Stretching 7 miles along Texas State Highway 87 in the middle of Bolivar Peninsula, Crystal Beach offers a variety of things to do that made it a popular destination all year-round. Crystal Beach, (and the entire Bolivar Peninsula), is accessible by Ferry from Galveston Island, and via Hwy 124 from the east side. Instead of a bridge connecting Galveston Island to the Peninsula, Texas DOT operates several Ferries to transport tourists and residents alike to and from this glimmering island, for free.
Things to do in Crystal Beach
1. Stay in one of the over 60 colorful Beachfront Hotels, Vacation Homes and House Rentals; Bed and Breakfast, and Motels.
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From the site, it took us about 30 minutes to get to the hotel for an hour of rest before checking out the city for restaurants for our meals. We stayed at Holiday Inn Express and Suites. So on this field trip, we were accumulating some loyalty points for hotel rewards later.
In Abilene, there are 2 Holiday Inn’s, and a total of 37 hotels. There was a little confusion when we were first checking in, but the reception agents resolved themselves. It turned out, one workmate was reserved twice. Computer issue.
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Our first accommodation for this trip was in Sulphur Springs, Texas. We booked our hotels through the corporate travel site, egencia. It was very convenient since after management approval, our hotels would be booked automatically. Continue reading “Hotels in Sulphur Springs, Texas”