Beach Pocket Parks, dog parks, skate parks and more abound! Kayak through the marshes & bayous throughout the Island and in Galveston Island State Park. Feeling adventurous? Feel the wind in your hair with Skydive Galveston! (BONUS! They have a Groupon!)
If you’re lucky you can watch them from the deck of your vacation home! Boat tours abound as well – we love the free Galveston Ferry trip to Bolivar & back, or try a private or group tour with one of the local captains.
The World’s Tallest Water Coaster
Schlitterbahn Galveston Island‘s MASSIV starts at 81’ above the ground and isn’t for the faint of heart! If you’re looking for a break from the water try the tallest swing ride in Texas at the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier!
Visit The Bryan Museum to browse the largest collection of southwestern artifacts in the world then step inside beautifully restored locomotives at the Galveston Railroad Museum. Tour a decommissioned oil rig at the Ocean Star Offshore Energy Center or climb aboard the USS Cavalla or USS Stewart at Seawolf Park.
Craft Beer Made on the Island
Galveston Island Brewing Company‘s tap room boasts the German-style kolsch, pale ales, porters and more, while Beerfoot Brewery augments its own small-batch brews with a selection craft beers from Texas and around the world.
With a huge selection of restaurants, you won’t go hungry during your visit to Galveston Island! We love local spots like BLVD Seafood, Little Daddy’s Gumbo Bar and the always-delicious & casual Shrimp `N Stuff.
Magnificent Moody Gardens
Penguins, sharks, river otters, macaws & more – all without leaving Galveston Island! From the newly renovated Aquarium & Rainforest Pyramids to the five-tier Sky Trail Ropes Course & zip line, kids of all ages will love this gem. Don’t miss a dinner tour on the replica 1800’s Colonel Paddlewheel boat.
Free, Family-Friendly Fun
Our coastal escape is full of FREE events throughout the year! From the monthly ArtWalk tours & Movie Nite on the Strand to free open air concerts and weekly fireworks during the summer, there’s something for everyone!