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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

General Entertainment
“Fun atmosphere with restaurants, entertainment, aquarium, shopping and marina ”
  • 105 locals recommend
Café
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“Really great brunch and bakery. There is a also a cute gift shop as well. It's also down on the East end near downtown (The Strand) so go shopping after your meal.”
  • 73 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“The Mosquito patio is dog friendly. The Mosquito has a lovely patio to enjoy brunch or afternoon bite! Gluten free options are available.”
  • 53 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Great examples of 19th century architecture, great opportunities for shopping in boutiqe type businesses, ice cream, candies, clothing, beachware, and much much more!”
  • 54 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“By far my favorite morning coffee spot on Postoffice Street downtown. Lots of locals and passerby's to enjoy watching while sitting outside sipping the deliciousness.”
  • 46 locals recommend
History Museum
“What a wonderful treasure! You learn about the history of the family and the Bishop who lived there and what their contribution was to Galveston.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Latin American Restaurant
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“There is no argument that Rudy & Pacos is the best restaurant in the city. (It might be the best in the Houston area. No shorts, no flip flops. For seafood & steaks & martinis if you dare. Thankfully, you can walk there. Located on Post Office, only 5 blocks from Sofie Hansen House!”
  • 31 locals recommend
Outlet Mall
“Lots of great stores and a nice place to just walk around if you want to just get out. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Opera House
“Restored opera house, features many touring productions (comedy. musicals, classical, pop, jazz. Check out website to see what's playing. ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“If you’re craving a little dessert, stop by this candy land to enjoy a ice cream cone, milkshake, and any other treat your heart desires. ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Located downtown, it’s a great lunch place with lots of from scratch food and be good in an eclectic setting”
  • 32 locals recommend
Route
“Art galleries, museums, boutiques, restaurants and bars line this street. At night there are several bars that offer live music. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“M-F, 4-7 happy hour, (may change, so please check). Wait for the sunset and look for dolphins! Great outdoor seating area.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Hotel
“I went here for a "Girl's Weekend" and all of us enjoyed it. The Rooftop deck is a great place to hang out with friends. Be prepared though, the service there is slow, but the drinks are delicious.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“It has been there forever. For twenty years I have walked or bicycled. Best Margarita in town. Get the Jumbo with Grand Mariner shot for 10 bucks. Nachos al Carbon. Delicious Queso. Sit at the bar. For some reason it has become my habit.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This place is great for lunch! I don’t particularly like pizza that much, but I could seriously eat a whole pizza from this place. There’s plenty of seating so this place is ideal for a large group! ”
  • 20 locals recommend