I’ve talked about Galveston in the past and it’s because it is the closest beach town to Houston. I’ll admin that while the water is not clear blue like that of other beach towns, I still love Galveston. Even more I love the atmosphere, people, food and entertainment options. The people of Galveston are so laid back and easy going, exactly what you’d expect from residents of a beach town. The food is pretty darn good and I have a few spots that have become favorites, read about them here. As far as entertainment, there are plenty of options for adults and children alike. We like to keep it simple and the girls don’t mind, so we have done all of the below and had a blast.
1. Take the Bolivar Ferry –
This is favorite because on all occasions we have been able to spot dolphins. This is exiting for the girls because it’s not an animal that you see often. It is also really neat to travel with the seagulls who follow along in hopes of being fed. Though you’re not supposed to, people often sneak in a treat for them.
2. Eat at Pier 21 –
Being near the sea, means better seafood options. There are some all over Galveston but I have to say that some of the restaurants along Pier 21 have great options, in particular Fisherman’s Wharf. Don’t be fooled, their extensive menu has plenty of non-seafood items too…
3. Sit along the seawall –
Whether you sit along the benches or set up on the sand, it is nice to hang out by the seawall. Plus, it is also within walking distance of many popular sports in Galveston.
4. Visit Pleasure Pier –
Built on the grounds of a hotel that was swallowed by a hurricane, the pier is now one of Galveston’s top destinations. There’s a handful of fair-like games and rides, for grown ups and kids. It’s the perfect place for the entire family to have fun and create memories.
5. Visit Jamaica Beach –
This is one of my favorite beaches because you can drive on. And with our little ones, it is much more comfortable to park your car, pop the trunk open and set up right in front of it. You don’t have to worry about parking meters or traffic either. And you can stay and watch the sunset before heading back to your hotel or home in our case.
If you’re ever in Houston, make sure to stop by Galveston. It’s worth a visit! If you have ever visited, let me know what you did and what was your favorite part. I love talking about Galveston. 🙂
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I would love to visit Houston, I’ve heard great things!
what a really great post, I am sure this will help anyone out who is visiting Galveston this summer. It sounds like there are some great things to do.
love this fun travel guide! your family is so cute!
these ideas sound like so much fun! and your little girls are adorable.
I have been to Galveston once back when I lived in Texas. I remember enjoying my weekend there.
You look lovely in these pictures.
You look ravishing as usual! and what a lovely family! I’ve never been to the US before, I’ve heard about Houston in Texas which was in my trip wishlist, but now I’ll be adding Galveston as well!
I absolutely adore the white denim skirt and your family is beautiful.
Sitting along the seawall sounds like such a great way to relax. I so would love to visit Galveston!
I have never been to Galveston, but I have heard only good things! Fisherman’s Wharf is on my bucket list to visit!
I’ve never been to Texas but I really want to visit the Galveston beach! It sounds like such fun!
I have not been to Galveston but this sounds like a perfect plan with family over the weekend to enjoy on a summer day.
First of all…I’m loving the white denim skirt. It’s so cute on you. Secondly…you have a beautiful family:-).
Also loving the sound of pier 21.
I never really thought about going to Galveston before, it looks beautiful though. May need to add it to my want to do list.
Nailil, it looks like so much fun for everyone! And how cute is your white denim skirt! Love this outfit and what your girls are wearing, too. You are one good looking stylish family, for sure!
I have been to Galveston, but have never experienced any of these places. Pleasure Pier sounds like the perfect spot for my fiance and stepson. Glad you all enjoyed yourselves!
My husband and I stopped by Galveston on the way out for a cruise but never got a chance to explore! We will definitely try out your recommendations next time we’re in town.
All of these sound like so much fun!! Will need to bookmark this for future reference!
cute & little
I’ve never been to Galveston but what great tips for singles, couples or families! By the way, your outfit is so cute!!!
wow, this sounds like a perfect weekend getaway for me! need to go check out galveston and all that it has to offer. you have such a sweet, beautiful fam! xo
OMG, what a beautiful family. Your girls are adorable. I have yet to visit Galveston, but I have heard nothing but good things about it. I’m sure I’ll make my way out there soon, as there are still so many places left for me to see in the US. I will keep your recommendations in mind. Pier 21 sounds like a good dining spot.