Region: Gulf Coast
Galveston Island is alive with excitement this season. With 32 miles of beaches, world class food, the finest accommodations around, the historic Strand shopping district, one of the country's most popular collection of Victorian architecture and all sorts of entertainment and attractions, Galveston Island is truly an escape. If it's fun you're looking for the newly renovated Historic Pleasure Pier is open for fun. Bringing back the rich history of Galveston Island's World Famous Pleasure Pier, the Landry's group has outdone itself. With a wide selection of rides, midway games, several restaurants , retail shops and all around fun the Pleasure Pier brings an atmosphere of beach life only found at New York's Coney Island or California's Santa Monica Pier.
In recent years Galveston Island has become a home to many cruise line operators. The cruise lines take passengers to various stops in Mexico and the Caribbean, making Galveston Island a premier cruising destination.
If you're looking for a more relaxing take on things Galveston Island is a great place for bird watching, heritage tours and a host of other activities. Come and enjoy the Island of Galveston.
Galveston Points of Interest
Strand Historic Shopping District....
The causeway carries traffic over Galveston Bay and the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. The original causeway was built in 1912 and carried both rail and auto traffic.....
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