Gallop Through Galveston on a TX Bus Charter Rental

Sun, Surf & Shopping on the Texas Gulf Coast

Galveston is an island city on the Gulf of Mexico with a colorful past. It all gets played out in the city’s six historic districts. Add 14 museums and 20 art galleries, not to mention several historic homes and mansions, and there’s a lot to see and do.

The Lone Star Flight Museum and the Texas Seaport Museum are popular attractions, while kids will enjoy the replica of a tropical rain forest in Moody Gardens and the roller coasters at the long-standing Pleasure Pier.

Looking for some sun and fun? Galveston has more than 30 miles of beaches.

With an extensive fleet of mini buses, party buses and luxury coaches, US Coachways provides city bus charters to locations throughout Texas, including Austin, Houston and San Antonio. Our affordable bus rental rates and personal customer service make us a great choice for community organizations, church groups and team travel as well as special events such as bachelor parties, wedding activities, birthdays and anniversaries. You can count our accounts specialists, dispatchers and drivers for a smooth and safe ride on your trip through the Lone Star State.

What to Do and See in Galveston

Once a pirate refuge, Galveston Island has seen its share of calamities. Yet the worst natural disaster in U.S. history could not erase the tranquility of a Galveston sunset. There is more to do, however, in this vacation hot spot than enjoy the view, from surfing to roller coasters, fine restaurants and Victorian-age mansions. Below are just some of the many points of interest worth a visit during your trip to Galveston.


  • Entertainment & Amusement Parks — From beach concerts to water slides, there is no shortage of amusements in Galveston. East Beach is famous for its great festivals and live concerts held throughout the summer months. For family fun, explore Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier with its Ferris wheel, roller coasters and arcades or slide down Schlitterbahn Water Park's extensive water rides.
  • Arts & Cultural — Galveston has its own symphony orchestra as well as The Galveston Ballet, which performs at The Grand 1894 Opera House. The Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum is one of the many museums to visit to learn about this city's colorful past or stroll along The Strand with its array of art galleries. The Galveston Railroad Museum and the Lone Star Flight Museum are other popular attractions.
  • Restaurants & Shopping — Dining is a Galveston highpoint. The specialty is fresh-caught Gulf Coast cuisine, but you'll find restaurants for every taste, from upscale continental and hip fusion to authentic Tex-Mex and down-home barbecue. The Strand National Historic Landmark District is the main shopping and entertainment district with its quaint shops, art galleries and restaurants in a Victorian-era setting. Hit “Gallery Row” in the city’s historic downtown for antiques, sculptures, photography, jewelry and fine arts among other unique items for sale.
  • Golf Courses & Sports Venues — Among the many golf courses nestled in between Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, Galveston Country Club is the oldest in Texas and while a private course, it is open to visitors. Moody Gardens is known as one of the most popular municipal golf courses in Texas while Magic Carpet Golf features two, colorful 18-hole courses with innovative touches.
  • Historic Sites & Landmarks — This is a great city to explore if you like historical exhibits, antiques, museums and Civil War and Victorian-era history. Galveston is famed for its preservation of historic 19th century buildings, including the Grand 1894 Opera House, the Bishop's Palace and Ashton Villa, which is the site of the holiday "Juneteenth" that celebrates the 1859 emancipation of all slaves in Texas. There are six historic districts in Galveston with 60 structures on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Parks & Outdoor Activities — As an island city, Galveston's surrounding waterways are the playgrounds for the rich and famous and have been since its days as a pirate settlement. Stewart Beach was named one of the "10 Best Beaches for Families" by Family Vacation Critic in 2013. Other popular activities here include sport fishing on Galveston Bay, birding at Galveston Island State Park and surfing and hiking along the Galveston Seawall.
  • Zoos & Aquariums — There are two major aquariums located here: at the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier and at Moody Gardens Botanical Park. Moody Gardens' featured attractions also include wildlife from the rainforest, including free-roaming monkeys and two-toed sloths.
  • Other Points of Interest — One of the many ways to get out and see the sights surrounding this island is, of course, from the water. Experience the elegance and romance of the paddlewheel from a bygone era aboard the Colonel, a triple deck sternwheeler, of take a dolphin tour aboard the Seagull II, the Texas Seaport Museum's 50-foot, twin-engine motor vessel.

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