Galveston is the the most historic island in Texas and makes for an epic day trip adventure. There's no shortage of sand, sun and fun, so get to exploring!


Galveston Island State Park

For outdoor fun on this island, just grab a towel and stop anywhere along the beach. Don’t be scared of the seaweed or seagulls — that’s just part of the Texas beach. One great place to get your fill of sunshine and sandcastle building is at Galveston Island State Park

Galveston Harbor Tour

Take a Harbor Tour to see the other side of Galveston Island on the Bay. You’ll cruise past ships and cruises going about their daily business, and you may even see dolphins swimming along side your ship and pelicans diving for a meal!


Shrimp & Stuff

When you cross over the Galveston Bay, whether by car or ferry, you’re sure to be hungry when you get here. One of my favorite spots on the island are Shrimp & Stuff for a mean shrimp po-boy where the islanders have been eating since 1976.

Benno's on the Beach

Benno’s on the Beach is a great dinner spot in an amazing location. Enjoy a casual but top-notch Cajun seafood experience with a great view of the Gulf of Mexico.


Moody Gardens

You’ll find just about everything within these three pyramids. Catch some rays on the white sand beach, get a look under the sea at one of the best aquariums in Texas or treat yourself to a tropical adventure in the 10-story Rainforest Pyramid.




Bishop's Palace

Check out this historic Texas-sized palace that was built for Colonel Walter Gresham and his wife Josephine. The house is so large that the Gresham’s took five years to build it from 1887 to 1892! It’s amazing to see all the intricate details in the house.



Tall Ship Elissa

Elissa was built in 1877 in Aberdine Scottland as a mercant ship for carrying all sorts of goods all over the world. This ship has been beautifully renovated by the Galveston Historical Foundation and touring it is like stepping back in time to Elissa’s glory days.

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