The Strand is Galveston's historic district located at the northwestern end of the island and is a fun place to spend a sunny afternoon. If you get tired of the beach and trashy seawalk joints, head to the Strand where you'll find
One of the funnest things to do in Galveston is also one of the free-est. Follow Ferry Street north, away from the beach, but stay in the right lane, bypassing the line of idling cars, and pull into the free parking at the road's end.
The Galveston Seawall is nice to walk on and fun for people watching, but rather light on sand. A few sandy spots appear at low tide, but overall you get waves crashing into broken concrete. At the end of the seawall is the first
This is the spot for waitstaff in tuxes and Frank Sinatra music piped in. Shearn's sits atop the Moody Gardens hotel -- make reservations and ask for a window table to see the sunset. Seafood, of course, gets top billing. Don't expect
A beachfront hotel directly across the street from the Gulf of Mexico on Galveston Island,the San Luis Resort & Spa is a beautiful hotel. Staff are friendly and food is incredible at the various restaurants located on he property.