Only 50 minutes from Houston, Galveston's 32 miles of beaches surround attractions that range from historic and intriguing to modern and adventurous. With year round warm breezes and temperate waters, Galveston is the perfect place to bask in the sun or experience the unique atmosphere of this island city.
Ever wonder about the life aboard an offshore drilling rig? Get up close and personal with the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum. This museum gives you an unprecedented look inside a retired jack-up rig. The museum boasts exhibits, interactive displays, and videos explaining how oil and gas are pulled from the sea floor. Back on land marvel at the fine collection of restored aircraft housed at the Lone Star Flight Museum, this is an experience not to miss. Antique lovers, art aficionados and shoppers of all kinds will discover beautiful and fascinating objects on display in many new boutiques and stores at the Historic Downtown Strand Seaport District.
As if the shops and museums were not enough, Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Water Park the southernmost park of the world famous Schlitterbahn empire, offers dozens of attractions featuring enclosed tube slides, the Torrent Tidal Wave River, speed slides, water playgrounds and tropical beaches. Featuring an aquarium pyramid, discovery pyramid, a 3-D IMAX theater, a tropical rain forest pyramid, a 4D special FX theater and an IMAX Ridefilm, Galveston's famed Moody Gardens is another great attraction for visitors
The jewel of southern Texas, Galveston offers countless attractions and tours that everyone can enjoy. Come to learn, come to play, Galveston will not disappoint!