Spending “Island Time” in Galveston is a great idea for so many reasons. Don’t just settle for bathing on Galveston’s sandy beaches and try paddle boarding and kayaking. You will definitely see pods of dolphins swimming and playing in the warm waters of Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. If you are a thrill seeker, visit Schlitterbahn and conquer the tallest water coaster in the world, Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark’s MASSIV which is 81 feet above the ground. If you are interested in architecture and like to go for a walk then try to stop by the most prominent grand mansion on the island which is the 1892 Bishop’s Palace. There are so many historic buildings to admire in Galveston, don’t miss the opportunity to explore them.
Your trip to Galveston Island will never be complete without visiting the 70-block historic downtown – a veritable treasure chest of culture, museums, antique shops, art galleries, theaters, chic bars and restaurants.
There is a multitude of museums that showcase the island’s historic past, be sure to pay a visit and learn Galveston’s storied past. While venturing downtown, make sure to stop for a bite or refreshments at Zaza Bar & Bites, O’Malley’s Irish Pub, Sky Bar, Rudy & Paco or in Mod Coffee.