You can feed the seagulls, take great photos, surf when the wind's good, eat lots and lots of seafood, go to beach parties, take a horseback ride along the beach, rent bicycles to ride around town or on the beach, go to The Strand for shopping, the railroad museum, the many attractions of Moody Gardens, take tours of mansions, and go on the Elyssa ship. There's lots to see in Galveston.
The Strand National Historic District is located on the east end" of Galveston Island. Originally, it just included Strand Street, but the recent surge in development in the area has created overflow for the better. When Islanders speak of "The Strand" we're really talking about downtown Glaveston including Strand Street, Pier's 19-22 and extending west to Post Office Street. Mechanic and Post Office Streets have really blossemed lately. Post Office seems to wanting of an identity separate from that of the Strand which may be why it calls itself the "Art and Entertainment District."
The Strand is easily the social and shopping center of the island. It sussessfully balances it's turn of the century image with it's modern offerings. By day, The Strand is crawling with shoppers besieging the many outlet stores, gift ships, chain stores, and art galleries that can be found there. At night, The Strand transforms itself it a giant, outdoor party as islanders and tourist alike head for the variety of bars, cafes, and clubs there.
This aquarium is located in a pyramide shaped building. It looked very inviting so we thought we should visit it..
More people had the same idea there was a line, not that large but it was a line. We got in line and started waiting............and waiting despite that the length of the line wasn't that long it didn't really went fast...in fact in took ages, we don't know if a ticket machine was broken or just the inexperience of the people behind the counter. After fifteen minutes and just a few feet of progress we decided to get out of line...we never saw the aquarium...but it must be nice....
But better buy your tickets online that saves you the line....(we should have known that).
Picture taken June 3, 2003 10:10
The moody gardens aquarium was the best aquariums we went to on our trip from Phoenix to Key West and we went to several. We also visited the rainforest in Moody gardens, although it was nice it was not worth the entrance fee. On the other hand the aquarium was worth everycent of the entrance fee,since we only wanted to see the aquarium and the rain forest we bought separate tickets but you can buy a combined ticket to see all the Moody gardens attractions but that is expensive. We especially enjoyed the seal and penguin exhibits. Small shark tunnel too
We took a tour around the 3 pyramids of Moody Gardens. It was pretty cool. The first one is an aquarium. It's not too bad---I was a little let down since I was expecting a great deal more but it was still fun to watch the sharks swim around and the penguins. The next pyramid is a Rainforest--now that was neat! You walk in and you really feel like you stepped into a rainforest. The last pyramid was the discovery pyramid--this is mainly for young children with interactive things to learn about sound and such. On the whole it was a fun outing but a bit of a let down.
went on a road trip with my friends, and basically spend the whole day on the beach. the beach really isn't as terrible as is heard, but isn't too great either. off the galveston island, are residential beaches, which are open to the public. These beaches are not maintained in the sense that there were seaweeds all around. My friends and i ended driving furthur down to look for another beach as the seaweeds attracted bugs and were smelly. can't remember the exact location of this beach, but it is a small, decent, rather clean beach. just pass citgo on the opposite side