Island Life

Galveston Attractions and Activities

Whether you're looking for a family vacation or a fun-filled getaway, Galveston Island has it all....

Family Attractions

Moody Gardens Moody Gardens
Featuring a 10-story Rainforest Pyramid, an IMAX 3D theater, and an endless list of features and exhibits, this is one of Galveston's must-see sights for families.

Lone Star Flight Museum
The Lone Star Flight Museum is home to an award winning, flying collection of over 40 historically significant aircraft. Along with the prestigious Texas Aviation Hall of Fame, the organization is regarded as one of the premiere aviation museums in the country.

With over 3 miles of tubing adventures, 7 children’s water playgrounds,17 water slides, the world’s first surfing machine, and 3 uphill water coasters, Schlitterbahn has plenty to please everyone in the family!


East Beach
One of Galveston's premier family beach parks, Stewart Beach sponsors family-oriented events, such as volleyball tournaments and sandcastle competitions, throughout the summer season.

East Beach
Galveston's East Beach is the coolest and biggest beach in Texas. Famous for its great beach parties, East Beach has major outdoor concerts, special events, promotions, bikini contests and live bands.


Beaches Palms M&M
Galveston's newest culinary legend, Palm's M&M located near Galveston's historic Strand District at the corner of 24th and Church.

Rainforest Cafe
No other dining experience is quite as wild as Rainforest Cafe. With state-of-the-art decor and animatronics, it’s a real jungle in there!


Ju Ju
Well known to locals and cruise ship passengers for delicious Black Angus Burgers, Gourmet Nachos and
Ju Ju
Great Salads at reasonable prices. Kids and adults love the free Playstation 2 set-ups that add to the fun and festive atmosphere.

Boomba Ultra Lounge
Both a "daytime ultra lounge" and nighttime dance-club, Boomba Ultra Lounge has become the girls' favorite for afternoon margaritas and nighttime martinis.