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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.

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Galveston - Port Bolivar Ferry
Galveston - Port Bolivar Ferry
Attraction type: Ferries
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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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Tree Sculptures
Tree Sculptures
Attraction type: Points of Interest & Landmarks
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The Strand
The Strand
A lively strip in the heart of historic Galveston feautures pubs, delis and specialty shops.
Attraction type: Historic Walking Areas
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1877 Tall Ship ELISSA
1877 Tall Ship ELISSA
Attraction type: Ships
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All places to eat » Places to eat

La King's Confectionery
La King's Confectionery
Ranked #1 of 305 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 #2 of 305 Restaurants in Galveston
Price: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
The Steakhouse
The Steakhouse
Ranked #3 of 305 Restaurants in Galveston
Price: $31 - $40
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Sunflower Bakery and Cafe
Sunflower Bakery and Cafe
Ranked #4 of 305 Restaurants in Galveston
Cuisines: American, Cafe
Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Mosquito Cafe
Mosquito Cafe
Ranked #5 of 305 Restaurants in Galveston
Price:
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Gluten Free
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Harbor House
3.0 of 5
Harbor House
$122 - $307
Ranked #4 of 51 Hotels in Galveston
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Hilton Galveston Island Resort
3.5 of 5
Hilton Galveston Island Resort
$127 - $381
Ranked #8 of 51 Hotels in Galveston
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Holiday Inn Resort Galveston-On The Beach
3.5 of 5
Holiday Inn Resort Galveston-On The Beach
$133 - $314
Ranked #10 of 51 Hotels in Galveston
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

The Galvestonian
3.0 of 5
The Galvestonian
$237 - $443
Ranked #1 of 51 Hotels in Galveston
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The Tremont House A Wyndham Grand Hotel
4.0 of 5
The Tremont House A Wyndham Grand Hotel
$138 - $309
Ranked #2 of 51 Hotels in Galveston
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Moody Gardens Hotel Spa & Convention Center
4.0 of 5
Moody Gardens Hotel Spa & Convention Center
$202 - $342
Ranked #3 of 51 Hotels in Galveston
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

The San Luis Resort
4.0 of 5
The San Luis Resort
$208 - $430
Ranked #6 of 51 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
$146 - $375
Ranked #7 of 51 Hotels in Galveston
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The San Luis Resort
4.0 of 5
The San Luis Resort
$208 - $430
Ranked #6 of 51 Hotels in Galveston
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