Local Guide

Galveston was once the largest trading center in Texas and boasts an outsized history and culture all its own. Visit The Strand, Galveston’s downtown district of museums, art galleries and great local shopping. Play a round of golf or take a tour of historic homes. Savor a meal at one of the city’s great restaurants. With seasonal attractions like Mardi Gras, Dickens on the Strand and ArtWalk, you’ll find something to entertain everyone.

Pleasure Pier

Pleasure Pier

Your entire family will love the Pleasure Pier, Galveston’s historic theme park built atop a pier extending out into the Gulf of Mexico. Originally built during World War II, the Pleasure Pier is a Galveston legend. With classic midway games, more than a dozen rides, dining and shopping for the whole family, Pleasure Pier is a local amusement park like no other.

The Jetty Restaurant

The Jetty Restaurant

When you’re in the mood for good times and great cuisine, be sure to check out The Jetty Restaurant at The Holiday Inn Resort. Its menu features a wide array of great selections, made from only the freshest and highest-quality ingredients, with something to please every member of your group.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

Enjoy juicy steaks, fresh fish and of course an endless variety of Shrimp at Texas' first Bubba Gump. Situated along historic Seawall Boulevard, dine over the Gulf on the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier. Enjoy a meal in our entertaining restaurant, outside on the patio or grab a quick bite to-go from Gump on the Run. Admission to the pier is not required to access the restaurant.

Fish Tales

Fish Tales

After an exciting day at the beach, enjoy a dinner featuring legendary Galveston Island seafood at Fish Tales, overlooking the Gulf on Seawall Boulevard, just across the street from the pier. Fish Tales is open for lunch too, meaning you don't have to wander far from the beach for a mouthwatering lunch of fresh Gulf seafood, steaks and salads. Have a sweet tooth? Enjoy the Texas legend that is Blue Bell Homemade Ice Cream. Grab a cone or cup of one of 32 delicious flavors to-go!

Spa San Luis

Spa San Luis

Relax, unwind and rejuvenate at the luxurious Spa & Salon inside The San Luis Hotel. Enjoy a collection of facials, manicures, massages, hydrotherapy baths and more. A fitness center, full-service salon and boutique ensure your every need is met for a memorable day of pampering.

Rainforest Cafe

Rainforest Cafe

Located on the 32-acre Resort, Rainforest Cafe is the wildest place to shop and eat on the Seawall. Bring your family to Rainforest Cafe for a bite of adventure, delicious entrees, desserts and rainforest-themed souvenirs.

Landrys Seafood

Landry’s Seafood

Enjoy exceptional fresh seafood any way you like it – including fresh fish specialties, shrimp, scallops, chicken, pasta dishes and more! If you’re looking for a taste of Gulf Coast tradition, nobody does it better in Galveston than Landry’s, located on the San Luis Resort

Saltgrass

Saltgrass Steak House

For a place that’s Texas to the Bone, look no further than Saltgrass Steak House! Located on Seawall between 15th and 16th Streets, you don't have to walk the legendary Salt Grass Trail to find the best beef on the island. Enjoy a bit of Texas hospitality and sizzling steaks, all just minutes from Holiday Inn Resort Galveston – On the Beach.

Fishermans Wharf

Fisherman’s Wharf

Fisherman’s Wharf, located near the Strand District in Galveston, offers a number of seafood favorites like Shrimp Kisses, fresh red snapper and seafood combination platters. Fisherman’s Wharf also features perfectly prepared chicken, pasta and steak dishes.

Willie Gs

Willie G’s

Relax in an elegant, upscale atmosphere on the popular Pier 21. Serving fresh seafood and steaks.

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