Visitors to Galveston fly into one of two Houston airports. After you’ve ridden the airport shuttle Galveston TX to your hotel, you may be wondering what you should do next. Beyond the obvious suggestion to relax on the 32 miles of beaches. You can only lay on the beach for so long before you become a red lobster. Check out these three top sights in Galveston, the island city off the coast of Texas.
Moody Gardens boosts three pyramids with fun for the entire family. The Discovery Pyramid focuses on science, while the Aquarium Pyramid showcases marine animals. Tropics lovers should check out the Rainforest Pyramid, with plants, birds, butterflies, and reptiles. There are also three movie theater. One theater offers motion-based pod seating to allow movie-goers to feel the action in the film. On sunny days enjoy the beach and water park.
Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier
The pier attracts families with a roller coaster ride, other rides, games, and shops. Restaurants on the pier take on a carnival theme. This pier honors the original Pleasure Pier that stood between 1943 and 1961, before it was destroyed by a hurricane. Imagine the thrill of sitting on top of the roller coaster, looking over the Gulf of Mexico.
The Grand 1894 Opera
The “Official Opera House of Texas,” The Grand 1894 presents a variety of shows throughout the year. Marvel at the Romanesque Revival architecture. You can get tickets to see a show there, or just take a tour. The theater seats 1000 people. It was built shortly before the hurricane of 1900; the town quickly rebuilt the opera house, demonstrating its importance to the community.
Plan ahead for your exciting trip to Galveston by investigating these three popular attractions in advance. All of them have websites with more information about tickets, costs, and operating hours.