Here’s a list of 25 activities to consider:
· Stroll The Strand in historic downtown Galveston, known for its charming Victorian iron-front buildings that house boutiques, shops, restaurants and more!
· Play at the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, featuring thrill rides, midway games, food and entertainment.
· Explore the glass pyramids of family resort Moody Gardens. Here you can tour through a living rainforest replica, one of the largest aquariums in Texas and check out cool exhibits in the Discovery Museum.
· Marvel at the beauty of the 1892 Bishop’s Palace with a tour of this majestic historic mansion.
· Splash into fun at Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark, known for the best indoor water park in the world!
· Enjoy the eclectic flair of Galveston’s culinary scene. Need suggestions? Check out our Galveston Island Food Guide.
· Take a walking/biking tour of the Galveston Tree Sculptures, beautiful sculptures created from trees destroyed during Hurricane Ike.
· Tour or watch a live show at The Grand 1894 Opera House. This gem of a theater has no seat further than 70 feet from the stage.
· Visit LaKing’s Confectionery to see its master candy maker make saltwater taffy the old-fashioned way. Don’t forget to grab some goodies for the road!
· Love the beach? We've got you covered with 32 miles over sandy fun stretching from East to West!
· Tour a retired oilrig at the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum.
· Walk aboard the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA to see how sailors lived more than a hundred years ago!
· Search family immigration history at the Texas Seaport Museum. Did you know Galveston was second in immigration to Ellis Island?
· Visit the 1895 Moody Mansion for a tour of this gorgeous home, which has been restored to its turn-of-the-century splendor.
· Explore the history of pirates in Galveston at the interactive museum Pirates! Legends of the Gulf Coast, and get spooked at the Haunted Mayfield Manor – Texas’ only year-round haunted house.
· Learn about locomotive history at the Galveston Railroad Museum, boasting one of the largest restored railroad collections in the southwest.
· Learn about Galveston’s history and the worst natural disaster in U.S. by watching The Great Storm documentary at Pier 21 Theater.
· Take an African-American Historic Places Tour and discover many of the African American firsts that happened in Galveston!
· Peruse the many art galleries located on and surrounding Postoffice Street – just a few blocks from The Strand. After stopping in Rene Wiley Gallery, be sure to grab a beverage at MOD Coffeehouse next door.
· Hit the green and play a round of golf at the Moody Gardens Golf Course.
· Visit Rosenberg Library – the oldest public library in Texas.
· Have a relaxing stay at one of Galveston’s many resorts, hotels, beach houses, condos or bed & breakfasts. Sometimes sleeping in is what vacation is all about!
· Make a spa date at any of Galveston’s luxurious spas.
· For sure entertainment, catch a show at the Island ETC Theater.