Explore local beaches, Moody Gardens, and other things to do in Galveston

When you choose accommodations at the Country Inn & Suites in Galveston, TX, you’ll enjoy easy access to the city’s many things to see and do, from the beautiful local beaches just across from the hotel to the thrill rides at Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, less than half a mile away. Families won’t want to miss the aquarium and animals at Moody Gardens or the educational fun found at the Galveston Railroad Museum. For a low-key alternative, you can spend an afternoon strolling The Strand district, famous for its shopping, dining, and historic buildings. Take a ride on the Port Bolivar Ferry, where you can see pelicans and dolphins, or head to Galveston Island State Park to explore the nature trails and pristine beaches. Day trips to Houston, less than an hour away, are also within easy reach.

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Schlitterbahn Waterpark

3.67 mi / 5.9 km from the hotel
Prepare to get drenched at this popular attraction, featuring indoor water rides, thrilling speed slides, and waves for surfing along with endless lazy rivers, uphill water coasters, and kid-friendly playgrounds.

1892 Bishop's Palace

1.37 mi / 2.21 km from the hotel
Included in the National Register of Historic Places, this architectural feat is considered one of the most significant Victorian residences in the country. Take a public or private tour of this impressive home.

Moody Mansion

0.92 mi / 1.49 km from the hotel
Enjoy a walk through Galveston history in this four-story historical landmark built in 1895 by the influential Moody family. Self-guided audio tours are available, and guided tours are offered Friday–Sunday.

Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier

0.28 mi / 0.45 km from the hotel
Fun for the whole family, this exciting amusement park features thrilling rides, delicious restaurants, and unique shops, all set along the waterfront in Galveston.

Galveston Railroad Museum

1.39 mi / 2.23 km from the hotel
Browse through the largest and finest collection of railroad artifacts, memorabilia, and locomotives in the Southwestern US at this Galveston museum.

Moody Gardens

3.51 mi / 5.65 km from the hotel
Explore the ocean's depths at the the Aquarium Pyramid® and learn about endangered plants and animals in the Rainforest Pyramid® at this tropical destination. You can also enjoy shows at the 3D and 4D theaters.

Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig Museum and Education Center

1.66 mi / 2.67 km from the hotel
Authentic offshore rigs, specialized oilfield equipment, and interactive displays at this museum offer visitors an up-close look at the offshore oil and gas industry.

Texas Seaport Museum

1.59 mi / 2.56 km from the hotel
Explore the rich history of Galveston's seaport through exhibits and educational programs. This museum also features the celebrated 1877 tall ship Elissa, a floating National Historic Landmark that is open for touring.

The Grand 1894 Opera House

1.35 mi / 2.17 km from the hotel
See some exceptional performances at this venue, a survivor of hurricanes Carla and Alicia and one of the few theaters of its era remaining in Texas. For more information about upcoming shows, check the yearly calendar.

Galveston Island State Park

11.84 mi / 19.06 km from the hotel
This beautiful park offers visitors spectacular Gulf views and a plethora of outdoor activities. You can kayak, fish, mountain bike, or simply stroll through the four miles of trails. The park is also known for its excellent bird-watching.

The Bryan Museum

0.84 mi / 1.35 km from the hotel
Learn more about Texan history and the American West browsing this wide-ranging collection of art and artifacts from the region. The museum’s beautiful grounds and historic building (formerly the Galveston Orphan Home) are also worth the visit.

The Strand

1.53 mi / 2.46 km from the hotel
Designated a National Historic Landmark District, this stretch of Galveston lets you stroll alongside Victorian mansions, browse plentiful shops, and enjoy a delicious meal at the excellent local eateries.