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The Galveston Island Bucket List

The Galveston Island Bucket List

Last Updated: August 8, 2018 by Clayton Kolavo | Trip Planning


There is so much to do on our little island that you may not be able to do it all at once, but no worries! We have compiled the ultimate ‘bucket list’ to tackle in Galveston.

How many have you done? One? Ten? Better get going!

  1. Take a helicopter ride around the island
  2. Visit 1892 Bishop’s Palace
  3. Try Gaido’s world-famous pecan pie
  4. Catch a show at The Grand 1894 Opera House
  5. Reel in a fish off 61st Street Fishing Pier
  6. Go shelling
  7. Catch a sunrise on the beach
  8. Bike the entire 10.3 miles of Seawall
  9. Ride the train at the Galveston Railroad Museum
  10. Purchase and eat fresh seafood from Katie’s Seafood Market
  11. Meet a penguin at Moody Gardens
  12. Attend Dickens on The Strand in costume
  13. Get spooked year-round at the Haunted Mayfield Manor
  14. Spot a dolphin on a harbor tour
  15. Ride the World’s Tallest Water Coaster at Schlitterbahn: MASSIV
  16. Discover Old-World Charm in Historic Downtown Galveston
  17. Spot as many of the 35 tree sculptures as possible
  18. Snap a picture inside a #LoveGalveston picture frame
  19. Try Galveston Island Brewing beer
  20. Play a round of golf at Moody Gardens
  21. Attend the largest motorcycle rally in Texas
  22. Purchase local art
  23. Take your pet to the beach
  24. Step aboard the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA
  25. Go Birding
  26. Rent a beach house
  27. Explore the Broadway Cemetery
  28. Take a picture underneath the Mardi Gras Arch
  29. Catch a play at Island ETC
  30. Explore Hendley Market
  31. Take a picture on one of the GIANT beach chairs
  32. Read a book on the Great Storm of 1900 at the Rosenberg Library
  33. Attend Movie Nite on The Strand at Saengerfest Park
  34. Grab a scoop of Hey Mikey’s homemade ice cream
  35. Take a cruise out of Galveston Island
  36. Witness a taffy pull at La King’s Confectionery
  37. Take a tour of the USS Cavalla and USS Stewart at Seawolf Park
  38. Go to the Galveston’s Own Farmers Market at The Bryan Museum
  39. Dine at one of several participating Galveston Restaurant Week restaurants
  40. Catch beads at Mardi Gras! Galveston
  41. Recreate the 1900 Storm Memorial statue pose
  42. Learn how to make a sandcastle
  43. Enjoy happy hour at a downtown restaurant
  44. Make a round trip on the FREE ferry
  45. Take a selfie with a sea turtle statue
  46. Spot a monkey at the Moody Gardens Rainforest exhibit
  47. Take a ghost tour
  48. Take an action shot in front of the “Greeting from Galveston, Texas” mural
  49. Try a ‘Have A Cow! Shake’ from Star Drug Store
  50. Ride a Segway down the Strand Historic District

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Clayton Kolavo

Clayton is the Social Media Strategist for the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau, overseeing the bureau's social media presence and engagement initiatives. He began working in the tourism industry following his graduation from Texas State University with a BS in Public Relations and Mass Communication.

Clayton Kalavo
2020-02-01T09:06:24-05:00
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