Sunday, March 21, 2021

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...

Entertainment/Historical Sites

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.

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.

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.

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


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. I really enjoyed the Sleazy Mac & Cheese.

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!

The Original Mexican Cafe -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.


The Kettle House -Oil tanker turned cute little rental not far from Jamaica Beach, Texas.


Galveston Island Farmers Market -Shop locally every Sunday morning.

Toms Thumbs Nursery -Best plant shop on the island.

Witchery -Cool little metaphysical shop.

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