Located on the Gulf of Mexico, Galveston is an island city in southeast Texas. It is a popular resort, especially for people looking to escape the doldrums of winter for some warm-weather fun. Once you get off the shuttle bus Galveston Island TX, you will find a ton of fun things to do. You may have trouble deciding which to do first. Let this handy guide lead you in the right direction.
- Galveston Island State Park
On the west side of the island, you’ll find Galveston State Park. Those who enjoy the outdoors will find plenty of opportunities for activities, such as fishing, kayaking, and stand-up paddle boarding. Another popular activity at the state park is birdwatching. You can see both resident and migrant birds because of its location along the Central Flyway.
- Texas Seaport Museum
The Texas Seaport Museum offers a history of the Port of Galveston and the story of the 19th-century tall ship Elissa. That’s only half the attraction, however. The Elissa herself is also housed at the museum, restored to her former splendor and still seaworthy.
- Pleasure Pier
The original Pleasure Pier was destroyed nearly 60 years ago by a hurricane. The current Pleasure Pier was built in its place and opened in 2012. Measuring 1,130 feet in length, the Pleasure Pier is a carnival complete with roller coasters and other attractions. During the winter, it is open only on weekends, but remains open daily from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
- Moody Gardens
Moody Gardens is an extensive theme park covering 242 acres. Among its many attractions are a rainforest zoo, an aquarium, and a beach. With so much to do, you could easily spend an entire day at Moody Gardens and get your full money’s worth. There is even a hotel there, so you can stay in Moody Gardens if you like. Bedecked with ice sculptures and twinkling lights, Moody Gardens becomes extra special during the holidays.
Winter weather is more favorable to tourism. However, there are things to do in Galveston all year long.