Galveston Island

Historic Galveston Island is only 30 minutes from our conveniently located Brickhouse RV Resort. Galveston offers 32 miles of relaxing beaches, superb restaurants, top resort hotels, marvelous downtown shopping, numerous antique stores, incredible art galleries, fabulous entertainment, and one of the largest and well-preserved concentrations of Victorian architecture in the country.

Warm breezes and year-round temperate seas complement the city’s rich historic districts, award-winning restaurants, unique attractions, and bustling shops.

At 32 miles long and 2 1/2 miles wide, the island is surrounded by incredible history and unique beauty. The Playground of the South, the island offers beaches, historic architecture, outdoor adventure, shopping, dining, and cruising.

Galveston's historic downtown district provides an opportunity to embark on a brief adventure prior to or following a cruise. The downtown area offers an intriguing selection of shops, restaurants, galleries, and museums within a perfect radius for self-guided tours.

Start near the corner of 25th and Strand directly across from the Galveston Island Railroad Museum, one of the nation's most popular rail museums. Take about 30-45 minutes to enjoy all the fascinating displays.

Back on The Strand, take some time to enjoy the variety of shops in the district's beautiful historic buildings, many of which survived the 1900 Storm, regarded as the worst natural disaster in U.S. history.

For a taste of Galveston, visit the great restaurants along The Strand or on the waterfront. Find everything from Greek and Mexican to Italian and, of course, fresh Gulf Coast seafood.

The Strand Historic District

  • 2100 Strand
  • Downtown Galveston
  • Galveston, TX 77550

On the bay side of Harborside, on Pier 19, find the Ocean Star Offshore Energy Center and Museum. Step aboard and explore the offshore rig and learn how oil and gas are produced offshore. The museum features interactive displays and models.

Walking back toward the terminal, find the Pier 21 Theater featuring THE GREAT STORM, THE PIRATE ISLAND OF JEAN LAFITTE, and GALVESTON: GATEWAY ON THE GULF.

Next door, find the Texas Seaport Museum and Tall Ship ELISSA. At the museum, look up ancestors in a one-of-a-kind computer database with information on over 133,000 immigrants who entered the United States through Galveston. Adjacent to the museum is the Tall Ship ELISSA, deemed one of America's treasures by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Allow at least 25-30 minutes at each site.

For more information on Galveston Island, please contact the
Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau
Toll-Free at 1-888-GAL-ISLE (425-4753)


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