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3828 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX 77550, USA
This classic Galveston seafood restaurant has been open since 1911! Gaido's serves fresh Gulf seafood in a traditional atmosphere. Menu highlights include the bisque, snapper, and pecan pie. Photo via Gaido's Seafood Restaurant Facebook page
8 Mile Rd, Galveston, TX 77554, USA
For a less crowded piece of the Galveston coast, go to a quiet stretch of coast favored by the locals during high season at the end of 8 Mile Road. To get there, take Seawall Blvd west until the seawall ends and it turns into Termini San Luis Pass...
1 Hope Blvd, Galveston, TX 77554, USA
The Moody Gardens resort has two indoor "pyramids" that make a great escape on a rainy day in Galveston. One simulates a rainforest environment and the other is filled with aquatic creatures. You can also spend the night at the Moody Gardens Hotel...
You'll hear people talk about doing things "on the Strand" in Galveston, which refers to a downtown historic district primarily situated on Strand Street. Begin exploring the area at 25th and Strand, visiting its shops, restaurants, galleries, and...
1923 Boddeker Rd, Galveston, TX 77550, USA
When Aurora Greenway (Shirley MacLaine) and former astronaut Garrett Breedlove (Jack Nicholson) took their car ride along the ocean, it was on East Beach near Galveston—you know the one from that iconic shot on the poster for Terms of Endearment,...
2300 Ship Mechanic Row St, Galveston, TX 77550, USA
Driving down Galveston's seawall everyday desensitizes the locals after a certain period of time. Come tourist season and visitors will pack the beach and embrace what most tend to forget. A few months later when the weather has cooled as much as...
2323 Strand St, Galveston, TX 77550, USA
If you ever visit Galveston Island, Texas, I urge you to go to La King's Confectionery and taste their delicious home made ice cream or try one (or more) of their hundreds of treats. Also try to stay long enough to see how they make the saltwater...
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