Save 40% Off Attractions With Galveston Island Pass

Save 40% Off Attractions With Galveston Island Pass

Save 40% off Galveston Island attractions with a Galveston Island Pass.  Now is a perfect time to experience some of Galveston Island’s unique attractions at an affordable price. The Galveston Island Pass is your key to adventure and savings while exploring the numerous attractions that make Galveston Island so special.

The Galveston Island Pass is sold exclusively at Galveston Island Pass

The pass allows you to select attractions that save you up to 40% off admission prices when you choose to visit four or more participating attractions. The pass must be used within 30 days of purchase.  Please note the schedule of operations for each attraction are outlined in the terms and conditions. Each attraction operates independently and on a limited schedule.

We’ve selected four attractions for a family of 2 adults and 2 children for a total of $81.00.

61st Street Fishing Pier
The 61st Street Fishing Pier has provided family friendly fishing fun out in the Gulf of Mexico since 1968. The pier extends out over the Gulf of Mexico making it the best spot for regular catches of red fish, black drum, trout, and sharks. Enjoy the fresh ocean air with your friends and family without getting your feet wet. It’s also a great place to people watch, watch the sunrise or sunset, or grab a cold beverage. Adult Island Pass price is $6.00 and child is $3.60.

Galveston Water Adventures – Dolphin Sightseeing Tour
This one hour tour is aboard Cruise-N-Time, a twin engine open-air tour boat that departs from Pier 21. The tour is of Galveston’s harbor to see birds and marine life. The boat typically gets up close to view playful dolphins jumping. It’s great for the whole family. There are two tours a day, weather permitting.  Adult Island Pass price is $8.22 and child is $5.46.

Galveston Water Adventures

Galveston Railroad Museum
The Galveston Railroad Museum boasts one of the largest restored railroad collections in the Southwest. It is one of the five largest railroad museums in the country. with numerous railroad memorabilia and exhibits, including more than 40 pieces of locomotives and rolling stock.  Adult Island Pass price is $6.00 and child is $3.00.

American Undersea Warfare Center, Seawolf Park
Immerse yourself in adventure and history at the American Undersea Warfare Center. This unique attraction gives you the opportunity to explore two historic World War II undersea vessels, the USS Cavalla and the USS Stewart.

The USS Cavalla is best known for sinking the Japanese aircraft carrier Shokaku, a veteran of the Pearl Harbor attack. The USS Stewart is the only Edsall-class destroyer escort preserved in the United States.  Adult Island Pass price is $6.00 and child is $3.00.

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Galveston Island July 4th Parade and Fireworks

Galveston Island July 4th Parade and Fireworks

Galveston Island July 4th Parade And Fireworks will beWednesday July, 4, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. The glittering parade will feature a procession of floats, decorated military vehicles, and performers.

The parade kicks off at 7:30 p.m. starting at 59th Street and Seawall Boulevard. The parade travels east and ends at 25th Street and Seawall Boulevard.

After the parade, the dazzling 20 minute fireworks show will be launched over the Gulf of Mexico at 9:15 p.m. near 37th Street and Seawall Boulevard. A great viewing spot for the fireworks is The Spot, located at 32nd Street and Seawall Boulevard.

Rain Date: July 5, 2018

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Galveston Island Sunday Night Fireworks

Galveston Island Sunday Night Fireworks

Galveston Island Sunday night fireworks are free and fun. The fireworks are sponsored by the Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The beachfront fireworks shows takes place at 9:00 p.m.every Sunday through September 2, 2018. The fireworks are launched over the Gulf of Mexico near 37th Street and Seawall Boulevard. Prime viewing spots are Brick House Tavern and Tap and Joe’s Crab Shack both located at 35th and Seawall Boulevard.

The fireworks shows provide an opportunity for visitors to extend their weekends and enjoy additional things to do on the island. The crowds typically thin out on a Sunday and it’s easier to maneuver around the island. In addition, mid-week lodging rates are significantly lower Sunday through Thursday night.

Seazatt View Condo has availability for mid-week nights. Mention this post and receive an additional 15% off nightly rental rate.

 

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Galveston Island Weekend Activities June 15 – 17, 2018

Galveston Island Weekend Activities June 15 – 17, 2018

Galveston Island Weekend Activities June 15 – 17, 2018

 

Bands on the Sand at Palm Beach at Moody Gardens  The summer music series schedule for Friday, June 15, 2018 is the The Slags and Saturday, June 16, 2018, is The Max.   Admission is $15 and children age 3 and younger get in for free. The bands play from 6:00 to 10:00 pm and ends with a fireworks display over Offats Bayou, overlooking the Moody Gardens pyramids.

Free Sandcastle Building Lessons at Stewart Beach on Saturday, June 16, 2018 from 8:00 to 4:00 pm.  Visitors can participate in “Sandcastle Days” events to receive free sandcastle building lessons from a professional sandcastle builder.  Equipment will be provided on a limited basis and participants are encouraged to bring their own sand buckets and shovels.

Galveston Family Beach Challenge  will be held Sunday, June 17, 2018 from 11:00 to 5:00 pm. at Stewart Beach.  The challenge transforms a portion of Stewart Beach into a gigantic obstacle course allowing families to compete in life-size versions of classic games.  This event is free to the public and families will have the chance to win the grand prize of a $500 gift card plus tickets to island attractions.

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Galveston Island Yaga’s Wild Game Cook Off May 11 & 12

Galveston Island Yaga’s Wild Game Cook Off May 11 & 12

The 22nd Annual Galveston Island Yaga’s Wild Game Cook Off will be held Friday, May 11th and Saturday, May 12th.  The Cook Off benefits the Yaga’s Childrens Fund.  The Cook Off takes place at Pier 21 which is located at 21st Street and Harborside on beautiful Galveston Island,Texas.

Everyone is invited to participate. The competition is an excellent way for backyard chefs and outdoor enthusiasts to show off their culinary skills.  Come and enjoy some good old-fashioned fun, fellowship and food.

The Yaga’s Children’s Fund has allocated an excess of $1,000,000 for Galveston County children’s charities through out the past 22 years. The Wild Game BBQ Cook-off is now the premiere spring event in downtown Galveston.

ENTERTAINMENT

Saturday, May 12, 2018
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Rozy
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Vegas Stars
8:00 pm – 9:00 pm Awards
9:00 pm – 10:30 pm Vegas Stars

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GALVESTON HISTORICAL FOUNDATION HOMES TOUR – MAY 5 & 6 & 12 & 13, 2018

GALVESTON HISTORICAL FOUNDATION HOMES TOUR – MAY 5 & 6 & 12 & 13, 2018

GALVESTON HISTORICAL FOUNDATION HOMES TOUR – MAY 5 & 6 & 12 & 13, 2018

Galveston Historical Foundation 44th Annual Homes Tour is the first two weekends in May. The Galveston Historical Foundation opens the doors to Galveston’s architectural history through public tours of privately owned homes. Large, small, and everything in between, the 2018 tour will have something for everyone.  There are 8 historic homes on tour for 2018.

The Galveston Historic Homes Tour is held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 5th and Sunday, May 6th. The Homes Tour is also Saturday, May 12th and Sunday, May 13th. You can start at any of the homes on tour. There is not a set path of homes to see in any particular order. Tours can start at any of the homes and you are able to view them in the order you prefer.

Tickets are $30 prior to May 4, 2018 and $35 after. Tickets can be used all four days of the tour, however, you can only view a home once.

The Galveston Historical Foundation will also be presenting two select properties as part of a Rehabilitation in Progress showcase. These homes show how the Galveston Historical Foundation continues to preserve the island’s history through inventive green technologies and stewardship.

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What To Do Galveston Island Third Coast Music Festival April 26 – 29

What To Do Galveston Island Third Coast Music Festival April 26 – 29

The inaugural Third Coast Music Festival takes center stage Thursday, April 26th to Sunday, April 29th, 2018.  Forty bands and 50 shows will be held at numerous venues on historic Galveston Island.

This new island festival features bands of numerous genres and venues across Galveston Island. This is a unique experience for guests to hear some of the nation’s best live music while interacting with various venues and locations on Galveston Island.  Click here for a lineup of bands.

GENERAL ADMISSION & VIP WRISTBANDS

General Admission wristbands are $50 and allows access to all official festival performances. VIP wristbands are $125 and allows access to all official festival performances, exclusive VIP only events, merchandise and more. VIP wristbands are limited and once they’re gone, they’re gone!

 

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What To Do Galveston Island Beach Revue 2018 April 28th

What To Do Galveston Island Beach Revue 2018 April 28th

The 10th Annual Galveston Island Beach Revue 2018 is Saturday, April 28 from 5 – 8 p.m. held at Beach Central, 2102 Seawall Boulevard.  This popular Bathing Beauties Contest is where vintage past meets present day fun.

Bathing beauty contestants from across the country will catwalk across Galveston’s historic shoreline modeling vintage inspired swim wear and accessories that echo the “good ole days” of Galveston’s summertime history.  Click here for more information.

The Beach Revue continues to grow each year and is officially the City of Galveston’s “Kick Off to Summer” event.

HISTORY OF GALVESTON ISLAND BEACH REVUE

The Galveston Island  beauty contest began in the summer of 1920 and since then has been the kick off for tourist season each year. By 1928, the event had become so popular, the Island’s population was said to have tripled during the event weekend.

These beauty contests are said to have been the beginning of what we know today as the Miss Universe Pageant. The famed Galveston Bathing Beauties contests ended in 1932 due in part to the Great Depression.

The Galveston Island Beach Revue was resurrected into a contemporary two-day, family-friendly event in 2009.

BANDS AND BOMBSHELLS CONCERTS

Galveston Island Bands & Bombshells Concerts

The Beach Revue isn’t just great competitors and vintage cars. It’s also stage to great vintage and vintage inspired music.  Check out the lineup of artists for 2018 and dust off your dance shoes for an afternoon of great live music.

HOT ROD AND CLASSIC CAR SHOW

Galveston Island Hot Rod & Classic Car Show

The Beach Revue’s newest addition is the Hot Rod and Classic Car Show. This event is also on Saturday, April 28th between 1 – 5 p.m. Admission is free to view the cars and is part of an afternoon of vintage-inspired fun.

Traffic and parking will be a challenge, therefore we recommend using the Galveston Island Trolley Bus. Seazatt View Condo and Useazatt View Condo are a short .2 mile walk to a bus stop located at 69th street and Seawall Boulevard.

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Where To Eat Galveston Island Sapori Italian Restaurant

Where To Eat Galveston Island Sapori Italian Restaurant

Where To Eat Galveston Island Sapori Italian Restaurant

Our favorite italian restaurant on Galveston Island, TX is Sapori Italian Restaurant.  Sapori’s is located at 7611 Steward Road. It’s a .3 mile or a 6 minute walk from both Seazatt View Condo and Useazatt View Condo.

Sapori Italian Restaurant is family owned and offers Old World-style favorites.  Their specialities include spaghetti with eggplant, home made ravioli, and Sicilian riccota dumplings.  All entries are hand prepared, so plan on a 1 1/2 to 2 hour dining experience.

We suggest starting with the Arancini or Rice Balls. They are made with sweet peas, rag’u sauce and mozzarella cheese.  There are 4 to an order and they are a good size.  All entries are served with Insalata Mista salad and warm, crusty bread with fresh herb and olive oil dipping sauce.

Our favorite dishes are the Pollo Alla Panna and the Gamberi Al Marinara. Portions are plentiful and we typically take leftovers home.

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Arancini
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Gamberi Al Marinara

Another reason Sapori’s is our favorite italian restaurant is it’s BYOB. Diners are encouraged to bring a bottle of wine or two. There is no corkage fee. The staff is friendly and they greet your table with wineglasses in hand. Our bill which includes 2 entrees and a appetizer is typically $60.

Sapori’s is a small place with a casual atmosphere with about 10 tables. It is closed on Mondays and opened Tuesday through Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. They also have a lunch menu.

 

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Galveston Island 16th Annual 2018 FeatherFest

Galveston Island 16th Annual 2018 FeatherFest

Galveston Island 16th Annual 2018 FeatherFest takes place from Tuesday, April 17th and concludes on Sunday, April 22nd.

Galveston Island is one of the top locations in the country for birding. The island has a rich variety of natural habitats within its 32 miles.

The beaches, wetlands, grasslands, woods, ponds, and bays are home to many common year-round bird species. There are numerous others that visit briefly or for part of the year.

The area is truly one of the best places in the country to bird because the Texas coast is on the Central Flyway, a broad, hourglass-shaped migratory flight path that extends from Alaska to South America.

More than three hundred species of birds stop here on their way south or north, and the best months to see them are March and April.

For a complete list of activities and schedule, visit GalvestonFeatherFest

 

 

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