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Things to do in Galveston County

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Science Museum
“"Space Center Houston is a leading science and space learning center, the official visitor center of NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston and a Smithsonian Affiliate museum." It is a great place to visit for everyone, while it is a museum with lots of information to read. They also have a great tour to see historic spaces, as well as some rockets, and the space shuttle. Even for non tech interested people its a great way to spend some hours.”
  • 86 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“Great date location, great restaurants, rides and attractions, also great place to see the sunsets on the sea. ”
  • 115 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Moody Gardens is a fun, educational place to play and learn. This place is a #1 must see attraction here in Galveston. Check out Moody Gardens website for attractions and prices! ”
  • 92 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Park on the Seawall near the Pleasure Pier and you can take in both the Pleasure Pier and some great local restaurants, including Fish Tales, The Spot, and more! Pleasure Pier has a roller coaster, 15? rides, lots of souvenir shops, ..., a lot of sight-seeing for all ages!”
  • 70 locals recommend
Water Park
“Open nearly all year long, this is Houston's addition of the Texas premier waterpark resorts.”
  • 53 locals recommend
Burger Joint
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“This is one of the locals and visitors favorites. Located on Seawall - it has a nice view of the beach. The restaurant offers burgers and fried food -which is pretty good. This restaurant has added a couple of cool bars as well with even better views of the beach. Located at 3204 Seawall Blvd”
  • 75 locals recommend
Café
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“Great food for brunch! It gets crowded so head over early. We always order a few goodies from the bakery to take home and eat later or the next day!”
  • 75 locals recommend
Science Museum
“ One of the city’s topmost attractions, the space center is home to more than 400 artifacts together with an abundance of both permanent and traveling exhibits as well as other displays relating to America’s awesome space flight programs. The whole family will be spellbound as they look through the museum’s collection of movies and interactive consoles. Known globally as the International Space Station Mission Control, and home of NASA Mission Control and astronaut training, as an additional treat guests are then taken behind the scenes to see NASA Johnson Space Center where history was made. ”
  • 42 locals recommend
Place to shop
“It was once billed as The Manhattan of the South — until the turn-of-the-century storm came along. Texas’s Titanic tale of tragedy. ”
  • 55 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“This is another local fav! Try the asian noodles as a side. its doesn't disappoint! The lemon cake is delicious!”
  • 55 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Great for seafood, or just burgers. Come by in the late afternoon and watch the sunset over the bay”
  • 38 locals recommend
History Museum
“What a wonderful treasure! You learn about the history of the family and the Bishop who lived there and what their contribution was to Galveston.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Fun atmosphere with outdoor seating and a neat second story nook study area. Delicious coffees including espresso and specialty drinks. Also baked goods! ”
  • 50 locals recommend
Latin American Restaurant
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“This is one of the best restaurants on the Island. The place to go when you are celebrating BIG! They have have 917 4.5 star reviews on Trip Adviser as of writing this. Known for their seafood, steaks and wine selection... as they say - go big or go home!”
  • 31 locals recommend
Museum
“One of the must see places in Texas. Tours are different during the seasons. You and your family will learn from the different exhibits. If visiting with your kids be for sure that this magical place will give ideas and aspirations that for some will transform on their professions and could ended as the next American astronaut. They provide well descriptive facts about space programs. Better to download space center app before you go there and plan your visit, if you have allocated only one day for the visit. One day is not enough to cover all the tours and exhibits.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“I love this place. If you need it...they have it and everyone is so helpful. ”
  • 25 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Burger Joint
“This is one of the locals and visitors favorites. Located on Seawall - it has a nice view of the beach. The restaurant offers burgers and fried food -which is pretty good. This restaurant has added a couple of cool bars as well with even better views of the beach. Located at 3204 Seawall Blvd”
  • 75 locals recommend
Café
“Great food for brunch! It gets crowded so head over early. We always order a few goodies from the bakery to take home and eat later or the next day!”
  • 75 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“This is another local fav! Try the asian noodles as a side. its doesn't disappoint! The lemon cake is delicious!”
  • 55 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Great for seafood, or just burgers. Come by in the late afternoon and watch the sunset over the bay”
  • 38 locals recommend
Latin American Restaurant
“This is one of the best restaurants on the Island. The place to go when you are celebrating BIG! They have have 917 4.5 star reviews on Trip Adviser as of writing this. Known for their seafood, steaks and wine selection... as they say - go big or go home!”
  • 31 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“This is the original location which offers a different menu and is the locals favorite. Fried fish, crab, crawfish poorboys and plates makes up most of the menu. They do offer salads and their kids menu has 4 out of 5 seafood items. Just like an Islander to start the kids off right with some fried shrimp! ”
  • 34 locals recommend
Bar
“Good food and very nice view of the Intracoastal Waterway and Galveston Bay.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Bar
“Tiki Bar is a great place to have dinner and drinks. The service is friendly and the atmosphere is welcoming. The food is very good and reasonable.”
  • 14 locals recommend

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