Galveston, Texas is an island city located on the Gulf Coast. You can get to Galveston from the William P. Hobby Airport in Houston in a little under an hour. Galveston features many attractions, ranging from historic shopping districts to ocean side resorts.
Texas has much to offer being one of the biggest states in USA, and this time let us look at Galveston. There are many things to do there but for now we will narrow it for a family outing. Of course if mode of transport is your concern, then you might have to figure out how to enjoy with your family and how to move around.
If you’re looking for some fun things to do with the kids, these are three of the top family attractions in Galveston.
Seawall Urban Park Family Attractions
You just got off the shuttle from hobby to Galveston and now you’re ready to explore. You can head over to Seawall Urban Park and stretch your legs on ten miles of the United States’ longest continuous sidewalk. Hang out at the beach or dine at one of the many fine seafood restaurants and then take the kids over to Pleasure Pier Amusement Park to round out your day of family fun.
Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark
If Pleasure Pier wasn’t enough excitement for one trip, consider the Schlitterbahn Waterpark. You’ll find over 30 attractions in this 26-acre park, including their award-winning three-river system. Other top attractions include the Torrent Tidal Wave river, water slides, a secluded beach, and the Soaring Eagle gondolas. While the park is an obvious draw during the hot Texas summers, it converts to an indoor park in the winter for year-round fun.
If you’d like to add a bit of educational fun to your schedule, Moody Gardens could be a good option. Moody Gardens’ striking glass pyramids house an aquarium with more than 10,000 marine animals, a rain-forest themed attraction with hundreds of birds, trees and flowers and the Discovery Museum, featuring a rotating selection of educational displays.
These top family attractions should make your Galveston vacation one that you’ll remember for a long time. Best of all, there’s so much to do, you’ll still have more to explore when you go back.