Things to Do to Avoid the Crowds

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Things to Do to Avoid the Crowds

It’s no doubt that destinations like Galveston can be really busy this time of year. The summer heat brings in a combination of beach goers, family gatherings, and many different types of events. As we all try to get used to some changes that have been happening over the past few months regarding COVID-19 and social/physical distancing, many are pursuing fun things to do that don’t necessarily involve being in crowded areas. The good news is that there are plenty of things you or your family can do to avoid crowds in Galveston.

Enjoy the Wildlife

Galveston offers a lot when it comes to enjoying nature. From catching a glimpse of dolphins, to bird watching, to fishing, Galveston has so much for nature and wildlife lovers. There is a state park right on the island, Seawolf Park on Pelican Island just north of Galveston Island, and the East End Lagoon, all with amazing views.

You can even enjoy some tropical and exotic fish in a less-outdoorsy setting. Galveston’s amazing resort,  Moody Gardens, has an aquarium in one of its iconic pyramids. Not to mention a rainforest of incredible animals and plants for up-close and interactive experiences.

Visit a Museum

While museums can be busy, it is easier to separate yourself from others compared to other crowded locations. Galveston has many museums, so it’s likely at least one will pique your interest.

The Bryan Museum is perfect for history buffs or those looking to learn a little something about Texas and the American West that you may not have known before. 

For train-enthusiasts and casual museum-goers alike, the Railroad Museum is a great experience for everyone. With temporary limited capacity, this destination won’t be overly crowded.

The Seaport Museum features the 1877 Tall Ship Elissa, an incredible, huge, beautifully preserved ship and landmark that is famous to Galveston.

Hang Out on the Beach

The beach is the biggest draw to Galveston, so we’d be lying if we said that it’s never crowded there. However, most beaches still have plenty of space to practice social/physical distancing, even during the busy season. Remember to keep at least 6 feet from the next group, so you can safely enjoy the sand and beach air.

Something you may not know is that there are over 30 miles of beaches in Galveston! There are some not-so-well-known beaches on the West End of the island that may give you more of a secluded feel than the others. We have many vacation rentals that are steps away from the beach that would make the experience that much more safe and enjoyable.

There are many ways to avoid crowds in Galveston, so take precautions and visit us safely!