Galveston Travel Resources

Galveston is an island city located in the Gulf Coast area of Texas. Its sub-tropic year-round humidity makes Galveston a popular vacation destiny in any month. 

There is plenty to do and see in Galveston, but the primary attractions are the 32 miles of beautiful gulf-front beaches. Many of the beaches offer parking, and provide both restrooms and changing rooms. The city does a great job of hosting free events on the beach, and there's always something to entertain all ages. However, the city beaches aren't the only can't-miss beaches in Galveston. If you're traveling with kids, Palm Beach at Moody Gardens needs to be on the agenda. It is a fun-center consisting of awesome waterslides, a wave park, and even a lazy river and all are housed in proximity to Galveston's only pure white sand beach.

Sadly, Galveston might be best known for the hurricane that nearly wiped out the entire city in 1900. Well, 'The Great Storm' is an attraction at the Pier 21 Theater that offers a super cool and in-depth 27-minute documentary that details the memorable storm and its impact on the city. You can buy 'same day' tickets, and it's an event that is enjoyable for most age groups. 

Galveston really is an excellent vacation destination for all ages. With great weather, awesome fishing, shopping and golf, and plenty to keep the kids busy, Galveston should definitely be considered for your next family vacation. 
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Galveston Travel Resources

Things to do in Galveston

Activities

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Topp Dogg Guide Service Fishing Charters

Galveston Texas 77554
(832) 606-0844
What' s a trip near the water without chartering a fishing boat? Run by Captain Alan Pereyra and Captain Steven Pereyra, this Galveston fishing charter service has been family owned and operated since 2000. Check their site to see all the various locations their charter boats in Galveston, and get ready to catch some fish!

Galveston Island Tours

502 20th St., Suite 1861 Galveston, TX 77550
409.765.8687
Galveston Island Tours carries a bevy of services that focus on touring the history of Galveston. Go sightseeing on their historic tour, or take a tour about Galveston' s tree sculptures. They offer different kinds of tours for groups as small at 5 people. Definitely a unique company that should be worked into your Galveston trip.

Galveston Party Boats

Pier 19, Galveston, TX 77550
(409) 763-5423
The people over at Galveston Party Boats take fishing seriously. They make sure they' re up on the latest technology to make sure that every trip produces results for the passengers. They make daily fishing charters out in Galveston and also take reservations for longer trips including deep sea fishing.

Attractions

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Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Water Park

2026 Lockheed Street, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77554
409.770.9283
Schlitterbahn Waterparks exist to provide wholesome family fun at the hottest, coolest places in Texas and Kansas.

Pirates! Legends of the Gulf Coast

2313 Harborside Dr, Galveston, TX
(409) 762-6677
Pirates! Legend of the Gulf Coast is an incredibly unique spot in Galveston. It features a pirate themed museum of sorts, teaching about history of pirates, catering to pirate themed events and parties, and has a store to indulge in all things pirate. A great place for kids and adults, if you're a fan of pirates you can certainly get your fill here.

Lone Star Flight Museum

2002 Terminal Drive, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77554
409 740 7722
Consider the Lone Star Flight Museum and celebrate among one of the finest collections of restored aircraft and aviation exhibits in the nation.

Restaurants

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Rudy & Paco

2028 Post Office St Galveston, TX 77550
(409) 762-3696
Rudy & Paco features grilled seafood and steak with a South and Central American sabor.

The Mosquito Cafe

628 14th St Galveston, TX 77550
(409) 763-1010
Prepare for an enjoyable...no, extraordinary culinary experience.

Other Resources

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Rosenberg Library and Museum

2310 Sealy Avenue, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
409 763 8854
Rosenberg Library has offered over a century of community service to the Galveston area.