For more than a hundred years, Galveston has lured visitors with the therapeutic effects of her warm Gulf waters. Today, Galveston is much more than just a beach, and with so many appealing year-round attractions, it’s hard to know where to begin your adventure. With 100 Things to Do in Galveston Before You Die as your guide, you won’t miss any of the history, art, festivals, and dining that bring visitors in droves and keep locals happy. Step inside Bishop’s Palace, considered one of the best examples of Victorian architecture in the United States. Visit Katie’s Seafood for a fresh Gulf catch or Gaido’s Seafood Restaurant, but make sure to save room for its amazing Pecan Crunch Pie. Nurture your love for history and the arts by catching a show at The Grand 1894 Opera House. Take the kids to Moody Gardens to meet a penguin. And no visit to Galveston would be complete without getting some sand between your toes at Texas’ most popular beach.
Local authors Christine Ruiz Hopkins and Heidi Lutz bring their expert insiders’ perspectives to this jam-packed guide full of hidden gems and top picks. You’ll get the most from an island stay in Galveston by checking their carefully curated suggestions off your list.