There are so many highlights to experience in and around Galveston Island, you’ll be busy from sunup to sundown!
A famed, historic area of town offers shopping with dining of ethnic cuisine and great Gulf seafood! Pier 19, on the bayside boasts the interactive Ocean Star Offshore Energy Center & Museum, while Pier 21 Theater is a must-see!
The Pleasure Pier is fun for the whole family! The pier features exciting rides over the water, a rollercoaster, family games, Texas’ first Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. restaurant, and many other fun eateries and shops.
Galveston Island’s premier beachfront dining and entertainment destination. Located at 32nd and Seawall, enjoy gourmet burgers, fresh seafood and desserts, an arcade, Tiki Bar and one of Galveston’s largest open-air decks to the Gulf of Mexico.
Located near The Strand, the railroad museum is one of the largest, restored historical railroad collections in the southwest offering an extensive collection of rail artifacts, exhibits, memorabilia, locomotives, railroad rolling stock and yearly events.
A 2,000-acre oasis of undeveloped barrier island habitats along the Gulf and Galveston, attracts a wide variety of bird species. Enjoy the area’s serenity whether you come to fish, swim, sun, picnic, birdwatch or camp.
This Galveston waterpark offers Texas’ most exciting collection of water rides including thrilling water slides, wave rivers, and a water coaster. Experience four high-thrill speed slides: “Rohr!”, “Cliffhanger” and “Screaming Serpents Body Slide”.
A non-profit tourist hub, inspiring visitors about conservation and wildlife. Visit the: aquarium and rainforest pyramids, museum, 3D/4D theaters, paddlewheel boat, rope course, zip line and waterpark.
The culmination of a vision to provide a first-class public golf course for local residents and visitors to the island, owned by the City of Galveston. The course offers 18 holes of tropical wetlands and over 500 palm trees.
The park offers ten miles of the nation’s longest continuous sidewalk with beachside restaurants, attractions and entertainment. A top-rated Galveston event provides fun for the whole family.
A Victorian masterpiece boasting an exterior mosaic of colored stones, rare woods, exquisite decorative carvings, bronze dragons and stained-glass. Inside you’ll find lavish luxury furniture, sculptures, textiles and fireplaces.
A three-mast merchant sailing vessel built in 1877. As one of the world’s oldest operating sailing hulls, visitors can now explore the decks of this floating National Historic Landmark where daring sailors once took on the world’s oceans.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Opera House has been a part of Galveston history since 1894. Visitors can now enjoy many yearly events, from art shows and musicals to food and wine festivals, and more.
A sprawling, family-friendly pier that offers rod rentals and bait for fishing plus food and refreshments. A great observation deck offers visitors a great view above the water as they enjoy the cool breeze from the Gulf of Mexico.
The ferry bridges two parts of St. Hwy 87, the only highway that circles Galveston Bay and the only way motorists can cross the water between Galveston Island and Bolivar Peninsula. One of the vessels operates 24 hours a day.