Sun, Sand & Fun!
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.
From the secrets of the rainforests to the ocean’s depths, a world of wonder awaits. Attractions include the Aquarium Pyramid, Rainforest Pyramid, 3D and 4D theaters, the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat, and for a thrill, a ropes course & zip line.
One of the few spots in the world with this many rides over water! Fly over guests on the pier or soar over the Gulf of Mexico. There is a Kiddie Big Top Area, Midway Games, Party Zone, and Brew Station. There is even a stage for live music and entertainment.
The waterpark features an exciting collection of water slides, wave rivers, and water coasters. A one-mile river connects the three distinct sections and has four high trill speed slides including Rohr!, Cliffhanger, and the immersive Screaming Serpents body slide.
Whatever your sunseeking fancy, Galveston has a beach for you.
The charming Victorian-era buildings of the Historic Downtown District beckon visitors with their ornate iron balconies and whimsical painted signs.
Discover an island with a storied past at any of Galveston’s world-class museums.
Thrills & Chills
Nothing says summer vacation like fun in the sun, refreshing water adventures, and the thrill of an adrenaline rush – and on Galveston Island all three abound!
At 32 miles long and two-and-a-half miles wide, the island is surrounded with incredible history and unique beauty – and easy to get to and around. If you’re staying on the Seawall or in the Strand Historic District, you can easily explore the city by renting bikes, hopping an historic trolley, or hailing an Uber or taxi. Coming to or leaving the Island? There are a number of limo and bus services, as well as the free, 24-hour Galveston Island Ferry link to the Bolivar Peninsula.