Hard to Beat Acts in Galveston

Hard to Beat Acts in Galveston

Everywhere you look in Galveston, there’s an opportunity for natural beauty and slip-sliding fun!

  • Galveston Sure Likes its Brunch

    Galveston’s many thousands of hungry residents take the topic of weekend Brunch fairly seriously. In response the city’s neighborhoods have raced to the finish line with menus featuring modern bites and killer cocktails. Chow down at these favorites....

    Farley Girls Cafe

    Farley Girls Cafe is a charmingly inspired spot that always pushes ahead with inventive entrees. Order a breakfast pizza with lox and cream cheese, the chicken schnitzel over waffles, or hashed barbecue pork.

    Mosquito Cafe

    Comfortably hidden over in the East End, one of Galveston’s most historic neighborhoods, Mosquito Cafe is a quaint venture that might brag about an eclectic style and its old-time charm. A food affair awaits, made from scratch.

    Number 13

    Number 13 is an elegant fixture that primarily serves steak and seafood. However, their spicy Bloody Mary bar opens for the weekend and things only get better from there. An upscale feast of succulent brunch awaits.

  • Have a Sultry Evening in Galveston

    Galveston has everything you’re looking for in a night out on the town. See where our recommendations take you....

    Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe

    Built up within the historic district of Post Office Street, Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe remains one of Galveston’s best venues for live music. It’s a quirky place that remains open till noon the following day, with a strict policy against lousy cover bands.

    O’Malley’s Stage Door

    During an evening spent in Galveston’s arts and entertainment district, you’d be wise to include a peek into O’Malley’s Stage Door. This authentic Irish pub has been filling pints with more than one hundred varieties of beer for a dozen years now.


    While a majority of the nightlife to be found in Galveston caters to beachgoers, 21 is an upscale exception to the rule. Throw a monkey wrench into blasé nightlife with this trendy alternative. Enjoy one of twenty martinis listed on the menu and a freshly cut cigar.

  • Headlines for Texas' Largest Mardi Gras

    Galveston is proud to host the most ambitious Mardi Gras celebration in the state of Texas....

    Country music star Stoney LaRue and chart-topping alternative rock band Sugar Ray are scheduled to headline performances at this month’s Mardi Gras festivities in Galveston, which goes live on Friday, February 17th and spills over into Saturday. Every year our city is proud to host the most ambitious Mardi Gras celebration in the state of Texas.

    Famed for producing superhits like “Every Morning,” “Someday,” and “When It’s Over,” Sugar Ray is a veteran of the entertainment industry with over thirty years of rock heritage. Galveston will get a head start on the bead-throwing madness, beginning a few days before Fat Tuesday itself. This leaves room for a host of related activities, including Electric Mardi Gras, an area dedicated to non-stop DJs and laser light shows, and the all-new Fiesta Gras, featuring Tejano music and a performance by La Mafia on February 19th.

    Click here to purchase tickets online, or grab them at the gate.

  • A Great Big Quenching Gulp

    In Texas, a cool refreshing beverage is always on the menu. Quench your winter thirst and savor the taste of hops and spirits this month....

    January 18th @ 4:00 pm

    Galveston Island Brewing is hosting Greg Whitaker for a 90-minute interactive demonstration that introduces the fundamentals of beer brewing, following up with a tour of the brewery. Smell, taste, and talk among fellow participants in a pleasant afternoon of beer basics.

    January 20th @ 7:00 pm

    Celebrate the January anniversary of the Eighteenth Amendment dressed in your finest 1920s attire. Drunken Monkeyz will be playing music from the era, with a Speakeasy code word. Through the evening half-hour Prohibition tours will be available.

    January 21th @ 10:00 am

    Intersection of 23rd Street and The Strand

    Galveston is heating up this winter, thanks to global warming and the 8th Annual Yaga’s Chili Quest & Beer Fest. The festival pairs live music and craft vendors with a delicious cook off and beer tastings, plus an eight o’clock party (January 20th) at Yaga’s Cafe.

  • Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark

    A trip to Galveston is officially incomplete without a trip to Schlitterbahn, hailed as one of the country’s top water parks....

    Treat yourself to an afternoon ride on the lazy river, glide like an eagle across the zip line, or soak up the sun’s rays in the privacy of your own cabana.

  • The Pleasure Pier

    After pulling itself together following the devastation wrought by Hurricane Ike, the Pleasure Pier takes you on a nostalgic trip back in time ...

    with its completely redeveloped boardwalk and more than a dozen amusement rides. Kids of all ages will enjoy bumper cars and candy concessions. 

  • Galveston Island State Park

    Galveston’s 2,000-acre wildlife park has all the right ingredients for nature lovers....

    Its campsites are outfitted to power the modern amenities and there’s many hours worth of biking, hiking, and flounder fishing to be had. Join a tour for turtles every Thursday at 10:00 am.