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This Father's Day, give the gift of travel and experiences in Galveston, Texas.
Galveston is the perfect destination to celebrate Father's Day. Whether you are looking to hit the golf course, catch a fish, cruise along the seawall or anything in between - the island boasts diverse activities that any Dad will enjoy.
Hoist your mugs to dad this Father’s Day at the island’s premier local brewery: Galveston Island Brewing. Sample "The Official Beer of Galveston": TIKI Wheat, their top-rated IPA: Citra Mellow, or one of the many other year-round favorites and specialty releases.
Can’t find a sitter? Galveston Island Brewing has something fun for the whole family, including a playground and games for all age ranges.
For anyone seeking fresh seafood and coastal recreation, Galveston is the perfect fishing destination. Cast a line at any of the Seawall’s two public fishing piers at 61st Street or 91st Street or head to Seawolf Park— a hotspot for trout and redfish. If dad is feeling ambitious, book a fishing charter to reel in bigger fish like snapper, tuna and shark.
Insider Tip: Many local restaurants on the island will even prepare your catch!
Hit the green with dad this Father’s Day and play a round of golf at the Moody Gardens Golf Course. Open to the public, the course is complemented by lush scenery and designed for all age groups and skill sets. The Moody Gardens Golf Course was named one of the best golf course remodels in the country by Golf Digest – you can be the judge. The course was designed by renowned golf course architect Jacobsen Hardy Golf Course Design. Book your round today!
Give dad the experience of a one-of-a-kind, three-wheeled roadster that thrills riders and drivers alike! It is fun to drive solo, even more fun when the experience is shared with a passenger. It is time to climb in, take the wheel, and go for the ride of your life!
Galveston Slingshot Rentals has expanded its rental inventory to include even more slingshot options, scooter rentals, Jeep rentals and more! Stop by Galveston Slingshot Rentals (located at 2115 61st Street) to rent one of these incredible rides! Won’t be in town? Be sure to ask about gift certificates.
Artist Boat’s Coastal Heritage Preserve currently encompasses a 690-acre conservation area on West Galveston Island. Artist Boat runs educational programs that meld nature and culture on these wetlands. Guides combine science and art during creative and fascinating kayak tours of the wetlands around Galveston Island, ideal for dad.
No Father’s Day is complete without a visit to some of the most popular museums on the island. Whether you are looking for a WWII-era submarine, some locomotives, an offshore drilling rig or one of the world’s largest collections of historical artifacts (and everything in between) - Galveston is full of must-see history and memorabilia.
Few things are better than spending a day at the beach, and with 32-miles of coastline, Galveston Island has the perfect spot for you! Need help deciding which beach is right for you? Look no further than East Beach and Stewart Beach - both considered to be the best beaches to visit in Galveston.
Located at the far eastern tip of the island, East Beach is home to a pavilion, boardwalk and entertainment stage as well as restrooms, showers, chair and umbrella rentals, children's playground, concessions and other amenities. Unlike most of Galveston’s beaches, alcohol is permitted at East Beach.
When you head to Galveston this Father's Day, you’ll be coming home to where Juneteenth – a holiday that originated in this historic beach town – began. Experience Galveston's historic connection with Juneteenth with a wide slate of events, activities and more!
Where the Texas Coast begins.
by Anna Walner
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by Visit Galveston
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