Galveston, Texas, is one of the most highly attractive tourism destinations in the state, and a brief look at its history and culture will reveal why.
Visitors and locals can enjoy stunning views of the waterfront, the bustling streetscape, and the historical Victorian architecture all within walking distance of one another. If you are searching for the best spot to view historic Galveston, take a look at a few suggestions below.
The Strand National Historic Landmark District
Buildings along the Strand in Galveston are known for their Victorian architecture. Simply walking along the Strand gives you a great view of the numerous buildings that have been restored to their original beauty.
Fisherman’s Wharf at Pier 22
Fisherman’s Wharf at Pier 22 is one of the best seafood restaurants in the area. It’s a massive building, with ample seating inside and out. Guests can enjoy the freshest seafood and best views of the harbor and the 1877 Tall Ship Elissa.
Olympia The Grill at Pier 21
Those searching for the best Greek food in Galveston along with a beautiful waterfront view can stop into Olympia The Grill at Pier 21. Chefs combine Greek, Creole, and Gulf Coast cuisine into amazing, one-of-a-kind dishes you are sure to love. Olympia is consistently ranked as being among the best dining experiences in Galveston, offering the best views of the working harbor and the arrival and departure of the cruise ships.
Baywatch Dolphin Tours
Dolphin watching is a great way to spend an afternoon while in Galveston. Baywatch Dolphin Tours is a dolphin-friendly boat tour that offers unique views of Galveston Bay and the wild life that make it home.
Harbor House Hotel and Marina at Pier 21
If you are consumed by a room with a view, you will want to book a room with a view you are sure to love. This harborside hotel was recently renovated. You’ll feel as though you’ve stepped into a design magazine with the stylish décor and pops of bold orange throughout the hotel.
In addition to harbor views, the rooms also come with the added amenities of onsite boat slips and free Wi-Fi. One more major added plus, beach and poolside access at the Hotel Galvez & Spa with a free shuttle ride from the hotel at your convenience. This is the only hotel in Galveston that is right on the harbor.
Willie G’s Seafood and Steak House
Those looking for a delicious meal, where you can enjoy outstanding seafood in a formal, yet relaxing setting while still having a great view of the harbor and a marina, can visit Willie G’s Seafood and Steak House.
The Rooftop Bar at the Tremont House
There is no better spot to get a view of Galveston than the Rooftop Bar at the Tremont House. Patrons can enjoy watching the sunset over the water, people watching, and viewing the beautiful architecture that makes up Galveston. During the summer months, it is a great spot to watch the Seawall fireworks display that takes place every Sunday evening, June through August.
If you are searching for places with the best views of Galveston, take a look at the properties owned by Mitchell Historic Properties. You can learn more about our diverse array of tenants online. Tourists and locals hoping to see Galveston in a whole new light should keep their eye out for Mitchell Historic Properties.