Your Day Trip Guide to Galveston Bay

If you are looking for a fun-filled day trip while staying in one of our beautiful beachside rentals, consider visiting the Galveston Bay area. This area harbors activities sure to satisfy any member of the family from shopping to historic sites to the best bird watching around!


Tanger Outlets

If you’re in the mood for a little shopping, the Tanger Outlets off I-45 will do the trick! Peruse your favorite brand names at a discount while enjoying the ultimate shopping experience. You can view an entire interactive map HERE. When planning your trip, make sure you check their store hours.



If you have never visited a BUC-EE’S before, you’re in for a treat! Not only are they known for the “cleanest restrooms” in town, but their wide souvenir assortment and yummy treats alone are worth a visit! Stop in at the Texas City location for a quick pit stop and load up on some of their signature Beaver nuggets or fresh beef jerky!


Kemah Lighthouse District

The charming Kemah Lighthouse District is a perfect spot for those who love live local music, antiques, spa’s, fine art, home décor, homemade fudge, ice cream, and a wide variety of restaurants to choose from. Enjoy a sunset ride in a horse-drawn carriage or a marina and/or boating tour as well.

You can also head on over to the Kemah Boardwalk for fair style fun for the entire family! Enjoy rollercoaster rides and enjoy all the amusements the park has to offer, including all the many restaurants on-site.


The Space Center of Houston

The Space Center of Houston is a learning center for all things science, space, and exploration. With more than 400 things to see and do, you and your family will feel enveloped in NASA’s mission. You’ll see the largest collection of artifacts, space suits, and space rocks in the world along with an interactive space shuttle. For a more kid-friendly experience, check out the Space Place and Martian Matrix.


Bolivar Flats Birdshore Sanctuary

The world-renowned Bolivar Flats is a 5-mile stretch of salt marsh and beach where thousands of birds call home. Visitors love to explore and take walks, observing untouched nature in full force. To visit, you’ll need a parking pass, but the area itself is free to explore!

If you’re looking to relocate to the beach, visit our website to view our current listings. If you’re not planning to purchase a beach home, we hope you’ll consider the Bolivar Peninsula for your next vacation. If you’re interested in getting away to our beautiful 27 mile stretch of Bolivar Peninsula, check out our rentals. And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for the latest and greatest news from Swedes Real Estate. We hope to see you soon!

Disclaimer: The coronavirus pandemic is still impacting travel, and destinations around the world have different COVID-19 restrictions in place. It’s important to check and adhere to local government policies as you’re planning any future trips.