A site of revolutions

It really does't get any more Texan than Galveston. It's a place that's brimming with historical significance and very proudly has many stories to tell about the Texan and Mexican revolutions. It was originally founded by the newly formed Mexican congress. Later, it was used as the primary naval base by Texan revolutionaries. Later it eventually went on to become the capital of the Republic of Texas. Visitors can explore up to six historical districts. They boast some of the best preserved and historically relevant 19th century architecture in the U.S.. Museums of all kinds are also available to provide ample context and answer any questions that may have.

Immerse yourself in the aesthetics and fun attractions for the whole family

Galveston is also conveniently located within driving distance of Houston, as well as NASA Space Center. These serve as a truly enlightening opportunity to learn about the history, and the present, of space travel. All this right from where missions are actually being conducted. There also a number of theme parks within easy reach, including one of the world's largest water park resorts, Schlitterbahn. One of the most alluring aspects of Galveston is that it is really meant to be taken in on foot. There are so many lovely islandesque places to discover. It should then come as no surprise that here you'll find the country's longest continuous side walk. Ten miles long, Seawall Urban Park where families flock to year in and year out. Visitors revel in the wide array of eateries, resorts and beachfront goodness.

Other places to visit

Another park that you might like to visit is The Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier amusement park. All family members will have blast taking a ride on the roller coasters while beholding a magnificent view of the Gulf. Tourists can jump on Galveston-Port Bolivar Ferry and feel like a local to visit Bolivar Peninsula. This ferry is completely free enabling you to come back and enjoy your visit at your own pace. If you want to feel what the shore has to offer, you van have a taste of seafaring navigation visiting the Elissa. It's a famous sailing vessel dating from the late 19th century which is now a National Historic Landmark.

Take a cruise out of Galveston Texas

It's such a great departure point that many Galveston cruise itineraries consist of cruises 6-9 days' duration. That's plenty of time of lovely cruising to acquaint travelers with the majesty that the Gulf of Mexico is just waiting to be admired. Cruises from Galveston take visitors to such paradisiac destinations as Mexico's Cozumel, Belize City and Nassau, the Bahamas and the Caribbean. Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Disney lines offer some of the finest vessels around which ensure a lively atmosphere. These include the Carnival Breeze, the Carnival Freedom, the Liberty of Seas and the Disney Wonder. You can really live it up and feel as though you are traveling in your own floating village. Feel free to relax while on vacation, but if you're ansy for some real fun, cruises out of Galveston have you covered.

Things you can do in Galveston