DISCOVER GALVESTON

Check out all the activities, attractions, events, things to do & places to eat on Galveston Island. There is sure to be something for everyone, no matter the time of year. Since there's so much to do on the island and it's impossible to do everything, please see Coastal Waves Vacations' staff top picks.

CAN'T MISS

BayWatch Dolphin Tour
Galveston Helicopter Tours
Galveston-Boliver Ferry
Historic Strand District
Moody Gardens
Pier 21 Theater
 

FOR KIDS

Bucket Brigade
Galveston Duck Tours
La King's
Pleasure Pier
Rainforest Cafe
Schlitterbahn Water Park

BEST PLACES TO EAT

Cajun Greek
Gino's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
Grotto Ristorante
Gumbo Diner
Maceo Spice & Import Company
Miller's Seawall Grill
Olympia Grill
Seafood Blvd
Sunflower Bakery & Cafè
Yamato's Hibachi

FREE FUN

Bucket Brigade
Galveston-Boliver Ferry
Historic Strand District
Movie Nite on the Strand
Music Nite on the Strand
Rosenberg Library
 

RAINY DAY FUN

Escape the Island
La King's Confectionery
Moody Gardens
Pier 21 Theater
Premiere Cinema
Rosenberg Library
Don't forget about the island museums!

 

GROCERIES, ALCOHOL & FRESH SEAFOOD

GROCERIES, ALCOHOL & FRESH SEAFOOD

Planning a big holiday meal, grilling out, forgot something from home, need a beer for the big game or cocktail or just wanting to try some fresh island seafood?

RESTAURANTS

RESTAURANTS

Check out all the places to eat on Galveston Island. There is sure to be something for everyone, no matter what type of cuisine is your favorite.

STAFF FAVORITES:
Cajun Greek
Gino`s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria
Grotto Ristorante
Gumbo Diner
Maceo Spice & Import Company
Miller`s Seawall Grill
Olympia Grill
Seafood Blvd
Sunflower Bakery & Cafè
Yamato`s Hibachi

ANNUAL EVENTS

ANNUAL EVENTS

Check out all the fun & exciting events that happen on Galveston Island every year, month by month.

OTHER REGULAR EVENTS

OTHER REGULAR EVENTS

Check out all the fun & exciting events that happen on Galveston Island every week, every few weeks or just seasonally; Art Walk, Movie Nite, Music Nite, Farmer`s Market, Island Market & Bands on the Sand.

AMUSEMENT PARKS

AMUSEMENT PARKS

Our tiny little island is home to some of the best amusement parks in the country; Moody Gardens, Schlitterbahn & of course, the Historic Pleasure Pier!

HISTORY, TOURS, ETC.

HISTORY, TOURS, ETC.

What better way to explore Galveston Island than by boat, duck, ferry, segway, even helicopter or just hearing about the island`s history... and the ghosts that are supposed to inhabit our island too!?!

GHOST TOURS

GHOST TOURS

Galveston Island is considered to be one of the most haunted places in the country! It's only fitting that the island has so many exciting, scary & full of history tours!

MUSEUMS

MUSEUMS

Galveston Island doesn`t only attract tourist for our beaches. Our island is rich in history, and there are plenty of museums to tour and learn all about it!

THEATERS

THEATERS

Whether you're looking for the hottest Hollywood movies or great national performing arts acts, Galveston Island has it all!

Check out the island`s Premiere Cinema or The Grand Theater.

GAME ROOMS

GAME ROOMS

Game rooms, legal and illegal, of some sort, have been on the island almost since its very beginnings. At one time, Galveston was known as the Sin City of the Gulf, with game rooms such as Lucky 7, R&N, Booze Brothers, Chop Suey, Maceo`s Grott, Sui Jen and the famous Balinese Room.

NIGHTLIFE

NIGHTLIFE

Check out some of the best bars, taverns & pubs on Galveston Island. Check out Coastal Waves Vacations` staff top picks!

PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTOGRAPHY

Whether your group is looking for old-time photos with a roaring 20's, southern belle victorian, western or Pirates themes or your more standard modern family or group photos while on vacation and at the beach, we`re confident the island has something to offer your group.

SPORTS

SPORTS

What more can one ask for? Jet skis, kayaks, paddleboards, fly-boards, hoverboards, Go Float boats, go-karts, batting cages, horseshoe, skydiving, golf, putting greens & miniature golf ‐ all never leaving the island!

GOLF CARTS & SPORT EQUIPMENT

GOLF CARTS & SPORT EQUIPMENT

Golf carts and water sports are definitely a big part of island life. If you don`t have your own golf cart, surfboard, boogie board, paddle board, kayaks or bikes, check out these places. These places will get you going in the right direction!

BOAT LAUNCHES

BOAT LAUNCHES

Looking for a convenient place to launch your boat into the waters? Check out the local Galveston island boat launches.

Saltwater Recon is the Know Before You Go Galveston Island resource for boating, fishing, and observing real-time coastal conditions.