Galveston, Texas is a vibrant city surrounded by water and packed with fun and excitement for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a solo shopping trip or a family-filled day of museums and theme parks, Galveston has it all. Historic streets lined with gift shops and restaurants are the perfect way to wander the city. Or you could spend the day taking in all the piers, parks, and nature preserves. You’ll never run out of things to do when you start planning your trip to this oceanside area.
Since there is so much to do in Galveston, Texas, it’s almost essential that you give yourself plenty of time to experience it all. Make sure to book your stay at Stella Mare RV Resort so you never have to miss out on the action as this highly-rated RV park is located just 20 minutes from the heart of Galveston. Enjoy a poolside Hot Tub with ocean views, a heated swimming pool, easy beach access, and an observation deck with 360 ocean views. It’s a beautiful way to stay near the city but surrounded by oceanside nature. Book your stay at Stella Mare RV Resort!
Museums in Galveston, Texas
Galveston is full of chances to learn, explore, and immerse yourself in the history of the local area. For those interested in machinery, there is a naval museum or a train exhibit. For history buffs, there are historical museums about Galveston and the American West. There’s even a children’s museum for the little ones!
The Bryan Museum – This beautiful museum is truly a work of art. Not just for the artifacts inside but for the stunning architecture. With an atrium and solid stone walls, it’s a great place to explore. But there’s even more history inside with Spanish Colonial art, Western-style paintings, stagecoach gear, and other mementos of the Galveston area.
Galveston Naval Museum – Get an up-close look at wartime machinery. Even if you’re not a huge engineering fan, it’s a cool opportunity to look inside both a WWII submarine and a WWII destroyer.
Galveston Railroad Museum – Again you don’t have to be a machinery lover to get a kick out of the Galveston Railroad Museum. Stand next to a vintage locomotive and if you’re lucky, you can rent out your own train car for dinner or a private event. But if you’re just looking for a day trip, there are plenty of interesting exhibits and tour opportunities.
Historical Houses – There are a few historical mansions and houses in Galveston that are worth putting on the list of things to see. Moody Mansion and Bishop’s Place are both 1800s mansions that are full of beautiful ornate wood carvings, original furniture, and tons of historical charm. The Menard House is also a great place to visit as it’s even older than the other two!
Galveston Children’s Museum – Located in the Moody Mansion this small children’s area is perfect to let the kids run around and explore. Let them enjoy interactive displays and themed rooms as you get to enjoy the historical exhibits of one of Galveston, Texas’ oldest homes.
Shops and Restaurants in Galveston, Texas
Galveston is a vibrant place with great shopping and even greater food.
Miller’s Seawall Grill – The best fried chicken in Galveston, Texas! Not your thing? Then come in for the big breakfast or waterside views.
Shrimp ‘N Stuff Downtown – Everyone needs a seafood boil when they’re staying in Galveston. Enjoy patio views and casual surroundings.
Rudy & Paco Restaurant and Bar – Check out this highly rated Pan-Latin-infused chophouse, voted one of the best seafood places in Galveston.
Mercantile on The Strand – Home décor, jewelry, accessories, and gadgets, this downtown shop is a great stop for holiday gifts or just a gift for yourself.
The Admiralty on The Strand – This Galveston gift shop is a one-stop shop for maritime treasure and model ships. But there are also gifts like décor, toys, clothes, and jewelry.
The Old Galveston Trading Company – Candles, clothes, toys, and trinkets this adorable store is great for gift shopping or just browsing all the neat stuff. Located in downtown Galveston it’s also a great place to purchase art from the local area.
Nature in Galveston, Texas
Galveston, Texas isn’t all city so if you’re into a more natural approach, there are some options for that too! Here is a list of just some of the places in Galveston that are centered around the outdoors.
Galveston Island State Park – This is a great place to immerse in nature with bird watching, swimming, and hiking. Stick your toes in the sand and say hello to the ocean wildlife, this is a great place to enjoy the water in Galveston, Texas.
Sea Shell Beach Pocket Park #3 – Whether you’re beachcombing seashells or building sandcastles, this is a great place to start. This dog-friendly Galveston beach is perfect for the whole family.
61st Street Fishing Pier – Open 24/7 this lifted viewing dock is perfect for catching fish! You can even rent fishing gear and bait nearby as well as snacks and drinks. Spend the whole day fishing and enjoying the coastal water views.
East End Lagoon Nature Preserve – Get to know the wildlife of Galveston, at this local lagoon and nature preserve. This salt marsh is home to a diverse array of birds and marine mammals. It also offers ADA trails for fishing, hiking, and kayaking.
Beaches, piers, state parks oh my! – Galveston, Texas is full of great ways to be in nature so never miss an opportunity to visit a beach, pier, preserve, or state park!
Ready for Your Trip to Galveston, Texas?
Galveston is a fun, vibrant, and beautiful waterfront city. It doesn’t matter if you want to spend the whole day outdoors or spend the day learning about the local history, there are tons to do and see when you visit Galveston. Just make sure to book your stay at Stella Mare RV Resort so you are never too far from the action. Spend the entire day exploring the city and enjoy the evening at your very own campsite or vacation villa. You can’t go wrong when you make Stella Mare RV Resort your perfect Galveston, Texas getaway!