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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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Galveston Island Historic Tours - Activity
Galveston Island Historic Tours
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2328 Broadway Street, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX
Galveston Island Tours feature custom tours as well as tours for wedding parties. The tours are guided by using all-green, electric limo golf carts!
Rosenberg Library and Museum - Attraction
Rosenberg Library and Museum
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2310 Sealy Avenue, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
The Rosenberg Library has offered over a century of community service to the Galveston area. The building itself was dedicated on June 22, 1904, the birthday of its patron, Henry Rosenberg. It's rich history and renovations make the museum an interesting and educational trip for the entire family.
The Grand 1984 Opera House - Entertainment
The Grand 1984 Opera House
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TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: (125 reviews)
2020 Postoffice Street Galveston, TX 77550
(409) 765-1894
The Grand is one of the few remaining theatres of its era in Texas and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. As further recognition of its importance to the citizens of Texas, in 1993 the 73rd Texas Legislature proclaimed The Grand "The Official Opera House of Texas."
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.