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Discussion in 'Travel' started by thebigk, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. Feb 16, 2010 at 12:33 PM
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    Looks like I'm headed to Houston the week of March 7th.

    What's the best place to go to the beach around there? Drive to Galveston?

    Where's some good fresh seafood/oysters???

    Thanks for any info!!!!
     
  2. Feb 16, 2010 at 12:35 PM
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    Did you want to drive at the beach or just Chill ? You can go to Galveston / keemah Borad walk for good sea food and oysters ... To just spend some good time at the beach you can go to surf side ... Galveston is nto the best place to be during spring break just becareful with that ....
     
  3. Feb 16, 2010 at 12:39 PM
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    My GF is going and never been to the ocean....so a place to go chill.....walk in the surf a little. I didn't see surf side on the map.....where's it at?
    Thanks!
     
  4. Feb 16, 2010 at 12:41 PM
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    Go to Surf side, Quintanna beach, Matagorda/Sargent...For beaches...Galveston is not a great place. Kemah is awesome for food, Looking at boats (might see me) and just taking in the nice sceanery. Their is a place in san leon I think it's their called gilhooley's...Great oysters their.http://houston.citysearch.com/profile/10012885/san_leon_tx/gilhooley_s_restaurant_oyster.html

    Ummmmmmmmmmmmm what else...Keep your doors locked if your gonna be around 1960...their are some thugs back in their. That's all I can think about right now.
     
  5. Feb 16, 2010 at 12:41 PM
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    Surf side in in Brazoria county...http://www.surfsidebeachtx.org/
     
  6. Feb 16, 2010 at 12:43 PM
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    surf side is near a city called Lake Jackson. Beaches there are less crowded and cleaner. You can actually drive there and have a good time. As far as Galveston is concerend you dont have much to do in Galveston .... Keemah is a nice place to spend and evening at .... Other than that Honestly good luck finding things to do in Houston ... not alot to do here at all...
     
  7. Feb 16, 2010 at 12:44 PM
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    Thanks for the info on Kemah! Looks nice! That's what I was looking for in the evenings when I get done with the work part of the trip.

    The plane lands at noon on that Sunday.....I think drive down to Surf Side and spend the afternoon at the beach.

    I'll be around Westchase.....is that a decent part of town? I've never been to Houston.
     
  8. Feb 16, 2010 at 12:47 PM
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    I think westchase is ok...It's around 1960 that sucks...I got my truck and my grandpas Tahoe broke into about 2 years ago.
     
  9. Feb 16, 2010 at 1:02 PM
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    Westchase is a nice area ... lots to do there so many restaurants and bars there ... Are you planing to stay at a hotel ? Let me know i can tell you about the nice hotels around ....
     
  10. Feb 16, 2010 at 2:05 PM
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    I was looking at the Courtyrad Marriott over there.....falls in my corporate price guidelines.....anything else in that 100-150 a night range?

    Thanks!
     
  11. Feb 16, 2010 at 2:10 PM
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    Honestly is I was you, I wouldn't go to Kemah. It's overpriced and the food isn't that great. I grew up just down hwy 146 from Kemah and I haven't been there in years. i go out of my way to avoid that place.

    I would go over to Surfside to hangout on the beach. It's nice because you can just drive right up onto the beach.

    Also, try Galveston and go to one of the Pocket Parks that are a few miles down the seawall. You have to pay to go onto the beach, but it's clean and has facilities for you, and then go into Galveston to eat some good seafood.
    Also, if you want to go shopping, try out the Galleria in Houston, it's a pretty decent mall.
     
  12. Feb 16, 2010 at 3:12 PM
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    Pm me the details of your stay dates and all .. I am a director of a Hilton hotel here in Houston im sure i can work something out for a fellow Tacoma Mamber ... My hotel is in the enrgy corridor which is 10 mins from westchase ....
     
  13. Feb 16, 2010 at 6:12 PM
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    :eek: Thanks! PM Sent! :D
     
  14. Feb 18, 2010 at 7:24 AM
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    Thanks Talha for your generosity! :thumbsup:

    Members like you make TW what it is.
     
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    X1 on Kemah Boardwalk :taco:
     
  16. Feb 18, 2010 at 8:43 AM
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    No worries man hope you enjoy your trip ... !
     
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