According to The Big Apple, there are two ways in which to distinguish the people living in the Island of Galveston. One is BOI or Born on the Island; and the other is IBC or Islander by Choice. It unveils the fact that a throng of folks have fallen in-love and settled down on this charming island. But unfortunately hurricanes are also attracted to this barrier island on the Texas Gulf Coast! However, hurricanes haven’t deterred the BOIs and the IBCs. There are still a lot of them who embraced to stay and continued their blissful life in Galveston. In line with this, let us figure out why Galveston Island is a dream abode and a pleasant resort destination to the locals and tourists alike.
The Alluring Attractions
Some tourists essentially ransack the list of attractions when visiting a certain town or city. As they say, first things first. So on this end, Galveston has wondrous attractions for the whole family to enjoy. One is the Schlitterbahn Waterpark, which is known as a popular resort destination during the summer. As a matter of fact, it is the world’s first convertible waterpark. Moreover, Galveston’s Schlitterbahn is voted as the number one indoor waterpark in America!
Another must-visit destination in Galveston Island is the Moody Gardens. It offers attractions such as the Rainforest Pyramid, Aquarium Pyramid, IMAX 3D Theater, 4-D Special Effects Theater, Palm Beach and so much more. You must check it out personally and see how fascinating Moody Gardens is.
If you want more outdoor activities, apparently you’re in streak of luck! Have a whack of Galveston’s ultimate thrill ride, the Bungee Fun, Paintball, and Treasure Isle Tour Train. And of course, some of the favorite sports like biking, boating, fishing, golf, beach volleyball, and water sports as well. These are enough to say that Galveston is truly an outdoor lover’s paradise!
A Taste of Texas’ Arts and Entertainment Events
There are also heaps of enthralling events going around Galveston occasionally. That may be one of the reasons why this island is so inviting and amusing! There is a scheduled ArtWalk, which takes place every six to eight weeks held on Saturday nights. Please click here, if you want detailed information.
Galveston’s Oktoberfest will be on the 23rd from 11:00 am till 11:00 pm. Come and celebrate the Germans’ festival with authentic food and animating activities such as games and raffle draws! Then experience another culture with Galveston’s 27th Annual Greek Festival. This time, grab some delectable Greek food and drinks while enjoying entertainment and hunt for a few commemorative items.
To keep yourself updated with all the island’s events, just click on this link: Galveston’s Calendar of Events.
Delightful Dining plus Unique Shopping Spree!
Galveston offers luscious seafood dishes that you must try! It is something that you wouldn’t want to miss feasting upon. However if you are not into seafood, there are varieties of dishes you can dig in. And as for your sweet tooth, don’t forget to let your taste buds savor Galveston’s specialty desserts- the pecan pies, homemade cakes, tres leches and tiramisu. And after filling up your stomach with these goodies, take a stroll down the Seawall. A relative of ours even suggested bringing a blanket and just sit on the sand. It is one of the simple pleasures the locals adore to do at nights after dinner.
To boot up our discussion, you might just be interested to know that Galveston has art merchandise of different sorts, ranging from antique and collectible shops, home decor, and to clothing apparel. So in short, Galveston is seemingly an ideal place to shop for fascinating and beautiful items too. So better watch out for those galleries and shops. On top of that, there are luxurious spa services available as well.
Altogether, Galveston living is one of a kind. You can feel its simplicity yet polished town by heart. The atmosphere is truly relaxing. You can also sense the peacefulness in their community. And who can resist the idea of living within the seaside? Guess that is absolutely a tempting offer.
“Life’s a beach.” This is how the locals, either BOI or IBC, perceive the kind of living they have in Galveston Island. And as for the tourists, what could they say? We suggest finding it out yourself what the answer is. In other words, have a taste of this charming island destination in Texas.
The Big Apple, BOI (Born on the Island) & IBC (Islander by Choice), http://www.barrypopik.com/index.php/new_york_city/entry/boi_born_on_the_island_ibc_islander_by_choice/