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I noticed Carnival do not offer any excursions for Galveston for when you return.  We have the whole day since we do not leave for home until the following day.  It will be in February 2020 so anything beach related will be out.  I have not made our reservations for that night near Hobby airport yet.  My husband will not be up to any walking tours, does anyone have any suggestions?  TIA!

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On 12/7/2019 at 3:35 PM, SweetPea0517 said:

  It will be in February 2020 so anything beach related will be out. 

 

You did not mention when in February you are sailing/returning. Mardi Gras Galveston is scheduled February 14-25, 2020. Plan accordingly, since this event occurs on the Strand, immediately adjacent to the cruise terminals.

 

https://www.mardigrasgalveston.com/

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Howdy SweetPea0517 and welcome to Galveston Island! emo22.gif

 

If interested in maritime history, check out the Texas Seaport Museum, home of the celebrated 1877 tall ship ELISSA: https://www.galvestonhistory.org/sites/1877-tall-ship-elissa-at-the-texas-seaport-museum

 

If a Harbor Tour and Dolphin Watch would be of interest, check out: https://www.galvestonhistory.org/sites/historic-harbor-tour-and-dolphin-watch

 

If you ever wondered how an offshore oil rig works, check out the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig Museum:  http://www.oceanstaroec.com/museum.htm

 

If railroads are an interest, check out the Railroad Museum: https://www.galvestonrrmuseum.org/

 

If interested in pirate history, find fun and education at the interactive pirate museum Pirates! Legends of the Gulf Coast: http://www.piratesgulfcoast.com/

 

For more information about things to do in Galveston, check out https://www.galveston.com/

 

Happy sails,

 

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I love Galveston, and I have written several times about places to eat and things to do there. Some particular favorites of mine:

 

  • Go to La King's Confectionary. You can actually walk there from the cruise pier, although dealing with luggage would be a real pain. I get a kick out of watching them make their own candy. I like eating the candy even more.
  • The American Undersea Warfare Center has a cool WW2 submarine you can walk around if you are physically able. Interestingly, this "undersea" place also has a surface destroyer from the same era for you to tour.
  • The Hotel Galvez has a beautiful spa which is a nice way to pass part of your day.

Enjoy your trip!

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19 hours ago, Petroplex said:

I love Galveston, and I have written several times about places to eat and things to do there. Some particular favorites of mine:

 

  • Go to La King's Confectionary. You can actually walk there from the cruise pier, although dealing with luggage would be a real pain. I get a kick out of watching them make their own candy. I like eating the candy even more.
  • The American Undersea Warfare Center has a cool WW2 submarine you can walk around if you are physically able. Interestingly, this "undersea" place also has a surface destroyer from the same era for you to tour.
  • The Hotel Galvez has a beautiful spa which is a nice way to pass part of your day.

Enjoy your trip!

Great suggestions.

Luggage can be stored at Cruise Stop at 2418 Strand.

The American Undersea Warfare Center is now know as the Galveston Naval Museum located at Seawolf Park

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If you like Southwestern and Western Artwork , Texas History , Cowboys and Indians and Native Americans and such , the Bryan Museum is a must .

thebryanmuseum.com 

 

The Bryan Museum, located in the historic Galveston Orphans Home, houses The Bryan Collection, one of the world's largest collections of historical artifacts, documents, and artwork relating to Texas and the American West. Assembled by J.P. and Mary Jon Bryan, the collection spans more than 12,000 years, with pieces ranging from ancient Native American cultural artifacts to modern twenty-first century objects. With approximately 70,000 items in total, the collection includes 20,000 rare books; more than 30,000 documents in Spanish, German, French, and English; three dozen saddles; over 250 antique firearms; several hundred spurs; a large collection of fine art, religious art, folk art, and portraits; exceedingly rare maps and artifacts, such as "cowboy" chaps; Native American stone tools and arrowheads; and a Spanish mission bell.

Set in an exquisite Renaissance Revival-style building surrounded by beautiful landscaping in a historic neighborhood, The Bryan Museum is also Galveston's premier venue for weddings, corporate events, and private parties.

 

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3 hours ago, Galveston Cruiser said:

Great suggestions.

Luggage can be stored at Cruise Stop at 2418 Strand.

The American Undersea Warfare Center is now know as the Galveston Naval Museum located at Seawolf Park

You know, that name change makes *so* much sense with half of their inventory being surface Navy. Thanks for the update!

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Everyone has posted so many great options it is going to be hard to decide!!  I am sure this information will help other people too.  
 

Storing the luggage will be our first order of duty.  
 

thank you for all of the options.  

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