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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Theme Park
“This is a Great place to bring your kids, there are plenty of animals to see, the butterfly exhibit, and a wide range of items to do. ”
  • 84 locals recommend
Theme Park
“30 - 45 minute ride south you can enjoy the bench and a theme park. Also indulge in fresh seafood restaurants ”
  • 66 locals recommend
Water Park
“Super fun water park located Galveston. Only about 30-35 minutes away from the Family Fun House.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“What can I say? Our favorite place to go. You can easily walk from the home. Staff is awesome and food is so delicious. I finally tried the Coconut Shrimp and it was so delicious and perfect and completed with the amazing dipping sauce.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Café
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“Really great brunch and bakery. There is a also a cute gift shop as well. It's also down on the East end near downtown (The Strand) so go shopping after your meal.”
  • 73 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“The Mosquito patio is dog friendly. The Mosquito has a lovely patio to enjoy brunch or afternoon bite! Gluten free options are available.”
  • 53 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Great examples of 19th century architecture, great opportunities for shopping in boutiqe type businesses, ice cream, candies, clothing, beachware, and much much more!”
  • 54 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“By far my favorite morning coffee spot on Postoffice Street downtown. Lots of locals and passerby's to enjoy watching while sitting outside sipping the deliciousness.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“If you’re looking for shrimp made any way you want it, give this place a try. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
History Museum
“What a wonderful treasure! You learn about the history of the family and the Bishop who lived there and what their contribution was to Galveston.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Latin American Restaurant
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“There is no argument that Rudy & Pacos is the best restaurant in the city. (It might be the best in the Houston area. No shorts, no flip flops. For seafood & steaks & martinis if you dare. Thankfully, you can walk there. Located on Post Office, only 5 blocks from Sofie Hansen House!”
  • 31 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Historical Galveston institution. Reservations are highly recommended. Parking available across 39th Street.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Park
“Come to the island to stroll the beach or splash in the waves. Or come to the island to go fishing or look for coastal birds. No matter what brings you here, you’ll find a refuge at Galveston Island State Park. With both beach and bay sides, Galveston Island State Park offers activities for every coast lover. You can swim, fish, picnic, bird watch, hike, mountain bike, paddle, camp, geocache, study nature or just relax! Visit the nature center to learn more about the park and its programs.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Delicious food! Full menu all day long! Right on Seawall Blvd. Fish Tacos are amazing. Great staff and location.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Opera House
“Restored opera house, features many touring productions (comedy. musicals, classical, pop, jazz. Check out website to see what's playing. ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Bakery
“Always daily specials and tasty food here at this local favorite! Great pastries and desserts too. ”
  • 37 locals recommend