Galveston is located on Galveston Island and was founded in 1839. During the 19th century, Galveston became a major U.S. commercial center and one of the largest ports in the US. Galveston is known for the hurricane that devastated the city in 1900. The natural disaster that followed still counts as the most deadly in American history. Over 6,000 people on Galveston Island perished. Following the storm, a 10-mile long, 17 foot high seawall was constructed to protect the city from floods and hurricane storm surge.
Kemah boardwalk is located only 45 minutes from Houston!!
The Kemah Boardwalk is a hotel and restaurant destination in Texas, which also features a small selection of amusement rides. The main attractions of the 35 acre complex, which opened in 2001, are the many restaurants overlooking Galveston Bay, recreational sailing, and rides. The area was developed by Laundry's Restaurants which owns all of the restaurants on the boardwalk.