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A view of Pleasure Pier near Galveston Seaside Resort.A view of Pleasure Pier near Galveston Seaside Resort.
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Local Things to Do

Local Attractions

family of 4 walking along the Beach Seawall near Galveston Beach, TX

Galveston Beach & Seawall

Sink your toes in the sand. Take a stroll. Visit the shops and restaurants on the Seawall and more.

View of Moody Gardens with a pyramid in the background

Moody Gardens®

Discover the Aquarium Pyramid along with a ropes course, beach hangout, 4D theater and more.

image of ballerina dancing at the Opera House near Galveston Beach, TX.

The Grand 1894 Opera House

Known as the Official Opera House of Texas, this historic theater continues to host many live events.


Image of Tall Ship Elissa near Galveston Beach, Texas.

1877 Tall Ship Elissa

Board a historic vessel turned floating museum and learn about Galveston’s maritime history.

Image of USS Seawolf sargo-class submarine at Seawolf park near Galveston Beach, TX

Seawolf Park

Catch some fish and take in a sunset on the pier. Travel back in time and take a trip under the sea.

Aerial view of the Drill Museum near Galveston Beach, TX

Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig Museum

Explore three floors of oil and gas industry exhibits and videos on a retired jack-up drilling rig.

Image of two trains at the Railroad Museum near Galveston Beach, TX.

Galveston Railroad Museum

Discover displays, rotating exhibits, and over 40 locomotives, freight cars, and other rolling stock.

Outdoor and entrance view of Bishop's Palace near Galveston Beach, TX.

1892 Bishop's Palace

Step foot into Galveston’s grandest building with ornate stone, bronze dragons, sculptures, and more.

Aquatic Adventures

Beautiful sunset view from the cruise at Sunset Cruise Line near Galveston Beach, TX.

Sunset Cruises

Pack a snack and beer or wine and relax on this adults-only, two-hour sunset cruise off Pier 21.

Schlitterbahn Galveston near Galveston Seaside Resort.

Schlitterbahn® Galveston Waterpark

Twist and turn through tubes. Race down lightning fast slides. Catch some waves. Have some thrills.

Dolphins sighting tours near Galveston Beach, TX.

Dolphin Sighting Tours

Enjoy a relaxing one-hour tour on Galveston’s Harbor seeing birds, dolphins, and other marine life.

Red jet boat cruising near Galveston Beach, Texas

Suntime Jet Boat Thrill Rides

Laugh, scream, and get sprayed on this thrilling boat ride taking off from the Pier 21 marina.