Galveston Area Guide

Galveston Beaches 

Galveston Island is home to beaches all with unique charm and amenities. Stewart Beach offers amenities that make your beach day a breeze. Stewart Beach’s amenities include restrooms, showers, a concession stand as well as sand volleyball courts, a playground, and umbrellas available for rent.  

 

East Beach is another destination for fun under the sun in the Lone Star State! Sitting on the eastern side of the island, East Beach boasts amenities such as restrooms, beach gear rentals, a concession stand, a playground, and more. East Beach is also home to a boardwalk and entertainment pavilion, making it easy to go from the beach to Galveston’s entertainment! 

An aerial view of a Galveston Beach
Children at a Galveston waterpark

Family-Friendly Galveston Attractions  

 

In addition to sunshine and fun on the sandy beaches, Galveston is home to plenty of family-friendly attractions. From an iconic pier to waterparks, Galveston is a hub for fun on and off the beach! When you need a break from the beach or get hungry for a bite to eat, head up to the Galveston Pleasure Pier! Home to restaurants, shops, arcade games, and amusement rides, the Pleasure Pier is a staple of any Galveston getaway!  

 

Desire even more family fun? Moody Gardens is a hub for adventure with unique attractions including a Rainforest Pyramid, an Aquarium Pyramid, a water park, and Discovery Museum!  

 

For children of all ages with a special interest in aviation, the Lone Star Flight Museum is a can’t miss Galveston attraction! Explore the hanger to see the aircraft on display, jump in the seat of a flight simulator, and learn aviation history at the hands-on exhibits!  

 

For a hot summer day, head to Schlitterbahn! This extensive water park is home to water slides, a lazy river, wave pools, swim-up bars, and splash zones for little ones. Don’t miss out on an opportunity to cool down by making a splash at Schlitterbahn!   

Galveston Dining & Nightlife 

 

When hunger strikes and you are ready to explore Galveston’s dining scene, you will find plenty of options for every taste! Enjoy a variety of local seafood options, Tex-Mex cuisine, and family-friendly eateries with fun themes like Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Joe’s Crab Shack, and more!

 

For those wanting a night out on the town, Galveston is also home to a variety of bars and nightlife hotspots like the Float Pool & Patio Bar which features a swim-up bar and stunning views of the Gulf! Get your appetite ready and hit these Galveston restaurants and bars!  

Margaritas at a Galveston restaurant