Visiting The Queen City of the Gulf

Galveston, TX, from Cotton Capital to Tourist Gem

A beautiful day in Galveston, Texas, “The Queen City of the Gulf.” Founded in 1839, it became a significant center for the cotton trade. Once one of the wealthiest cities in Texas, Galveston’s fortunes shifted in 1900 when a devastating hurricane destroyed the city and killed an estimated 6,000 people. Today, the city is a vibrant tourist destination with a booming cruise industry. 
We started at the visitor center and strolled around to get an impression of the historic downtown, the Strand district, the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, the Victorian houses, and the seawall. As we walked along the Mexican Gulf, we suddenly realized that this would be our last walk (at least for the upcoming time) to this beautiful coast.


Monday, April 22, 2024


3.89 miles

Moving Time

1:28:01 hours


70 °F, gentle breeze, sunny