Galveston Travel Guide

Of the area’s 32 miles of beach, this is one of the best for families thanks to picnic tables, lifeguards, public restrooms, volleyball tournaments, and sandcastle building competitions.

This multi-million dollar entertainment zone is loaded with amusements and rides such as the Iron Shark Rollercoaster, Texas Teacups, and Pier Pileup bumper cars.

Meet Ernest Torres, a master candy maker, as he pulls saltwater taffy—and if you’re luck, he’ll throw you a treat. House-made fudge and malts from an old-fashioned soda machine are other favorites at this Galveston staple.

“The oldest drug store in Texas,” where you can sit at the horseshoe counter while sipping an egg cream or cherry fountain soda.