MOODY GARDENS GALVESTON
Moody Gardens Galveston is a little hard to explain. It’s not gardens at all, it’s more like a series of interactive museums and attractions that all fall under the Moody Gardens umbrella, and all are located in the Moody Gardens area. Moody Gardens Galveston consists of:
- An aquarium (closed for renovations until May 27, 2017)
- An indoor rainforest
- Two theaters – one MG 3D theater and one 4d Special FX theater
- A paddleboat
- A ropes course & zip line area
- A discovery pyramid with themed attractions (SpongeBob & Dinosaurs in Motion)
- Seasonal activities like a water park area, an ice village and more.
- Interactive animal adventures
GALVESTON PLEASURE PIER
The Galveston Pleasure Pier is exactly what I envision a boardwalk being when you visit a beach town. It’s located right off of the main Seawall Blvd and juts out into the gulf waters creating a scenic picture from all angles. With over 15 rides and attractions, midway games, and plenty of amusement park style dining options, it’s a fun way to spend a few hours.
EXPLORE THE STRAND GALVESTON
Easily one of my favorite things to do in Galveston is to explore The Strand, Galveston’s form of a downtown. Don’t be confused like we were and stick to just the street, The Strand, it’s the entire area that’s worth checking out. And luckily it’s right by the Galveston cruise ship terminal, so you could even just stop by for a few hours before you board your ship. The Strand Galveston is the home to cute boutique shops, historical homes and museums, delicious mom and pop style restaurants, and lively entertainment and people watching.
EAT AT ONE OF THE BEST GALVESTON RESTAURANTS
Galveston restaurants are local, authentic, and delicious.Here’s a list of some of the best Galveston restaurants to get you started. Pick one of these and you can’t go wrong:
- Number 13
- Home Cut Donuts
- Sunflower Bakery
- Grotto or Blake’s Bistro at San Luis Resort
- The Gumbo Diner
- The Spot Galveston
- BLVD Seafood
- Mario’s Seawall Italian
VISIT THE GALVESTON BEACH
Stewart Beach is Galveston’s premier family beach park, and its visitors are in for a treat as the beach provides a perfect getaway on a nice day. It is home to numerous concession stands filled with beach favorites such as hotdogs, burgers, and funnel cake and has many restaurants nearby.