Pokémon Go is the latest app craze that has swept through the nation. Those nostalgic for the original run of the Pokémon television show, trading cards, and video games love seeing a childhood favorite return in a fun new way. However, Pokémon Go isn’t just for 90’s kids – people of all ages love the interactive nature of the game. Galveston, Texas is already a great beachside vacation destination, but its high concentration of Pokéstops, gyms, and rare wild Pokémon adds a great layer of fun to this already exciting city! Playing Pokémon Go during your vacation in Galveston allows you to level up and catch great Pokémon while also soaking in the historic sights and fun stops in the city!
The Historical Strand District
One of the main attractions in Galveston is the beautiful Historic Strand District. This area of the city is home to much of the rich history of the city and the town’s oldest buildings. For the Pokémon Go fan, this area is a must visit because of its 20 Pokéstops! While you enjoy taking in the history of the city, you can also catch some exciting new Pokémon! Common Pokémon found in this area include: Squirtle, Pidgeot, Horsea, Raticate, Scyther, Venomoth, Dodrio, Vaporeon, and Flareon!
New City Cemetery
Galveston’s oldest cemetery is not only a great place to meet up after dark to hear about the local haunts and sordid tales some of Galveston’s most scandalous former residents, but also a great place to catch Pokémon. Some of the Pokémon spotted here include: Eevee, Exeggute, Seadra, Venonat, and Grimer.
The Seawall Urban Park is a popular tourist destination because of the many attractions that line the 10 miles stretch of ocean. This area is a must visit for anyone traveling to Galveston, but especially for a dedicated Pokémon Go player! A variety of Pokémon can be spotted at Seawall hotspots like the Pleasure Pier and Murdoch’s Bath House. You can expect to find several kinds of Pokémon including: Pikachu, Squirtle, Charizard, Venomoth, Eevee, and Jigglypuff.
Galveston Island Visitor Information Center
Gyms are a gathering place for players of Pokémon Go to battle their Pokémon against each other. Galveston’s most popular Gym is at the Island Visitor Information Center. Visit here to not only find the best places to visit in Galveston, but also play Pokémon Go!