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Make the most of your stay on Galveston Island with our insiders guide to exploring the area. Our monthly Staff Picks highlight all of the historic places, interactive tours, and family-friendly attractions that make our beachfront city so special. Read more to learn about our favorite places to drink, dine, shop, and explore.

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06 May

A History Buff’s Three-Day Galveston Itinerary

First stop is your hotel, and we recommend the following accommodations: For a historic beachfront stay, check into Hotel Galvez & Spa. Or, surround yourself with downtown’s Strand District when you opt for The Tremont House. Want to be close to both Pier 21 and the downtown area? Make your reservation at the Harbor House Hotel & Marina.

Day 1: Check in and relax before heading over to Pier 21 to check out the Tall Ship ELISSA, a still-seaworthy craft built in 1877, the Texas Seaport Museum, the Pier 21 Theater, the Ocean Star Offshore Energy Center, and much more.

Day 2: Explore Bishop's Palace, the Moody Mansion, and The Bryan Museum. Don’t forget to check out the Galveston Railroad Museum and take a Saturday train ride aboard the “Harborside Express.”

Day 3: Plan on spending the remaining day exclusively at Hotel Galvez & Spa, beginning with their fabulous and famous Sunday brunch. Afterward, immerse yourself in the hotel’s 100-plus-year-old history, its renowned guests, and its ghosts!