On the 32-mile long island that is steeped in history, being older than 5000 years, you can bet there are more than 8 things to see and do. In fact, there are so many things to do. However, these seven fun activities in Galveston Texas are a good place to start for you and your family on vacation. Keep reading:
Visit the Galveston State Park
This is the first place that you should take your kids. There is so much to see and do. Natural landscapes and beaches are in plenty and so are the dunes, estuaries, creeks and ponds. You can go for mountain biking (rent a bike) and take a hike. You may also enjoy some of the best water sports in the water such as kayaking, snorkeling and fishing. Bring your binoculars along because the Galveston State Park has quite a good variety of birdlife. Check out some amazing photos of Galveston State Park here.
Visit the Historic Pier
There is quite a lot to see and do on the Historic Pier in Galveston. One of the things that you do not want to miss is the Seawall stroll from where you can catch some of the most prolific display of neon lights and signage. Every time, there are carnival-fun things happening all the time. You may also enjoy a photo with a huge neon sign in the background.
Enjoy Some Relaxing Time On East Beach
East beach has to be one of the most beautiful and best beaches in Texas. If you want to enjoy some
family-friendly, relaxing time, visit the East beach and have fun. There are some other popular beaches such as Stewart Beach, Galveston Island State Park beach, and so on.
Moody Gardens Glass Pyramids
If you cannot get to Egypt to see the Pharaohs’ resting places, don’t worry. Galveston has anticipated the need to see the pyramids and has gone out of its way to bring you glass pyramids. You will also catch some exotic wildlife from Africa, Asia and other places. Moody Gardens is a perfect place for your kids.
Board the Elissa
Elissa is a nice name for an 1877 ship with high sails, a remnant from history. Now, if ships could speak, this one would have quite a tale to tell. Since its launching in 1877 in Aberdeen in Scotland, this ship traversed the waters of Norway, Finland, Greece and Sweden to name but just a few of them. She ended up in Galveston and she is still operational. Would you believe that! You better!
Board the Elissa
Well, it is not religious, but Bishop’s Palace is a relic of architecture. Everyone seems to love it here and so will you. The exterior and the interior of this building are quite eye-catchy to say the least. The carved wood, sandstone and limestone features are unforgettable. You should love this place even if you are not an architectural nerd. Your visit cannot be complete without taking a guided tour so that you can learn why this architectural marvel is so important to the city of Galveston.
The Lone Star Flight Museum
The Lone Star Museum is where flying enthusiasts land when they want to learn some flight history. You will see awesome restored planes from ages ago. It should be pretty exciting for your kids too.
Ride the Bolivar Ferry
Your visit to Galveston cannot be complete if you leave without riding the Bolivar Ferry, well, even if you rode the centuries old Elissa. The ferry is free, and you can go all the way from Galveston Island to Bolivar and back. Keep your eyes peeled for seagulls and dolphins.