little kid coming down a waterslide at a waterpark

Galveston Blog:
Read All About the Island

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.

Pinterest Icon
train wheels
03 Jun

Five Must-Do’s in the Strand District

First, treat yourself to a luxurious stay at The Tremont House. This gorgeous, boutique-style hotel offers a convenient location to all of the downtown area, as well as stunning, panoramic views of Galveston from their Rooftop Bar.

Next, immerse yourself in a whole lot of history combined with spooky ghost stories during the Ghost Tours of Galveston, a unique and exciting way to learn all about The Strand and 19th-century Galveston.

Or, check into the nearby Hotel Galvez & Spa for their Dinner with Ghosts Tour (scheduled monthly), featured on the Travel Channel and the Discovery Channel. And don’t forget their fabulous Sunday brunch!

Next, kids of all ages will appreciate the life-size chess board in Saengerfest Park, and railroad buffs will love the Galveston Railroad Museum with their family-friendly exhibits and interactive train ride.

Lastly, be sure to stop by La King’s Confectionery for fabulous homemade ice cream, and to watch as saltwater taffy is made fresh. For additional accommodations convenient to downtown, along with stunning views of the harbor and Pier 21, book your stay at Harbor House Hotel & Marina.