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Things to do in Texas City

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.
General Entertainment
“Great way to spend the day with the kiddos while visiting the Galveston area. Kemah boardwalk offers rides and amusements, as well as dining and shopping. About a 30-45 minute drive from Galveston.”
  • 117 locals recommend
Café
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“Great breakfast spot! Menu has everything from chicken and waffles to omelettes and fresh baked muffins. There's something for everyone here! Cute little place in the historic district.”
  • 83 locals recommend
Place to shop
“It was once billed as The Manhattan of the South — until the turn-of-the-century storm came along. Texas’s Titanic tale of tragedy. ”
  • 52 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“There are too many great restaurants in Galveston to even begin to name them all, so I am adding my personal favorites. Only open for breakfast and lunch. The long lines will tell you how popular this place is! Great food you won't regret. Middle of the road pricey for a family. ”
  • 62 locals recommend
History Museum
“Tour the beautiful and historic Bishop's palace, while listening to a recorded narration of the history of the home and it's famous Galveston residents.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“A local coffee shop located on the historic Postoffice street in downtown Galveston.”
  • 54 locals recommend
Latin American Restaurant
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“There are too many great restaurants in Galveston to even begin to name them all, so I am adding my personal favorites. The rich and famous don't visit Galveston without a stop here. It is located just around the corner from the Old Opera House and features delicious, local seafood dishes in a quaint dining area. The owner is there every night making sure the guests are enjoying the experience, and it is an experience. If you are in a larger group, I dare you to order a martini! Pricey, but worth it!! If you want to impress your client or love interest, do bring them here. Must make reservations.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Outlet Mall
“Find great savings on merchandise from your favorite designer and name-brands direct from the manufacturer at stores like: Old Navy, Tommy Hilfiger, Polo Ralph Lauren, Nike, Banana Republic, Under Armour, Chico's, J.Crew, Michael Kors, Coach, Reebok and many more. Before you travel, check out the Tanger Outlet website to find the latest Coupons & Sales Offers for Tanger Outlets in Houston. Or, when you arrive at the outlets, make your first stop Shopper Services to learn about the benefits of joining TangerClub (Tanger Club information is also available online). In Shopper Services you can purchase a coupon book full of great savings or if you are already a TangerClub member pick up a coupon book for free! Think Outlets, Think Tanger.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Definitely a unique restaurant with great food and local flair. You won't be disappointed with any of their sandwiches or pizza. Their desserts are amazing and BIG portions.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Opera House
“Great entertainment venue. Live theatre productions and concerts in a stunning restored theatre.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“THE place for a special treat while visiting Galveston. Located on the historic strand, La King's offers homemade treats ranging from ice cream to candy, in a nostalgic old-time setting. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Hotel
“Visit this fashionable rooftop bar for beautiful downtown views. Watch the sun set over the ship channel.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Museum
“Great for kids. The Art Deco lobby makes you feel like you went back in time. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“M-F, 4-7 happy hour, (may change, so please check). Wait for the sunset and look for dolphins! Great outdoor seating area.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“There are too many great restaurants in Galveston to even begin to name them all, so I am adding my personal favorites. I eat here once a week. Nuf said! If you want authentic Mexican food, you will get it here. Definitely a local favorite. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Café
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“Neat locally owned restaurant on the Strand in the Downtown area. Patio is dog friendly. ”
  • 22 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Café
“Great breakfast spot! Menu has everything from chicken and waffles to omelettes and fresh baked muffins. There's something for everyone here! Cute little place in the historic district.”
  • 83 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“There are too many great restaurants in Galveston to even begin to name them all, so I am adding my personal favorites. Only open for breakfast and lunch. The long lines will tell you how popular this place is! Great food you won't regret. Middle of the road pricey for a family. ”
  • 62 locals recommend
Latin American Restaurant
“There are too many great restaurants in Galveston to even begin to name them all, so I am adding my personal favorites. The rich and famous don't visit Galveston without a stop here. It is located just around the corner from the Old Opera House and features delicious, local seafood dishes in a quaint dining area. The owner is there every night making sure the guests are enjoying the experience, and it is an experience. If you are in a larger group, I dare you to order a martini! Pricey, but worth it!! If you want to impress your client or love interest, do bring them here. Must make reservations.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Definitely a unique restaurant with great food and local flair. You won't be disappointed with any of their sandwiches or pizza. Their desserts are amazing and BIG portions.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“M-F, 4-7 happy hour, (may change, so please check). Wait for the sunset and look for dolphins! Great outdoor seating area.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“There are too many great restaurants in Galveston to even begin to name them all, so I am adding my personal favorites. I eat here once a week. Nuf said! If you want authentic Mexican food, you will get it here. Definitely a local favorite. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Café
“Neat locally owned restaurant on the Strand in the Downtown area. Patio is dog friendly. ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Restaurant
“There are too many great restaurants in Galveston to even begin to name them all, so I am adding my personal favorites. Mama T's as the locals call it, is an authentic Italian restaurant with home made pizza crust, pasta and everything! The pizza crew lead by owner and pizza tosser, Carmen, love to wow the crowd by seeing how high they can toss the pizza dough. Sometimes it hits the ceiling and then gets to tossed to the kids for them to play with. You won't regret an evening here!! Open for dinner only. Quaint dining area. ”
  • 25 locals recommend

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