One of the best sights along the Seawall in Galveston is the Pleasure Pier. If you have been, and are missing the view, you can check out the surfcam. It will remind you how nice it is to have the opportunity to visit in person.
A collection of Hermit Crabs for purchase can be found at Murdoch’s in Galveston. Also, a little known secret about this gift shop on the Seawall is that they have a great patio overlooking the Gulf with rocking chairs to relax in for a while. But still, the Hermit Crabs are the most fun in the place.
If you find yourself in Galveston on a cloudy day, the Aquarium Pyramid at Moody Gardens is a great place for some indoor fun.
Located on the East side of Galveston Island, Beachtown is always one of my favorite places to launch a sunset walk on the beach. The homes are beautiful and if you time things right, you might just have the whole beach to yourself.
Having breakfast for lunch today at IHOP, and it all started with pancakes! This is a great location that overlooks the Seawall and Gulf of Mexico. I lingered here for a while, watching the waves come in.
This is one of my favorite seafood restaurants in Galveston. Willie G’s has a great happy hour and you can sit out on the deck and enjoy the scenery. I recommend planning your visit near sunset.
Fort San Jacinto Historic Site is a ruin of a defensive position located overlooking the Ship Channel. To get there, just take Seawall Blvd all the way to the end where you will find a parking lot with great views of the shipping lanes. There is an old gun emplacement right there in the parking area that you can climb on. For the brave, you can head down to the shore and scramble across the rocks for a long ways in the Galveston sunshine. Eventually, you will run across the ruins. I was hoping for cool graffiti, but found a lot of scary stuff instead. There were a few pieces I liked, but this is probably not a nice picnic spot despite the awesome views from on top of the old fort.