Friday, August 31, 2018

Visiting Texas: Things To Do on Galveston Island

If you’re in need of a little fun in the sun, I recommend taking a trip to Galveston Island. This is one of Texas’s most popular beach towns and although the water can be iffy at times, it’s worth the trip. There’s a ton of things to do on the island, I discover something new every time I visit. Galveston Island is full of history, breathtaking historic sites, unique culture and amazing food. Below are a few cool things to do and places to eat in Galveston...

Galveston Island Ferry -Riding the ferry is one of my fondest childhood memories, I try to go every time I’m in town. The SS Selma, a WWI era wrecked concrete ship can be seen from the ferry.

Great Storm of 1900 Memorial -This memorial dedicated to the many people who died in one of the deadliest natural disaster in US history is located on Seawall Boulevard.

Gypsy Joynt -The name alone won me over but the food is actually really good. Pizza, wings, burgers, stuffed cookies and an array of other foods and desserts.

Juneteenth Historical Marker -Located at 22nd and Strand, near the site where General Granger and his men first read General Order No. 3, the Emancipation Proclamation.

Mardi Gras -The Galveston Island Mardi Gras Celebration is one of the best annual events in Galveston. Mardi Gras is celebrated every February in several different countries.

Mermaid Holding Clam Shell Tree Sculpture -One of many post-Hurricane Ike tree sculptures. This sculpture is located at 1428 Church Street.

Moody Gardens -Several different attractions at one location. The winter Festival of Lights at Moody Gardens are a wonderful sight to see.

Schlitterbah -This is one of our favorite water parks in Texas. Tons of fun water activities in one place.

Seawall -Park and go for a walk or pull out the beach chairs and head down to chill by the water, either way it’s ton of relaxing fun.

Sunflower Bakery - This cafe style eatery will definitely surprise you. The best part is the bakery; have you ever had chocolate covered pecan pie? Amazing!

Texas Seaport Museum -Home of Tall Ship Elissa, and the Historic Harbor Tour and Dolphin Watch.

The Kettle House -Oil tanker turned cute little rental.

The Original Mexican Cafe -So far this is the best tex-mex I’ve had on the island so far.

The Spot -The seafood is delicious here but the best part is the atmosphere. This is a super popular tourist spot that I actually enjoy.

Witchery -Cool little metaphysical shop.

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