The sandy beach on the Gulf of Mexico is just one block away. Beach chairs and umbrellas are normally available to rent for a small fee, or bring your beach towel and sit on the sand. The beach is free.
The Seawall, a block away, topped by a wide promenade, runs for several miles above the beach, and is a favorite place to walk, jog, roller blade, and bicycle. Usually there are pedal-powered surreys for rent as well.
61st Street Fishing Pier is a block away. Now new and better than ever. A favorite fishing spot. Visit the pier for good food, drink, fishing and take in the wonderful views.
Moody Gardens Rainforest Pyramid and Aquarium – About 2 miles away, about 6 minutes to drive. Butterflys fly free in the rainforest. The Aquarium is one of the world’s largest with 1.5 million gallons of water. Nearby are the Schlitterbahn Water Park for family fun and the Lonestar Flight Museum, home to one of the finest collections of restored aircraft and aviation exhibits in the nation.
Strand Historical District – 3.5 miles away, about an 8 minute drive. Host to fabulous Mardi Gras in February, Dickens on the Strand festival in December, and full of interesting landmark historical buildings and great restaurants year around. Also nearby you will find the Cruise Terminals , and the unique Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig and Museum at the Port of Galveston.