Downtown Attractions & Tours
You could spend an entire vacation in Galveston without ever leaving the downtown district and never bore of the variety of experiences offered there. Visit the Galveston Railroad Museum, the Texas Seaport Museum & 1877 Tall Ship Elissa, or tour a real off-shore oil rig. See a show at The Grand 1894 Opera House and Island ETC Theater, or take a boat tour from Pier 21. You can even relive Galveston’s storied past by going on ghost tours or visiting a pirate museum. Feeling artsy? Create your own pottery at Clay Cup Studios or take a cooking class from Kitchen Chick. Last but not least, downtown plays host to year-round major special events and festivals. The options are endless.