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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Galveston is well-known as a fantastic place for a beach vacation but most people don’t realize it’s also a popular destination for ghost hunters, too! Add a dose of spooky to your time in Galveston by embracing this lesser-known side of our beloved island.
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With its sun-soaked Gulf beaches, charming historic streets, and scenic coastal and bay views, Galveston is the perfect destination to explore on two wheels. Galveston bike rentals make it easy for visitors to pedal their way around to the island’s attractions while enjoying the refreshing ocean breeze.
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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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Thanks to its access to both Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, Galveston Island is a great spot to spend the day on a boat tour.
Whether it’s speedy jet boat rides, peaceful kayak outings, sightseeing tours, dolphin-watching excursions, or deep-sea fishing, Galveston boat tours are available for every speed of traveler.
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Galveston comes together each year to celebrate Juneteenth as only our unique island community can. Parades, lectures, guided tours, galas, and ceremonies occur throughout the month to mark this important cultural holiday that started right here on the island.
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With easy access to the Gulf of Mexico and Galveston Bay, Galveston Island is the perfect place to book a dolphin-watching excursion.
The popular Texas vacation destination is known for its sandy beaches, the Strand Historic District, and the Historic Pleasure Pier boardwalk. However, it’s also a prime locale for wildlife watching, especially when it comes to bottlenose dolphins, the only type of cetacean native to Texas bays!
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Have you ever dreamed of sailing away on an old-fashioned tall ship? Or perhaps enjoying the sunset aboard the deck of a historic vessel? Then, the Tall Ships Galveston festival is the maritime event you don’t want to miss!
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Luxurious spas, sun-soaked beaches, surf-and-turf dining, and a historic downtown district — Galveston has all the ingredients for a romantic getaway for two. The island off the coast of Texas boasts some 30 miles of waterfront on the Gulf of Mexico, but it’s all the extras that really set it apart.
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