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Fun Things to Do in Galveston, Texas to Escape the Rain

Galveston, TX activities on rainy daysHere you are in Galveston, getting ready to enjoy a wonderful vacation—but oh, no—you look outside and see it raining. No clear blue skies—more like sheets of rain and winds. Not to worry! There are plenty of things to do in Galveston, Texas during inclement weather.

Start Planning Your Escape

Head to Escape the Island, one of the newest and most unique things to do in Galveston, Texas! You’re provided the clues; you must find the answers. If you do, the treasure of Jean Lafitte will be revealed and your freedom guaranteed!

Scare Yourself as You Play

Haunted Mayfield Manor is a haunted house that is open all year, and a gloomy day just adds to the ambience! Those of you with young kids may want to crank down the fear factor, and Pirates! Legends of the Gulf Coast is right next door.

Take in a Live Theater Performance

Check out what’s playing at Island ETC (East-end Theater Company), or enjoy a symphony performance at the 1894 Opera House. Our local actors and performers are amongst the most talented in the world!

Other Activities

Pier 21

The Pier 21 Theater offers three different shows where you can spend a bit of time indoors. It’s known for three different presentations which are held daily. Admission is reasonable, and these are great shows for the whole family! Pier 21 Theater, 2100 Harborside Drive, 409-763-8808.

Laser 3D Theater at Moody Gardens

This theater has the world’s first 4K 3D giant screen laser projection system; as they say, everything is bigger in Texas! There are many different shows you can check out in this exciting theater.

There are other great attractions at Moody Gardens to enjoy during a rainy day as well. For instance, there’s the Aquarium Pyramid, the Rainforest Pyramid, and many other wonderful adventures. Moody Gardens, One Hope Boulevard, 800-582-4673.

Bishop’s Palace

The Bishop’s Palace is perhaps the city’s grandest and best-known building. You’ll delight in the colored stone, intricately carved ornaments, stained glass windows, sculptures, and impressive fireplaces. This is considered one of the 100 most important buildings in the whole country. Tours of this building are perfect any day, rain or shine. Bishop’s Palace, 1892 Bishop’s Palace, 409-762-2475.

Galveston Railroad Museum

This museum holds one of the largest restored collections of railroad memorabilia in the Southwest. You’ll find many exhibits where you can almost hear the train whistles from by-gone times. You can even ride the “Harborside Express” on most Saturdays. Galveston Railroad Museum, 2602 Santa Fe Place, 409-765-5700.

Lone Star Flight Museum

The Lone Star Flight Museum has one of the best collections of restored aircraft and aviation exhibits in the country. You’ll see more than 40 restored aircraft, with most of them in working order, including fighters, bombers, trainers, and more. Lone Star Flight Museum, 2002 Terminal Drive, 409-740-7722.

Don’t Let the Rain Get You Down

At Sterling Realtors, we know all about rainy day Galveston, TX activities. If you want more information about these or other great activities to enjoy, just ask! We are happy to point you in the right direction for a fun day in Galveston!