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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 holiday delight. 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 investigate the Texas Seaport Museum. Families will enjoy the many child-friendly attractions, including Moody Gardens, with its replica of a tropical rainforest. It's easy to get caught up in all the activities, but don't forget to spend some time relaxing 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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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. While ticket sales halt at 4:00 PM, visitors can remain until the site closes at 5:00. Welcome Aboard! less
Attraction type: Speciality Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

La King's Confectionery
La King's Confectionery
Ranked #1 of 308 Restaurants in Galveston
Price:
Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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 308 Restaurants in Galveston
Price: USD 21 - USD 30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Mario's Seawall Italian Restaurant
Mario's Seawall Italian Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 308 Restaurants in Galveston
Price:
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Sunflower Bakery and Cafe
Sunflower Bakery and Cafe
Ranked #4 of 308 Restaurants in Galveston
Cuisines: American, Cafe
Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Cajun Greek
Cajun Greek
Ranked #5 of 308 Restaurants in Galveston
Price: USD 10 - USD 15
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Greek
Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

The Tremont House A Wyndham Grand Hotel
4.0 of 5
The Tremont House A Wyndham Grand Hotel
USD 130 - USD 441
Ranked #2 of 52 Hotels in Galveston
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Harbor House
3.0 of 5
Harbor House
USD 101 - USD 306
Ranked #4 of 52 Hotels in Galveston
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Hilton Galveston Island Resort
3.5 of 5
Hilton Galveston Island Resort
USD 115 - USD 420
Ranked #8 of 52 Hotels in Galveston
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

The Galvestonian
3.0 of 5
The Galvestonian
USD 224 - USD 411
Ranked #1 of 52 Hotels in Galveston
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Moody Gardens Hotel Spa & Convention Center
4.0 of 5
Moody Gardens Hotel Spa & Convention Center
USD 191 - USD 343
Ranked #3 of 52 Hotels in Galveston
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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Galveston Beach
3.0 of 5
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Galveston Beach
USD 133 - USD 330
Ranked #5 of 52 Hotels in Galveston
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All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

The San Luis Resort
4.0 of 5
The San Luis Resort
USD 162 - USD 471
Ranked #6 of 52 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
USD 148 - USD 345
Ranked #7 of 52 Hotels in Galveston
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The San Luis Resort
4.0 of 5
The San Luis Resort
USD 162 - USD 471
Ranked #6 of 52 Hotels in Galveston
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