BEACH TOWN - On the east end of Galveston Island is one of the few places in the South where nature is making the beaches wider. This is Beachtown-walkable, connected to nature, defined by a genuine town center. Designed by Duany Platter-Zyberk and Company and inspired by Galveston's rich architectural heritage, this is a place of welcoming porches and time-honored architecture.


Of soaring shore birds and splendid lagoons. Of a life refined to what is important. Family. Friends. Grace. Nature. Simplicity.

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MOODY GARDENS® began in the mid-1980s with a horse barn, a riding arena with a hippotherapy riding program for people with head injuries and an extraordinary vision to create an island tourist destination. Today Moody Gardens® is one of the premier educational/leisure facilities in the Southwest. It also provides horticultural therapy, education and employment for persons with a wide range of physical and emotional disabilities.


Since its inception in 1983 and adoption of an eight phase master plan in 1985, Moody Gardens® has illustrated through its various attractions numerous innovative and creative programs - resulting in a visitation count of approximately 2 million visitors annually.

PLEASURE PIER - A local favorite for thrilling rides, midway games, memorable dining & more. Buy tickets. Waterfront fun and entertainment for all ages. View seasonal hours. The Best Beachfront Rides. View Our Contact Info.

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Featuring waterfront fun and entertainment like no other Gulf Coast destination,

the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier features family-oriented attractions including rides, midway games, a wide selection of food venues and retail shops.

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THE STRAND - Galveston Historic District

After nearly two centuries in existence, the Strand National Historic Landmark District, Galveston’s heart and soul, has continued to blossom into a gathering place for the community. The modern-day Strand District, named for the historic Strand Street on which it is located, is home to a wide variety of shops, historical points of interests, art galleries, museums, and many top-rated restaurants.


There is so much to see and do in the area, that you can easily enjoy a full weekend on the Strand. Stroll through the beautiful historical streets and admire the Victorian architecture. Feel as if you have been transported to another era with an old-fashioned horse and carriage ride, giving you the perfect vantage point from which to explore the city streets. To enjoy modern-day shopping in an iconic piece of Galveston architectural history, check out the Dargyn & Tobyn  Building at the corner of 23rd Street and Strand.

HISTORIC HOMES - Galveston Historic District

Galveston has had a richly evolving history of European settlement for some 200 years, during which time pirates set their flags in the soil, waves of immigrants from Germany, Italy and Greece made their way to the island, and wealthy merchants planted strong roots.


After the Great Storm, Galveston’s economic leaders eventually refashioned the town as a popular tourist destination — which it still serves as today. Although most of the original structures are long gone, the stories of early islanders live on in renovated structures and new establishments created in memory of the past.

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The Woodlands, TX 77380

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