One of the most popular tourist destinations in Texas is the seaside town of Galveston, Texas. This destination hot spot has a variety of attractions that encompass wild west history, marine life, performing arts, along with beautiful sandy beaches. If you are looking to beat the Texas heat this summer, Galveston might be the perfect destination for sun and fun!
Pleasure Pier offers fun and excitement for the whole family. Amusement rides, arcade games, shopping, and casual to fine dining will delight your family for an entire day when visiting this attraction built on a pier.
Seawall Urban Park
Enjoy walks at the coast? Galveston has built Seawall Urban Park with a walkway that is a 10-mile long boardwalk beside the sea. Along the way, there is easy access to the beach, amusements, shopping, and dining. Enjoy taking a stroll on the nation’s longest boardwalk.
The Grand 1894 Opera House
If you enjoy a good show, check out the performance schedule at The Grand 1894 Opera House. This fine Victorian opera house has been restored after the devastation of Hurricane Ike in 2008 having a plaque indicating the high water mark left by the storm.
Texans like to do things in a big way and Bishop’s Palace holds true to form. It is known as one of the finest examples of historically protected examples of Victorian architecture in the country.
Moody Gardens and Aquarium Pyramid
Another day adventure for the whole family is Moody Gardens and Aquarium Pyramid featuring a tunnel walkway aquarium, a rainforest, 3D and 4D special effects theater, and various tours. Overnight accommodations with dining are available on site.
Galveston Island Railroad Museum and Terminal
The railroad played a big part in the history of Galveston as they have the Galveston Island Railroad Museum and Terminal to prove it. This family attraction offers Saturday train rides along with its vast number of restored trains and special exhibits.
61st Street Fishing Pier
If you are looking to get a line wet, try Galveston’s 61st Street Fishing Pier. They will rent you fishing equipment, sell you some bait and a beer while letting you stay out all day and night. Good eats are also available.
For a “fun in the sun” family day on the shore, check out Stewart Beach. You can bring your own blanket and picnic or take advantage of the food and rentals the park has to offer.