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Galveston Attractions

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Galveston is a bustling city in Texas on the coast that is well known for its incredible scenery, expansive views, and proximity to downtown areas featuring shopping, restaurants, bars, and tons of things to do. Not only can you partake in outdoor activities, like going to the Moody Gardens and the nearby beaches, but you can bring your kids to educational museums, head to indoor bars and restaurants with your friends, and buy some knick-knack souvenirs to bring back home. Let’s check out the top attractions to see during your stay in Galveston, Texas!

Moody Mansion

Although the name may sound depressing, we promise it is fun to go here! The Moody Gardens and Moody Mansion is known for their luxurious accommodation, large-scale campus, pristine golf course, and glass pyramids. Head here to take some cool photos and learn more about the Aquarium Pyramid.
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Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier

There is no better place to watch the sunset on a hot, summer evening than to head to the Pleasure Pier. Come here with your kids to play some arcade games, grab an ice cream cone, and sit outside on the dock and take photos of the sun going down over the bright blue water.
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Galveston Island State Park

Are you in the mood to get some morning exercise or burn some vacation calories? If so, head to Galveston Island State Park to go for a walk among the natural wildlife, view some of the most beautiful birds in the entire state and check out some unique flora or fauna that is native to the coastal area
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Rainforest Pyramid

Just like the Moody Mansion, the Rainforest Pyramid is a see-through glass structure that is a massive, expensive, and architecturally amazing building that can teach you about the rainforests of the entire world.
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Strand Historic District

Last but not least, the Strand Historic District is one of the best things to do in Galveston, TX. Featuring over 30 blocks of bars, restaurants, shopping, and picturesque buildings, there are endless things to do here all year round. Head here to view an old-time movie, get a carefully crafted cocktail at one of the bustling bars, or ride the trolley through the old district to view the historic buildings. Photo By Michael Barera, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=118282571
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