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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

Cool Tours LLC
Cool Tours LLC
Owner description: Enjoy Galveston's only air-conditioned sight-seeing tours! You have two great tour choices: the one-hour top-rated East End Historic Tour or the 2.5 hour Land & Sea Tour which... more Owner description: Enjoy Galveston's only air-conditioned sight-seeing tours! You have two great tour choices: the one-hour top-rated East End Historic Tour or the 2.5 hour Land & Sea Tour which combines the land-based East End Historic Tour with a 45-minute on-the-water dolphin-watching tour! Cool Tours also offers shuttle services to the Houston airport and Galveston locations, as well as charter services for conventions, weddings, reunions, and other group gatherings. less
Attraction type: Sightseeing Tours; Taxis & Shuttles
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Galveston - Port Bolivar Ferry
Galveston - Port Bolivar Ferry
Attraction type: Ferries
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Grand 1894 Opera House
Grand 1894 Opera House
Owner description: The Grand 1894 Opera House is a performing arts theatre presenting a year-round performance schedule. Performances include stars of stage and screen, music, dance, comedy, drama... more Owner description: The Grand 1894 Opera House is a performing arts theatre presenting a year-round performance schedule. Performances include stars of stage and screen, music, dance, comedy, drama and more. The Grand is also available to rent for private events. The Grand 1894 Opera House is the official Opera House of the State of Texas as designated by the 73rd legislature. As an historic site, The Grand is also open Monday-Saturday from 9am-5pm for self-guided or guided tours. A fee is required for tours and guided tours require advance reservation. Group and senior rates may be available for some performances. To view The Grand's performance schedule, please visit The Grand online. less
Attraction type: Concerts; Historic Sites; Operas; Theater & Performances
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Bishop's Palace
Bishop's Palace
Owner description: The Bishop's Palace (a.k.a. Gresham House) is a contributing building in the East End Historic District, a National Historic Landmark. The house is listed in the National Register... more Owner description: The Bishop's Palace (a.k.a. Gresham House) is a contributing building in the East End Historic District, a National Historic Landmark. The house is listed in the National Register of Historic Places at the national level of significance in the area of architecture. Architectural historians list the Bishop's Palace (Gresham House) as one of the most significant of Victorian residences in the country. less
Attraction type: Historic Sites
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Galveston Express
Galveston Express
Attraction type: Taxis & Shuttles
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All places to eat » Places to eat

The Pelican Club
The Pelican Club
Ranked #1 of 278 Restaurants in Galveston
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
La King's Confectionery
La King's Confectionery
Ranked #2 of 278 Restaurants in Galveston
Price:
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar
Rudy & Paco Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #3 of 278 Restaurants in Galveston
Price: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Latin, Spanish
Good for: Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Hey Mikey's Ice Cream
Hey Mikey's Ice Cream
Ranked #4 of 278 Restaurants in Galveston
Price: $2 - $10
Dining options: Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
The Steakhouse
The Steakhouse
Ranked #5 of 278 Restaurants in Galveston
Price: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Good for: Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

The Tremont House, A Wyndham Grand Hotel
4.0 of 5
The Tremont House, A Wyndham Grand Hotel
$108 - $336
Ranked #2 of 49 Hotels in Galveston
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Harbor House
3.0 of 5
Harbor House
$103 - $308
Ranked #3 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
$111 - $294
Ranked #5 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 14 Galveston B&B and Inns
Coastal Dreams Bed & Breakfast
Coastal Dreams Bed & Breakfast
$148 - $190
Ranked #2 of 14 Galveston B&B and Inns
The Galvestonian
3.0 of 5
The Galvestonian
$218 - $399
Ranked #1 of 49 Hotels in Galveston
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Moody Gardens Hotel Spa & Convention Center
4.0 of 5
Moody Gardens Hotel Spa & Convention Center
$181 - $352
Ranked #4 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
$151 - $363
Ranked #7 of 49 Hotels in Galveston
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The San Luis Resort
4.0 of 5
The San Luis Resort
$177 - $482
Ranked #10 of 49 Hotels in Galveston
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