Galveston, Texas has a variety of fun activities for the whole family. Attractions include a vibrant art scene, waterparks, gardens, restaurants and more. These are just five of the many fun things you can do in Galveston.
1. Moody Gardens
Hop on the shuttle bus Galveston Island TX and visit Moody Gardens. The gardens feature an aquarium where you can see aquatic animals such as penguins and sharks. Their rainforest adventure offers free-roaming monkeys, macaws and other endangered animals and plants. You can learn about science in the Discovery Museum or see a movie at the 3D and 4D theater. Other attractions at the gardens include a paddlewheel boat cruise, lazy river, wave pool and Palm Beach. During the holidays, you can enjoy the Festival of Lights.
2. Pleasure Pier
Galveston Island’s Historic Pleasure Pier offers rides, games, retail shops and a variety of food options. You can take in a thrilling immersive movie at their 5D theater. Many of their exciting rides are built over the water. Food options include Texas’ first Bubba Gump shrimp location, pizza, burgers, beer and ice cream. Shopping choices include the Pelican’s Bag gift shop and Lolli & Pop’s candy, featuring a Coke freestyle machine with over 120 flavor options.
3. Schlitterbahn Waterpark
At the Schlitterbahn Waterpark, thrillseekers can test out the high-speed attractions, Rohr!, Cliffhanger and Screaming Serpents. The Surfenburg section of the park features raft rides, water coasters, picnic pavilions and the Tiki Tikes Kids Area. In the Blastenhoff section, you can ride MASSIV Monster Blaster, the world’s tallest water coaster or get a drink at the swim-up bar in the Shipwreck Harbor wave pool.
4. Galveston Railroad Museum
The Galveston Railroad Museum hosts one of the largest restored railroad collections in the southwest. Their exhibits feature more than 40 pieces of locomotive history and a 4-acre railyard. On Saturdays, you can take a caboose ride on their 1-mile of railroad track.
5. Pirates! Legends of the Gulf Coast
The Gulf Coast used to be a popular port for pirates, including Jean Lafitte, who once made his home in Galveston. This attraction features learning opportunities, a gift shop, pirate reenactors, and a party room. If you have pirate obsessed kids, they will love Pirate Camp.
Galveston, TX is full of fun things for the whole family. You will be able to return for years to come and still not see everything.