Make the Most of Summer in Galveston

Galveston is one of the most scenic beach towns in the U.S., with historic buildings at every corner, boutique hotels available for those who want to plan a longer Texas Gulf Coast getaway, and award-winning restaurants to satisfy cravings at any hour of the day. If you haven’t planned a summer trip here yet, now’s the time. These 4 bucket list-worthy activities will make this summer one of the most memorable yet.

1. Get a Bird’s-Eye View

If you’re looking to up the ante on your next trip to Galveston, book a helicopter ride. Galveston Helicopters provides tours of the island from high up in the sky, and there’s a number of tour options suited to what you want to see. The seven-mile Great Value Beach Tour gives you a look at the island’s beaches from above, while the Sunset Tour closes out the day with a romantic touch.

2. Travel Back in Time at a Historic Hotel

The summer is a great time to book a weekend trip with your loved ones, and what better place to stay than at The Tremont House and the luxurious Grand Galvez which are rich in history and charm? Lounge by the swimming pool, request breakfast in bed or just take pleasure in living on the grounds for a day or two. We all deserve a getaway.

3. Make a Splash at One of Texas’ Top Water Parks

What child doesn’t love going to the water park? This summer, escape Texas’ heat by going to Schlitterbahn Waterpark. The MASSIV Monster Blaster is a must-see — known to be the tallest water coaster in the world. If roller coaster’s aren’t your thing, how about a ride along the lazy river instead? There’s plenty of other areas of the park to explore, including a swim-up bar.

4. Put Your Fishing Skills to the Test

Calling all fishermen — are you interested in planning a one-of-a-kind trip this summer? Well, then Galveston Island is the place to be. The piers along the Seawall are home to croaker, speckled trout and bull reds. And if you’re in the mood for more of a thrill, set sail for an offshore fishing adventure. You could catch red snapper, mackerel or even sharks — giving you bragging rights for at least a year.

Speaking of fishing trips, discover 8 of the best places to cast your rod and catch some fish — all within 10 miles of the Coastal Point community.

Photos courtesy of: Visit Galveston (Hero Image); Galveston (Helicopter Ride); The Tremont House (The Tremont House); Schlitterbahn Galveston (Waterpark); Galveston (Fishing Piers).