If you are a Texan then you are familiar with Galveston. It is where every Texan wants to visit. If you like the beaches the Galveston id the place to be. It is on the Gulf so the water is warm and inviting. The weather is mild and the people are friendly. As you travel round Galveston you will become enamored with the part of the country. The city is easy to get around in and the cost of living is reasonable. I think that Galveston will be a vacation destination for quite a long time. The oil spill did nothing to harm the beaches near Galveston. Phil Pustejovsky can show you around when you are in town.