San Luis Pass separates the far western end of Galveston Island from the mainland. Only about one mile across, this strait is known for rough tidal currents and fabulous fishing. The relatively narrow width accelerates the effects of tidal currents. Over time, these currents have created several pockets of very deep water where you'll find some prime Gulf specimens. If you're planning on fishing, be sure to stay onshore and be aware of loose sand when it comes to parking. The sand flats here are also a prime spot for Galveston birding - catch sight of pelicans, Bonaparte's Gulls, migrating plovers, skimmers and more!
Historic Downtown Galveston offers a wide variety of shops, art galleries, antique stores, museums, and local Galveston restaurants. From the well-known Strand District to the infamous historic Red Light District, you'll find visitors and locals alike strolling the raised sidewalks along Strand Street. Watch them make candy at LaKing's Confectionery, spend an evening at Saengerfest Park, view the Absolute Equality Mural, and more!
Galveston is home to several fishing piers that extend right out over the Gulf - perfect for an afternoon with the whole family! Pier passes, bait, tackle and more are available for purchase at the Galveston Fishing Pier at 91st Street and Seawall Blvd. Stop by Jimmy's on the Pier for lunch or dinner any day of the week for a true waterfront dining experience!