Galveston Travel Resources

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Just 50 miles south of Houston, Galveston Island entices visitors with 32 miles of beaches and more activities than you can squeeze into an entire summer. With the amenities of a big city and the small town friendliness of a tight-knit community, this seaside destination offers a lovely historic downtown, quality restaurants, outdoor adventures, and a vibrant nightlife. Stay on the east end of the island where the oak-lined streets boast elegant Victorian homes, or find a place on the west end with a dazzling view of the Gulf of Mexico. Either way, you’ll be surrounded by top-notch local eateries, leisurely activities, and shopping to satisfy everyone’s tastes. Visitors can pop into one of the many museums located all over the city to learn about railroads, offshore drilling, and aircraft. Or, you can take a tour the historic district where you’ll learn all about Galveston Island’s vivid past. The Strand area downtown hosts the yearly Galveston Island Jazz and Blues Festival, as well as Mardi Gras carnivals and a Victorian-themed Christmas celebration honoring Charles Dickens. Year-round, visitors flock to Moody Gardens, a 242-acre theme park that features three glass pyramids housing a 10-story rainforest, one of the world’s largest aquariums, and an educational Discovery Museum. Equally popular is the Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark, where you can cool down in the wave pool during the summer months, or play in the dozens of heated attractions in a warm, tropical oasis for winter vacation. No matter where you choose to stay, Galveston Island will charm you with its beaches, quaint city center, botanical gardens, and fresh Gulf Coast cuisine.

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BayWatch Dolphin Tours - Activity
BayWatch Dolphin Tours
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TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: (93 reviews)
2101 Harborside Drive, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
BayWatch Dolphin Tours is been serving the Galveston and Houston area since 2005. We're located on Pier 21, only a short distance away from the historical Strand District in Downtown Galveston.
Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Water Park - Attraction
Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Water Park
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TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: (338 reviews)
2026 Lockheed Street, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77554
The Galveston location is the third in the Schlitterbahn chain (#4 is under construction in Kansas City). The park made news for its unique retractable roof over a section of the park that allows itto stay open and operate the entire calendar year. It also further expanded the chain's unique concept of using their river system to move crowds around the park as opposed to the traditional walking on sidewalks at most parks. The river system even incorporates sections of rapids and waves.
Squeeze Ritas & Tequilas - Entertainment
Squeeze Ritas & Tequilas
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3204 Seawa Boulevard Galveston Island, Texas 77550
Cool down and chill out at Squeeze Ritas & Tequilas. Featuring 20–plus margaritas ranging in size from 12 to 100 oz. and more than 50 types of tequila — all to be enjoyed on an outdoor courtyard with a misting system to keep you cool.
Clary's Seafood - Restaurant
Clary's Seafood
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8509 Teichman Rd Galveston, TX 77554
(409) 763-1010
Clary Milburn, owner Clary's, has been one of the best kept secrets in Texas since 1977. Their unmatched customer service, unique semi-Cajun fare, and romantically-appointed dining area overlooking picturesque Offats Bayou offer, together, one of the most memorable culinary experiences available anywhere.