Tiki Island & Galveston at a Glance

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Kathlyn Curtis

Tiki Island & Galveston

Galveston and Tiki Island are great escapes from the city. From strolling the Seawall to the Strand, locals and visitors alike love to take in the historic charm and laid-back beach vibe of the area.

Kathlyn Curtis

The Village of Tiki Island features resort-style living with a marina, sports fishing, and streets bearing tropical names inspiring a round of sundowners. The location makes for a quick getaway from Houston and exploring the rest of Galveston.

@Seawall

The boardwalk provides people-watching all year round, along with parade-watching during Galveston’s celebration of Mardi Gras. The Pleasure Pier provides hours of amusement with rides, carnival games, and souvenir shops. Take in a scenic view of the gulf at Miller’s Seawall Grill where the flounder filled with crab stuffing is a must. Gaido’s has been serving seafood to beachgoers since 1911. Enjoy Sunday brunch at the historic Hotel Galvez or meet for cocktails in their swanky lounge before catching a show at the nearby Grand 1894 Opera House.

@Moody Gardens

Entertainment for the whole family can be found at Moody Gardens which features an aquarium, rainforest, golf course, hotel, and seasonal attractions like the Palm Beach water park in the summer and a wintertime Festival of Lights.

@14th Street

Islanders love to do breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the charming Mosquito Cafe. Pick up sweets and order special occasion cakes at  PattyCakes Bakery. Get your Tex-Mex and margarita fix at The Original Mexican Cafe. Build your own resort collection with the womenswear selection at The Style Co.

@Strand

Be on the lookout for street art and ghost signs featuring the remains of vintage ads in Galveston’s historic downtown. Browse the shops for nautical antiques and island decor for your new beach home. Cool off with sundaes and banana splits at the counter of the Star Drug Store. Listen to jazz in the elegant surroundings of The Tremont House, where the lively  Trio du Jour performs New Orleans classics every Friday and Saturday night from 6-10 pm. Pay a visit to the  Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe where the owners, Wrecks, and Janet, have been keeping the Texas singer-songwriter tradition alive.

@Broadway

Make your first stop in the Visitor’s Center for their helpful maps and guides to the island, along with coupons and special offers for Galveston attractions.  Take a walk along Broadway Street where you can view the grand exteriors of the  Moody Mansion and the  Bishop’s Palace. The East End Historic District shows off vestiges of Galveston’s gilded age with homes sporting stained glass, ornate millwork, and inviting verandas. Uprooted trees from Hurricane Ike have been transformed into works of art that grace many yards in the neighborhood. The Architectural Salvage Warehouse is a haven for homeowners looking to spruce up their Galveston homes with historic flair.

@Pier 21

Take a tour of the harbor and board the Seagull II at the Texas Seaport Museum, near the towering masts of the Tall Ship ELISSA. The one-hour cruise provides views of the port’s mix of commerce and nature from drilling rigs to dolphin sightings. Challenge an opponent to a chess match on the oversized chess board painted on concrete with giant pawns and queens. Watch the sun go down on the patio of the Olympia Grill where you can chill on the patio and partake in their happy hour menu.

For more information on Houston neighborhoods and home values, please contact Kathlyn at kat@whyilovehouston.com.

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Tiki Island & Galveston at a Glance

Content provided by Trip Chandler and presented by

Content provided by Trip Chandler and presented by

Kathlyn Curtis

Tiki Island & Galveston

Galveston and Tiki Island are great escapes from the city. From strolling the Seawall to the Strand, locals and visitors alike love to take in the historic charm and laid-back beach vibe of the area.

Kathlyn Curtis

The Village of Tiki Island features resort-style living with a marina, sports fishing, and streets bearing tropical names inspiring a round of sundowners. The location makes for a quick getaway from Houston and exploring the rest of Galveston.

@Seawall

The boardwalk provides people-watching all year round, along with parade-watching during Galveston’s celebration of Mardi Gras. The Pleasure Pier provides hours of amusement with rides, carnival games, and souvenir shops. Take in a scenic view of the gulf at Miller’s Seawall Grill where the flounder filled with crab stuffing is a must. Gaido’s has been serving seafood to beachgoers since 1911. Enjoy Sunday brunch at the historic Hotel Galvez or meet for cocktails in their swanky lounge before catching a show at the nearby Grand 1894 Opera House.

@Moody Gardens

Entertainment for the whole family can be found at Moody Gardens which features an aquarium, rainforest, golf course, hotel, and seasonal attractions like the Palm Beach water park in the summer and a wintertime Festival of Lights.

@14th Street

Islanders love to do breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the charming Mosquito Cafe. Pick up sweets and order special occasion cakes at  PattyCakes Bakery. Get your Tex-Mex and margarita fix at The Original Mexican Cafe. Build your own resort collection with the womenswear selection at The Style Co.

@Strand

Be on the lookout for street art and ghost signs featuring the remains of vintage ads in Galveston’s historic downtown. Browse the shops for nautical antiques and island decor for your new beach home. Cool off with sundaes and banana splits at the counter of the Star Drug Store. Listen to jazz in the elegant surroundings of The Tremont House, where the lively  Trio du Jour performs New Orleans classics every Friday and Saturday night from 6-10 pm. Pay a visit to the  Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe where the owners, Wrecks, and Janet, have been keeping the Texas singer-songwriter tradition alive.

@Broadway

Make your first stop in the Visitor’s Center for their helpful maps and guides to the island, along with coupons and special offers for Galveston attractions.  Take a walk along Broadway Street where you can view the grand exteriors of the  Moody Mansion and the  Bishop’s Palace. The East End Historic District shows off vestiges of Galveston’s gilded age with homes sporting stained glass, ornate millwork, and inviting verandas. Uprooted trees from Hurricane Ike have been transformed into works of art that grace many yards in the neighborhood. The Architectural Salvage Warehouse is a haven for homeowners looking to spruce up their Galveston homes with historic flair.

@Pier 21

Take a tour of the harbor and board the Seagull II at the Texas Seaport Museum, near the towering masts of the Tall Ship ELISSA. The one-hour cruise provides views of the port’s mix of commerce and nature from drilling rigs to dolphin sightings. Challenge an opponent to a chess match on the oversized chess board painted on concrete with giant pawns and queens. Watch the sun go down on the patio of the Olympia Grill where you can chill on the patio and partake in their happy hour menu.

For more information on Houston neighborhoods and home values, please contact Kathlyn at kat@whyilovehouston.com.

Or to download this page (with links), please click here.  

Content provided by www.tripchandler.com

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