Area Attractions Galveston

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Downtown Galveston

Downtown Galveston
Downtown is one area attraction Galveston

Over 200 years of history and culture reside Downtown, one of the area attractions Galveston, which is a quick 30 minute drive from Bluewater Beach House. Here you can ride the Galveston Island Trolly or the Classic Carriages. Later, head on over to the Railway Museum to see one of the largest restored railroad collections. If you prefer to continue your beach themes vacation, don’t miss the Texas Seaport museum and the Pirates! Legends of the Gulf Coast experience.

Continue to experience the rich culture of Galveston by vising some of their unique shops. From fine art to furniture you can bring the nautical theme home. Just go to one of the galleries, antique shops, or flea markets downtown. You can also bring a taste of Galveston home with a cookbook, tea and spices, or coffee.

Don’t miss the many restaurants that have numerous offerings, sure to please any palette. We really enjoy Shark Shack, Hearsay, and La King’s Confectionery.

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Downtown Galveston has Historic Charm

Area Attractions Galveston…for the Adventurous


Catch trout and redfish in the Bay or venture out into the Gulf for snapper, redfish, or even shark. Whatever you level of adventure there are numerous fishing charters that will appeal to the avid angler or the one time wonder. Experienced captains from Get Hooked are ready to take you on that Bay Trip or that Shark Trip you’ve been wanting to do.

Winners of many local awards Outcast Charters pretty much has it all. Known for pulling in the whoppers, Monsta’ Fishin will get you that trophy photo and fish dinner you’ve always wanted. Of course you can head out to one of the numerous piers on your own. Just don’t forget to pick up the required license from the Academy or Walmart.

Fishing in Galveston, TX


One of the area attractions Galveston is Golf

If you need a break from the beach and want to prove that you won’t slice so bad that the ball lands in the Bay, there are two 18 hole courses near Bluewater Beach House. Galveston Country Club is one of the oldest and most beautiful in Texas and Moody Gardens has one of the top rated public courses in the area. If you have the kids with you can hone your putting skills at Magic Carpet Mini Golf.

Moody Gardens

Moody Gardens area attractions Galveston
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Whether you need to escape the rain or just get out of the sun for a while, you are sure to find something for everyone at Moody Gardens. Just a short drive from Bluewater Beach House you can find a tropical rain forest and an underwater aquarium. Both 3D and 4D theaters are sure to immerse you in a unique experience. There’s more than meets the eye to these Texas pyramids, so drive on over and enjoy the day and experience one of the top area attractions Galveston.

Historic Pleasure Pier

If you’re up for a thrill, head over to the Historic Pleasure Pier and soar over the water on one of the numerous rides that puts you soaring over the Gulf. This is one of the area attractions of Galveston that has proven to be timeless. Test your skills at one of the games on the midway or relax and satisfy your hunger at one of the numerous restaurants.

Pleasure Pier

Area Attractions Galveston…for the Nature Lovers

Galveston Island State Park

Texas State Park is another of the area attractions Galveston

If your looking for a closer connection to nature, some of the area attractions Galveston offer just that. Hiking, mountain biking, swimming, boating, fishing, and relaxing are all awaiting you at Galveston Island State Park. There are miles of bay-side trails and boardwalks to explore. Be sure to bring your binoculars for the spectacular bird watching and bring something for the variety of unique sea shells you will find.

San Luis Pass County Park

San Luis Pass Galveston

This 15 acre park also offers many spectacular natural attractions. Fishing, boating, and bird watching are only a few of the outdoor activities you can enjoy here. You may even find some hidden treasures as San Luis Pass was a back entry into the bay for pirates and smugglers.

Area Attractions Galveston…for all: everyone gets hungry

Waterman Restaurant

Waterman Restaurant is not only known for it’s fantastic food, but it’s scenic views as well. The restaurant is situated right on the water and has elaborate dishes, like the whole red snapper. Or if you’d rather have a hands on hearty feast, try the crawfish platters. Finish up by enjoying a signature cocktail and a tasty dessert as the sun goes down.

Waterman Restaurant Galveston

West End Restaurant

West End Restaurant Galveston

One of the area attractions Galveston is offering upscale pub fair, a wide array of wines, and decadent desserts, The West End is a nice place to wind down your day. You can choose to satisfy your cravings with a selection of fresh seafood appetizers and entrees or enjoy a classic burger or sandwich. Top it off with a bread pudding or creme brulee.