Exterior of the Tremont House with a car in front of the entrance

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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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01 Mar

Three Fabulous Places for Family Fun in Galveston

Pier 21  

Located in the historic harbor area, this is home to three museums, including the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA and the Texas Seaport Museum. You can also ride alongside the dolphins on a Baywatch Tour, or zoom through the harbor on a high-speed boat ride.

Moody Gardens  

Penguins, sharks, and more await you at the Aquarium Pyramid, along with Saki Monkeys, Giant Amazon River Otters, and tropical birds at the Rainforest Pyramid. Thrill to an amazing film experience at the 4D Special FX Theater, or test your mettle on the Ropes Courses and the Zip Line.

Schlitterbahn Waterpark Galveston

This exhilarating collection of water rides includes four slides, raft rides, and a kid’s area, along with excellent picnic pavilions and a swim-up bar.

Where to Stay:

Enhance your visit to Pier 21 with an outstanding view of the harbor when you stay at the Harbor House Hotel & Marina at Pier 21. Or, check out the scenic beachfront location of the Hotel Galvez & Spa. For exquisite downtown accommodations, make your reservations for The Tremont House.