A magnificent sunrise brightening the surface of the Gulf and rendering a pier and seagulls in an awakening glow—chances are you’ll see that during your stay at our hotel in Galveston. Explore the island’s natural habitats and you may encounter pied-billed grebes, herons, plovers, kestrels and other avian.
Known as The Strand, Galveston’s downtown features colorful, ornate historic storefronts you can view on foot or from a horse-drawn carriage. When you get hungry, enjoy breakfast at our Galveston hotel and other meals at island restaurants serving fresh seafood (naturally) and Mexican, Italian, Greek, Japanese and Cajun cuisine along with burgers, steaks and Texas pit barbecue.
Then let the fun begin at Moody Gardens, which features pyramids amid palm trees, plus a paddlewheeler. This unique attraction includes a Rainforest Pyramid, an Aquarium Pyramid and the Discovery Museum. If you love airplanes, check out the Lone Star Flight Museum, where not only can you see warbirds but you can also ride in one and perhaps spot your accommodations in Galveston from the air. If yesteryear catches your fancy, take a ghost tour that combines history with spooky thrills, or choose another guided tour. Enjoy onshore or offshore fishing, or rent a surfboard and ride the waves.
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