Galveston Island is on the Gulf Coast just 85 miles south of Lone Star Resort.
There are many jewels in and around Galveston Island. On I-45 traveling south from Houston, is Johnson Space Center and Gulf Greyhound Park.
In downtown Galveston there are terrific restaurants and great shopping on The Strand. Planning a winter visit? Celebrate Mardi Gras on the Strand every February!
There are terrific beaches on Galveston Island, as well as Moody Gardens. This tropical destination is ideal for families. You will see penquins, sharks, and thousands of tropical fish at the Aquarium Pyramid, The Rainforest Pyramid features a diverse collection of exotic tropical plants and animals. Explore the mysteries of science at the Discovery Museum or experience the action at the IMAX-3D or 4D or Ridefilm Theaters. Cruise aboard the Colonel Paddlewheel boat or enjoy beautiful white sand beaches and blue lagoons at Palm Beach.
Galveston also boasts the Galveston Railroad Museum. The only operating iron sailing vessel, the Elyssa, is docked in Galveston. Also located in Galveston is Sea Wolf Park, the permanent home of the USS Cavalla Submarine, which is available for tours.
Adults and kids alike can have a day of fun at Schlitterbahn Waterpark. Experience daring slides, endless rivers, kid-friendly play pools, and a giant surfing wave. Your family will be thrilled! The coolest way to have the hottest winter vacation is to slide into Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Heated Indoor Waterpark - Voted #1 Indoor Waterpark in America!
Want to get away for a few days and see some of the rest of the world? Cruise boats regularly leave from the Port of Galveston for 3-4 day or longer cruises.