More Things to Do in the Area
Aside from the Festival of Lights, you can enjoy the other attractions in Moody Gardens as well. The Aquarium Pyramid is among the largest pyramids in the region. It holds a wide range of marine animals and species of fish.
The Discovery Pyramid offers science-oriented activities and exhibits, while the Rainforest Pyramid contains reptiles, animals, birds, tropical plants, butterflies, and rainforest animals like two-toed sloths and monkeys.
Consider visiting Palm Beach as well. The white sand beach has a splash pad play and water park for kids, a lazy river, freshwater lagoons, tower slides, ziplines, hot tub, and tower slides. Moody Gardens has an MG 3D Theater that contains the biggest screen in Texas. There’s also a golf course, convention center, and hotel. Here are other things that you can do in Galveston.
Stewart Beach is a family-friendly beach with restrooms and showers, concessions, snack bars, playground, volleyball courts and umbrella, and chair rentals. There are lifeguards as well.
The Strand is home to Victorian-era buildings and numerous cafés, antique stores, galleries, and restaurants. It is a great place for some shopping, dining, and sightseeing. The Strand also has antiquated candy stores where you can see taffy-making shows.
The 1,130′-long pier is home to colorful structures and roller coasters. The Pleasure Pier also offers fun activities, games, and rides for all ages. There’s an on-site restaurant as well. The pier is open every day so that you can enjoy the attractions with your kids anytime.
Bishop’s Palace boasts a castle-like façade complete with sculpted granite, sandstone, limestone, sculpted granite, towers, and turrets. The grandiose interior displays intricately carved woodwork, fine furnishings, high ceilings, and fireplaces.
Texas Seaport Museum
The Texas Seaport Museum houses Elissa, a 3-masted barque. It’s among the oldest sailing ships today. The museum also offers a glimpse of Port of Galveston’s history and a computer database that contains the names of immigrants who passed through Galveston’s shores. They also offer harbor tours. You can buy the Seaport Package that offers access to the Elissa, museum, and harbor tours for $20 per adult.
The Ocean Star offers a mesmerizing insight into the gas and oil industries through 3 floors of fascinating exhibits and interactive displays. The museum is also available for corporate conferences, dinners, weddings, family reunions, and luncheons. Overnight Camp is offered on the 4th Sunday or 4th Friday for each month.