveston

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#2 of 24 in Historic Sites in Texas Gulf Coast
Historic Walking Area Tourist Spot
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. Our Galveston travel itinerary planner makes visiting The Seawall and other Galveston attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Being from California I was not very impressed with the beaches. Dark gray sand and patted down. The water was brown from the silt but the temperature was 88 degrees.  more »
  • Sea wall is beautiful and the beach is lovely. We enjoyed walking the beach during the day and in evening. Loved riding bikes to nearby restaurants and just riding. Looking forward to going again!  more »
  • My family and I went for the week. We stayed at a rental, one block from the Seawall. There is a cool vibe that oozes from here. Everyone walking, skating, biking and swimming. People from all over, c...  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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