Plan your next vacation to Galveston – the largest and wealthiest town in the state in the 19th century – and one where the history and culture still thrive. Galveston is a comfortable and active tourist destination year round and offers a wide variety of things to do and see.
The closest airport to Galveston is 30 minutes away in Hobby, and their shuttle from Hobby airport to Galveston, can efficiently get you there and back. Within the city public transit buses is available.There are many great hotels and lodgings convenient to Galveston attractions.
Relax and Play
Stewart Beach is a 10-mile stretch of turquoise lines by clean sand where you can enjoy some fun in the sun. Keep a bit of ocean atmosphere by visiting Moody Gardens, featuring three glass pyramids. The largest of the three houses an aquarium. The Galveston Waterfront offers dining and entertainment with a view of dolphins and passing ships.
History and Culture
A visit to the East End Historical District offers over 50 blocks in which to visit historical buildings with the charm of old stained glass, wrought iron and ornate carvings. The Texas Seaport Museum offers a view of the Elissa, a historic tall ship that still puts out to sea on a regular basis. Or stop by Seawolf Park and see a WWII Era US Navy submarine.
Taste the Local Fare
La King’s Confectionery is a free stop where you can watch a master candy maker at work and get a taste of genuine southern pecan pralines or salt-water taffy. Then, visit a local restaurant and enjoy a taste of classic seafood dishes. If steak is more to your liking, don’t miss Number 13, where the view and the steak compete for top billing.
With so many things to do, you can enjoy a day or a week and not run out of things to do. Experience the local history and flavors for a memorable vacation you will want to repeat.