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What to Do

Making the Most of Island Time

Galveston Island is home to some of the best attractions Texas has to offer, including Moody Gardens  as well as Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark and the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier amusement park.

Galveston also offers a plethora of unique museums, including The Bryan Museum, Texas Seaport Museum, Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum and Galveston Railroad Museum.

Having one of the largest and well-preserved concentrations of Victorian architecture in the country, Galveston allows visitors to explore the island’s interesting history by touring one of its popular historic mansions.


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Arts & Culture

Galveston’s thriving arts scene offers both the performing and visual arts. From stage performances to historical films, to art exhibits, there’s a multitude of entertainment and inspiration to experience.

Attractions - Pleasure Pier Entrance

Attractions

Galveston Island is home to some of the best attractions Texas has to offer, including Moody Gardens, Schitterbahn Waterpark, the Historic Pleasure Pier, unique museums, dazzling Victorian architecture, and 32 miles of sun-kissed beaches.

Cruising from Galveston Island

The Port of Galveston is the fourth busiest home port in the United States with departures from Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Disney Cruise Lines. Need an itinerary? We’ve got suggestions no matter how much time you have before that ship sails.

Festival on The Strand

Festivals & Events

Galveston Island offers a year-round collection of must-experience events. From Mardi Gras to Dickens on The Strand, from Chili to Shrimp, from ARToberFEST to Oktoberfest, Galveston’s got the fun.

Collage of Vintage Galveston Island Postcards

History & Heritage

Part Southern, part Texan, abloom with towering oleanders of every color and encompassing more history and stories than cities 20 times its size, Galveston is often called “The Republic of Galveston Island” by its residents because it is so unlike the rest of Texas.

Guys on the Seawall

Recreation & Outdoors

Galveston’s temperate weather generally allows visitors to enjoy the beautiful outdoors year-round. The island offers wonderful Gulf beaches, golfing, fishing, surfing, kayaking, biking and more.

Iron Facade on Strand Building

Shopping

Galveston Island is famous for exceptional dining and glittering nightlife

Tours & Sightseeing

Whether you prefer to stroll down quaint alleyways by foot or trot through the streets in a carriage, all paths lead visitors on an unforgettable trip back in time. Guided or self-guided, walking or riding, getting to know Galveston is all about the journey.

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