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How far is Alvin, TX from Galveston?

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How far is Alvin, TX from Galveston?

My DH has business to do in Alvin, and I'm always trying to find a way to have a "free"vacation. I'm looking at the map, and Alvin looks like it's sort of all by itself. Galveston doesn't seem very far, but I don't know what the situation is on Hwy 6 (?) if it's under construction or if there are any issues going on there. We are driving in from San Antonio. From the looks of it, he/we would be staying in Alvin and driving to other places for entertainment. Any suggestions or information will be greatly appreciated!

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1. Re: How far is Alvin, TX from Galveston?

You can easily find the distance and driving time using google maps. 30 miles and 41 minutes.

Sorry, don't know if there is any road work going on at Hwy 6.

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2. Re: How far is Alvin, TX from Galveston?

My take on your post is that you want to hop in car while he works and go exploring and then in the evening you two will meet up and go off to dinner. If that is the case you are in for a terrific "mini vacation" for yourself.

There is an awesome website that will give you all the answers you need. I just want to give you brief lay of the land. You will be near the IH35 corridor, Webster, Clear Lake, Kemah, Seabrook and Galveston. The IH35 corridor between Houston & Galv is solid with retail, restaurants, motels, businesses etc. No lack of food. It's loaded with great restaurants and clubs here and there.

The website I'll give you will have separate pages for all of the above towns for shopping, eating and sightseeing. Here are major attractions for the areas above:

Kemah Boardwalk http://www.kemahboardwalk.com

Baybrook Mall and the brand new Tanger Outlet Mall on IH35 (5885 Gulf Freeway)

Space Center

Armand Bayou Nature Center http://www.abnc.org

Here is the huge website:

http://www.visitbayareahouston.com/index.cfm

Click on the OUR CITIES header first to see each town and what it has to offer. Then hit the cool SHOPPING site under THINGS to Do and you can see photos of the shops and click on map and see exactly where it is.

The Kemah Boardwalk is fun and has great restaurants. Also, adjacent down the street are old houses that have been turned into shops and more eateries.

Galveston would offer your 3 things. Drive down Seawall Blvd and eat and hit souvenir shops.

Drive around the area around The Strand and look at the old historic homes that are everywhere. Go to The Strand (info below) and park and walk for shoppes and eateries.

http://www.galveston.com/cvb/

http://www.thestrand.com

http://www.fishermanswharfgalveston.com Great place to eat on Strand because of view

Here's list of popular Seabrook seafood eateries:

http://www.yelp.com/search?cflt=seafood&find_loc=Seabrook%2C+TX

Lastly, go to You Tube and do searches on Kemah Boardwalk, The Strand, Sea Wall Blvd. in Galv. to see their videos.

Look all this over and if you have questions, pls ask! Have good time. It will be hot, if you are coming soon!

Edited: 15 June 2013, 02:20
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3. Re: How far is Alvin, TX from Galveston?

I just drove from Galveston to Alvin last Tuesday - no problems, the route does go through several small towns with low speed limits.

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4. Re: How far is Alvin, TX from Galveston?

For local traffic, you can always do a Google search; in this instance, you can Google "Alvin traffic".

One of the websites that comes up for Alvin is this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmjBt4xARzc

From that website, hit the "warning and advisory" tab to bring up current situation in the area.

We take Hwy 6 to Galveston almost every year, last time was a couple of weeks ago.

It's a nice pleasant drive all around Alvin.

I love back road exploration (and the wife enjoys shopping), so feel free to ask anything, if I can help.

Edited: 17 June 2013, 17:06
5. Re: How far is Alvin, TX from Galveston?

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