There are tons of Things To Do in Galveston With Kids — we had the chance to stay a few days after our cruise and I can’t wait to share all the fun things we did!
Things To Do in Galveston With Kids
The Galveston Island Pass is a great way to save on admission to many of the museums and attractions the city has to offer. Choose from a list of activities to customize a pass for you and your family. We used our passes to get into many different places.
Texas Seaport Museum and Tall Ship Elissa
Our kids had a great time at the Texas Seaport Museum and Tall Ship Elissa. They got to learn about the history of sailing and the tools that were used throughout the years. They spent about 30 minutes playing on typewriters in the museum — so funny to watch my three-year-old get a kick out of that! We then climbed on board the Tall Ship Elissa, which is open to visitors to check out during the summer season. So fun!
The one-hour dolphin watching trip from Harbor Tours was probably our favorite thing that we did. The captain of the ship told us a little about the history of Galveston during our tour, and we got to see several dolphins along the way. The kids loved watching for the dolphins in the water, and I loved that they got to learn more about the city. We even got to see the shipwreck out in the bay!
Star Drug Store
This old-fashioned pharmacy serves breakfast and lunch, along with malts, shakes, and other frozen treats. The kids loved getting a special dessert and sitting at the bar. It was a treat for us grown-ups, too!
Galveston Duck Tours
My son loved riding in this amphibious vehicle. The majority of the tour took place in Downtown Galveston, talking about the different buildings and mansions. We only spent about 20 minutes in the water, which was a bit disappointing. Also, if you’ve been on duck tours in other cities, don’t expect to get a whistle on this tour.
LaKing’s Confectionery on The Strand is a fun candy store known for its salt water taffy. If you visit during the summer, you might even get to see the Taffy Man pulling salt water taffy. This fun experience is great for kids — he throws samples to the audience as the taffy machine packages and drops pieces of candy.
We didn’t have a chance to stop by Moody Gardens during this trip, but definitely keep it in mind if you’re planning a visit to Galveston. It’s one of my son’s favorite places!
We had such an amazing time checking out all the things to do in Galveston with kids! Thanks to the Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau for arranging our trip and providing us with accommodations and food.