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1st Timer’s Guide to the Galveston Railroad Museum

Looking for fun things to do with the whole family in Galveston, Texas? You don’t want to miss the Galveston Railroad Museum.

Located next to the Strand Historic District, the old rail station calls to train enthusiasts of all ages with a collection of vintage locomotives, an art deco station, and rail rides. Whether you visit to check out the huge train yard or come for a special Christmas season event like the Polar Express, the museum makes for a fun family day out on the island. Plus, it’s an easy island drive away from your Galveston vacation rental. 

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11 Best Bakeries & Coffee Shops in Galveston

In the mood for something sweet after a tasty breakfast in Downtown Galveston? How about a refreshing iced coffee on a hot beach day

With everything from small and locally owned bakery shops to famous Texas chains on the island, it’s easy to get your fill of donuts, sweets, and pastries while vacationing in Galveston. And while you’re here, try a Texan bakery favorite, the savory kolache! These traditional Czech sweet pastries take on a Southwestern twist in Texas, stuffed with sausage, cheese, and jalapenos.

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13 Best Seafood Restaurants in Galveston

Is there anything better than enjoying fresh seafood with an island view? We’d argue there’s not! Luckily for you,  that’s exactly what you can expect during your vacation to Galveston Island. To top it off, our seafood is infused with delicious local flavors influenced by Southwestern, Creole, Cajun, and Southern culinary traditions, making it unlike any your taste buds have experienced.  

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A First-Timer’s Guide to The Strand in Galveston

Ask anyone what there is to do on vacation in Galveston other than the beach and they’ll tell you that the best taste of the island is found along The Strand Historic District. Located just opposite Galveston Bay on the channel, The Strand is a charming business district full of historical buildings, locally owned shops, entertainment, bars, and restaurants. 

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