Rich with local flavor and creative residents, Galveston is one of the best places in Texas to enjoy a day out on the town. Among the numerous fun things to do in Galveston is to explore the variety of unique shops and boutiques in the area, as well as enjoy a bite to eat at a number of delicious restaurants. If you’re looking for a fun way to spend your day, here is a guide to where to go and what to do in Galveston. These are the can’t-miss places for dining and shopping in Galveston, guaranteed to fill you with fun finds and good food.
Eighteen Seventy One: Anyone with love for history, specifically that of Galveston days gone by, will enjoy a visit to Eighteen Seventy One. The shop carries a variety of interesting antique goods, such as vintage toys and local products like glass artistry and candles. Shoppers at Eighteen Seventy One are also contributing to the community, as proceeds go towards the Galveston Historical Foundation.
Gracie’s: For those looking for a special gift for a friend or loved one, Gracie’s is a Galveston shopping favorite. Beautiful jewelry and luxurious soaps are among the items you can find at the shop. There are a wide variety of things you will fall in love with, each hand-selected for its unique beauty.
Beef Jerky Outlet: This Texas favorite is packed with all types of high-end jerky, and your mouth will start watering from the moment you walk in the door. With over 200 varieties of jerky, the Beef Jerky Outlet is an excellent place to find a delicious gift- or something for yourself to snack on. In addition to jerky, the shop also carries infused peanut butter, traditional Texas seasoning mixes, and even chocolate-covered bugs for the prankster in your family.
Pier 21: After a day of fun purchases, your appetite will be clamoring for attention. Visit Pier 21 located on Galveston’s Historic Harbor in the Historic Strand Seaport Area. Pier 21 offers a variety of restaurants with indoor and outdoor dining. While dining, visitors will often see cruise ships, harbor tours, shrimp boats, and tug boats hard at work as well as frequent dolphin and marine wildlife sightings.
With the long list of incredible places to shop and dine in Galveston, this guide barely brushes the surface. Be sure to check out the Mitchell Historic Properties blog to learn more about the top spots in Galveston, beloved by both locals and tourists alike.