Top Ten Fun Things To Do In and Around Galveston

Here is a list of Texas Outside's Top Ten Fun Things To See & Do in Galvestion. If you're headed to Galveston for a vacation or weekend then try some of these Galveston attractions and things to do. You'll also find them and more on our interactive Galveston Map.

  • Go Camping - one of our favorites is Galveston Island State Park which was destoyed by the hurricane but is being renovated in 2011 - read the review of Galvestion Island State Park to learn more
  • Enjoy the Sand & Surf - hit the beach for swimming, fishing, biking, flying kites, paddle ball, bocce ball, or just chilling out


Galveston Island State Park CampsiteGalveston Island Municipal Golf CourseBeach at Galveston Island State Park

    • Biking the seawallPedal a Bike -bike on the beach or along the seawall which is a long paved trail along the seawall or there are some unique and interesting housing developments to ride through near the State Park as well as 4 miles of multi-use trails across from the State Park for hiking and mountain biking around the bayou - our favorite is to bike along the seawall with frequent stops at some of the bars and restaurants facing the ocean
    • Visit the Strand - you can't leave Galveston without checking out The Strand for quaint shops, restaurants, and nightlife
    • Go Boating, Kayaking, Fishing, or Parasailing - Launch your ownkayak or rent one and explore the bay and bayous across the street from the State Park; charter a fishing boat; or renta kayak, jet ski, pontoon boat, or ski boat or go parasailing.
    • Parasailing with Caribbean Breeze in GalvestonTour the Historical District - ride bikes through the Historical District and see the beautiful restored homes dating from the 1800's
    • Explore the Houston Bay Area - about 20 minutes from Galveston is the Houston Bay Area which has lots to see and do - check out Kemah for rides, waterfront dining, and entertainment - read the Exploring Southeast Texas Thank God For Weekends to find out what to see and do in Kemah


    Lone Star Flight MuseumSchlitterbahn WaterparkKayaking the bayou

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