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Galveston
More than 30 miles of beaches plus a wealth of cultural and historic institutions make this island a Gulf of Mexico vacation hot spot. If you go, don't forget your walking shoes: With 14 museums and 20 art galleries, plus several historic homes and mansions, there's a lot of ground to cover. Armchair pilots will love the Lone Star Flight Museum and those with more of a nautical interest can check out the Texas Seaport Museum. Families will enjoy the many child-friendly attractions, including Moody Gardens, with its replica of a tropical rain forest. It's easy to get caught up in all the activities, but don't forget to spend some downtime in the sun and on the beach.

All things to do » Things to do

Galveston - Port Bolivar Ferry
Galveston - Port Bolivar Ferry
Attraction type: Ferries
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Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum
Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum
Owner description: The Ocean Star is a retired jackup drilling rig that offers a fun, hands on way to learn about the offshore oil and gas industry in a comfortable and accessible facility. The... more Owner description: The Ocean Star is a retired jackup drilling rig that offers a fun, hands on way to learn about the offshore oil and gas industry in a comfortable and accessible facility. The museum features three floors of models, exhibits, equipment and interactive displays illustrating the story of offshore exploration and production. This self guided museum is open seven days a week and offers visitors the unique opportunity to board an actual offshore rig. Welcome Aboard! less
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Bishop's Palace
Bishop's Palace
Owner description: Ranked among the top 100 homes in the U.S. for its architectural significance, this ornate 1893 building was the home to the family of Walter Gresham, a former Confederate colonel... more Owner description: Ranked among the top 100 homes in the U.S. for its architectural significance, this ornate 1893 building was the home to the family of Walter Gresham, a former Confederate colonel and U.S. Congressman. less
Attraction type: Historic Sites
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Tree Sculptures
Tree Sculptures
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Lone Star Flight Museum
Lone Star Flight Museum
Housed in a large aircraft hangar, this world-class aviation museum features restored aircraft and historic photographs.
Attraction type: History Museums; Specialty Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

The Steakhouse
The Steakhouse
Ranked #1 of 265 Restaurants in Galveston
Price: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Good for: Entertaining clients, Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
The Pelican Club
The Pelican Club
Ranked #2 of 265 Restaurants in Galveston
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
La King's Confectionery
La King's Confectionery
Ranked #3 of 265 Restaurants in Galveston
Price:
Cuisines: American, Dessert
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dessert, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar
Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #4 of 265 Restaurants in Galveston
Price: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Latin
Good for: Entertaining clients, Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Rita's Italian Ice
Rita's Italian Ice
Ranked #5 of 265 Restaurants in Galveston
Cuisines: Dessert, Ice Cream

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Harbor House
3.0 of 5
Harbor House
$101 - $308
Ranked #4 of 49 Hotels in Galveston
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Holiday Inn Club Vacations Galveston Beach Resort
3.0 of 5
Holiday Inn Club Vacations Galveston Beach Resort
$123 - $310
Ranked #5 of 49 Hotels in Galveston
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Candlewood Suites Galveston
2.0 of 5
Candlewood Suites Galveston
$79 - $228
Ranked #6 of 49 Hotels in Galveston
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

The Lasker Inn
The Lasker Inn
$139 - $269
Ranked #1 of 13 Galveston B&B and Inns
Coastal Dreams Bed & Breakfast
Coastal Dreams Bed & Breakfast
$159 - $182
Ranked #2 of 13 Galveston B&B and Inns
The Galvestonian
3.0 of 5
The Galvestonian
$235 - $391
Ranked #1 of 49 Hotels in Galveston
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

The Tremont House, A Wyndham Grand Hotel
4.0 of 5
The Tremont House, A Wyndham Grand Hotel
$138 - $349
Ranked #2 of 49 Hotels in Galveston
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Moody Gardens Hotel Spa & Convention Center
4.0 of 5
Moody Gardens Hotel Spa & Convention Center
$203 - $381
Ranked #3 of 49 Hotels in Galveston
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Hotel Galvez & Spa, A Wyndham Grand Hotel
4.0 of 5
Hotel Galvez & Spa, A Wyndham Grand Hotel
$162 - $411
Ranked #7 of 49 Hotels in Galveston
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