Galveston Food and Attractions

There are a lot of great things to do and places to eat while in Galveston. Many of them are just a short walk away from the Tremont House, on the Strand. I hope all our guest will have a chance to tour the island, and enjoy their weekend in Galveston.

Where to eat:
The Original Mexican Cafe
is located on 1401 Market Street, at Market and 4th. It is opens at 8am on the weekend and stays open until 9:30, if you have any latenight hunger.

The Star Drug Store
is at 510 23rd street, in between Church and Post Office Street. It was originally built in 1886, and had a soda fountain counter added in 1917. The Star is a great place to get malts. It is open from 9am to 4pm, and a short walk from the hotel. Look for the neon coca-cola bottle cap sign!

Shrimp 'N Stuff
it doesn't get much better then this! If you are in the mood for a fried shrimp, catfish, or oyster po-boy this is the place to go. Check out their menu. Located at 39th Boulevard and Avenue O, it is a drive or long walk from the Hotel, but when I think of Galveston food, this restaurant always comes to mind.

Things to do:


The Texas Seaport Museum is just a short walk away from the hotel.  There you can go on a Harbor tour, and watch out for dolphins, watch a documentary on the Storm of 1900, or tour the Tall Ship,
The Elissa

The Railroad Museum is just around the corner from the Tremont House, at Strand Boulevard and 25rd. Due to damage caused by Hurricane Ike, the museum is temporarily closed, but hopefully will be running again by June.

If you like water parks, or your kids do, Schlitterbahn Waterpark is located a short drive away from the Hotel, at 2026 Lockheed street.

Of course, swimming in the Gulf of Mexico is always fun.

Historic Homes:

Ashton Villa - 1859

The Bishop's Palace - 1892

The Moody Mansion - 1895