A guide for Galveston, Texas along the Gulf of Mexico
Right on the shore of the Gulf of Mexico, Galveston Island, Texas offers
sunbathing on the beach, swimming in the surf, fishing, fishinguides, boat tours, and
fishing tours. Galveston also offers shopping, sight seeing, tourist attractions, seafood
restaurants, historic buildings, surfing and more.
Galveston is one of the most popular
tourist places to visit in Texas. Galveston is on an island that is 32 miles long on the
upper coast of Texas on the Gulf of Mexico. If you are looking for the perfect place
to spend a weekend, a vacation or longer, Galveston Island has a lot to offer in the way
of beach activity.
An ideal resort location, Galveston
offers miles and miles of beaches, great lodging, wonderful seafood restaurants, shopping,
and a semi-tropical climate. Located only 50 miles southeast of Houston, Galveston
is an easy getaway for a day or a weekend.
|Go to the Beach
You will find miles and miles of wide, spacious beaches ideal for surfing, swimming, and wading.
Rental umbrellas and chairs are available.
||Enjoy the Sea Breezes
Sunbathing, feeding the birds, wading in the
surf, relaxing under the shade of an umbrella are great ways to spend the day.
The breeze off of the gulf feels great as you are
getting your tan.
Shoppers will love the gift and souvenir
shops, clothing stores, and more.
||Tour the Area on a Bike
Bicycles are available for rent for those who want to leisurely tour
the area. The four wheel bikes seem to be very popular. Some of them seat up
to four people.
Nature lovers will find plenty to observe with the seagulls,
pelicans, cranes and other sea birds.
The seagulls are always ready for
that next handout they can beg from the visitors to the beach.
||Want some great seafood?
You will find plenty of nice restaurants in Galveston. Some have waterfront
locations which offer great views of soaring birds and of the surfers and swimmers in the
Driving or walking around Galveston you will see many
historic homes. You will also find several museums and other
attractions. The East End Historic District has been
designated a historic district and has several restored historic homes. Bring your
camera. You will have plenty of photo opportunities.
Want to spend a
few days or longer in Galveston?
Thinking of taking a cruise....spend a
few days in Galveston before or after the cruise in one of these vacation homes below.
You'll enjoy Galveston as much as you do the cruise.
Things to do in Galveston:
- Miles of beach offer perfect swimming and
- Take a boating tour or cruise
- Nature watching and photography
- Fishing from the piers, the beach or a
fishing charter boat
- Shopping at the local tourist stores
- Dining at the seafood restaurants
- Touring the area on a rented bike
- Strolling along the beach and out on the
- Visit historic homes and museums
- Take a carriage ride through Galveston
FeatherFest in April each year
Tourist Attractions in the
Cruises and Boat Tours
Galveston Party Boats
Offering Carnival and Royal Caribbean Cruises from Galveston Island
Scholes International Airport
21st and Seawall
Pier 22 at Harborside Dr.
End of Ferry Road on Hwy. 87
Galveston Yacht Basin Slip D-11
409-789-6089 or 409-765-6990
Fishing, Fishing Tours,
and Fishing Guides:
Street Fishing Pier
Easy Going Charters
Galveston Bay Fishing
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