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Title: The Galveston Flyer: 15 Best Things to Do in Galveston, Texas


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15 Best Things to Do in Galveston, Texas
Galveston Island is one of the most popular
vacation destinations in Texas. This lovely
barrier island on the Golf Coast has it all
miles of wonderful white sandy beaches, a port
for cruise ships, a beautifully restored historic
old town and a distinct Southern charm.
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1. Seawall Urban Park
With ten miles of the nations longest continuous
sidewalk, plenty of beach side entertainment, and
a plethora of restaurants, resorts, and beach
side attractions, the Seawall Urban Park is one
of top Galveston attractions and guaranteed fun
for the entire family. Whether visitors like to
splash in the water, sunbathe, go for a walk or
jog, or people watch, a sunny beachside is the
best place to do it.
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2. Galveston - Port Bolivar Ferry
Until 1929, the only link between Galveston
Island and the mainland was the skiff, The
Tarpon, and later, two barges. The ferry, when it
started taking people back and forth in 1929 was
toll-free, but it was so popular that a fee had
to be imposed. Today, free again, the
Galveston-Port Bolivar ferry takes more than
eight million travelers between Galveston Island
and the Bolivar Peninsula every year.
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3. 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA
ELISSA, a three-mast sailing vessel, is one of
the worlds oldest sailing hulls still in
operation and one of the best things to do in
Galveston, Texas. ELISSA has a rich history as a
merchant vessel, and it was launched in 1877 from
Aberdeen, Scotland shes also sailed under
Norwegian, Finnish, Greek, and Swedish flags.
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4. Bishop's Palace, Galveston, Texas
You cannot miss it Bishop's Palace, also known
Gresham's Castle, is a riot of colored stone,
rare woods, exquisitely carved decorations,
bronze dragons, and stained glass and that is
only on the outside. On the inside, it is 19,082
square feet of Victorian opulence, with immense
fireplaces, luxury furniture, sculptures of all
kinds, and beautiful textiles.
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5. Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark
Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark is 26
acres of fun. With dozens of spectacular
adventures, it provides year-round entertainment
to kids of all ages and those who are kids at
heart. It has over 30 innovative, high adrenaline
attractions, including the award-winning
three-river system named Transportainment. While
a great number of adventures are seasonal.
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6. The Strand Historic District
The Strand Historic District, or the Strand, is
located in downtown Galveston, Texas and is
registered as a National Historic Landmark
District. It consists of a number of beautiful
Victorian buildings that today house boutiques,
restaurants, galleries, and antique stores. Start
your self-guided tour at the Galveston Railroad
Museumon the corner of 25th and Strand.
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7. Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig Museum
If you have always been curious about the life on
one of the drilling rigs, come and visit
the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig Museum, an
actual tried, tested, and retired jack-up
drilling rig. Located about an hour from
downtown Houston, the world's oil capital, the
museum is operated by the Offshore Energy Center
and is located on Galveston's Pier 19 just a
block off The Strand.
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8. East End Historic District
The East End Historic District has been
designated a National Historic Landmark and
covers 50 city blocks. The district, placed on
the National Register of Historic Places, will
take visitors back in time horse-drawn
carriages, the architectural details of the homes
and buildings, ornate carvings found throughout,
and a brightly-colored stained glass window all
give visitors a peek into what it was like in
Galvestons Gilded Age.
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9. Galveston's 61st Street Fishing Pier
A chilled beer, fresh bait, and a fishing pole is
all you need to have a good time at the Galveston
61st Street Fishing Pier the best part is that
visitors dont need to take any of that stuff
with them, as its all available at the pier.
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10. Moody Mansion Museum
The former home of W.L. Moody Jr., one of Time
Magazines Top 10 Wealthiest Americans in 1950,
the Moody Mansion Museum is filled with antiques,
furnishings, and personal effects from the Moody
family. Visitors are invited to tour the 28,000
square-foot, four-story structure that was the
home to the Moody family for over 80 years.
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11. Stewart Beach
Stewart Beach is Galvestons premier family beach
park, and its visitors are in for a treat as the
beach provides a perfect getaway on a nice day.
It is home to numerous concession stands filled
with beach favorites such as hotdogs, burgers,
and funnel cake and has many restaurants nearby.
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12. NOAA Fisheries Service Galveston Laboratory
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration, or NOAA, manages fishery species
and characterizes their habitats. Visitors go
there mainly for the amazing work taking place to
conserve endangered sea turtles and other marine
species. A popular sea turtle tour is given
weekly visitors need to book this in advance.
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13. Galveston Island State Park
The Galveston Island State Park is over 2,000
acres of beaches, ponds, estuaries, wetlands, and
dunes. Visitors can bring a picnic, swim and
splash at the beach, hike, mountain bike, or just
relax and enjoy the surrounding nature. The park
is a great place to bird watch or go fishing a
canoe and kayak launch and a fish cleaning
station are available on premises.
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14. Hotel Galvez Spa, Galveston, Texas
Located in the 100-year-old majestic Hotel
Galvez right on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico,
the Hotel Galvez Spa is a 10,000 square foot
oasis of tranquility. Opulent and luxurious, the
spa is designed to pamper both your body and your
mind. This soothing space and the highly
qualified staff will improve your circulation,
relive muscle soreness and reduce stress through
a series of customized services.
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15. Galveston Island Railroad Museum Terminal
The Galveston Island Railroad Museum and Terminal
has been a part of the Galveston community for
over 30 years and was created to depict the
history of rail transportation. By accumulating
the largest collection of rail artifacts,
memorabilia, and railroad rolling stock, the
museum was able to accomplish just that.
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Contact Us
Address 3512 Hwy 6 24 Hitchcock,
TX 77563 USA Email thegalvestonflyer_at_gmail.
com Phone No 409-939-9521 Websit
https//www.galvestonflyer.com/
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