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Leah Cast
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Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau
Office: (409)797-5152
5 Ways to Beat the Mid-Summer Heat in Galveston

GALVESTON, Texas (July 7, 2014) – The temperatures in Southeast Texas are climbing, which means many families are looking for ways to beat the heat. Good thing Galveston Island – one of the top travel destinations in Texas – is easy to get to and offers plenty of ways to cool off.

Here’s a list of five ways to cool off on Galveston Island this summer:

Make a Splash at Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark
Make a splash this summer by hitting the slides and rides at Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark. The park features more than 35 refreshing water adventures for all ages, including plenty of water coasters, wave pools, a lazy river and more. This summer, the park opened a new Screaming Serpents ride featuring two high-speed body slides wrapped tightly around each other 60 feet in the air. For information,

Palm Beach + Moody Gardens
Moody Gardens may be known for its fascinating pyramids, but summertime at the popular adventure resort means Palm Beach – a kids’ water park and sand beach – is open. Visitors can enjoy the pools and water activities at Palm Beach during the day, then, on Friday and Saturday evenings, catch the Bands on the Sand concert series. To cool off indoors, visit the Moody Gardens Aquarium or 3D and 4D Theaters. For details, visit

Grab Ice Cream at La King’s Confectionery
La King’s Confectionery is an island institution sure to make your visit to downtown Galveston that much sweeter. Cool off and delight in a scoop of delicious ice cream made fresh in the store the old-fashioned way. Also, be sure to catch daily salt water taffy-making demonstrations by the La King’s master candy maker. For more information, visit

Jet Boat Thrill Rides + Dolphin Tours at Pier 21
There is plenty of opportunity to cool off on the sparkling waters of Galveston Harbor, such as taking a Jet Boat Thrill Ride from Pier 21. On this 20-minute, thrilling jet boat ride passengers will experience intense speeds, right angle turns and “The Hamilton Spin,” a maneuver that spins the boat 360° on its axis throwing a head-high wall of water into the air – and onto passengers! Visit For more fun on Pier 21, take a Harbor Tour & Dolphin Watch boat ride to take advantage of the harbor’s cool breezes.

Artist Boat Kayak Adventures
Hit the waters of Galveston’s East End Lagoon or West End Coastal Heritage Preserve on a kayak adventure with Artist Boat. This non-profit organization provides a fun way to cool off and explore nature with a variety of two-hour and four-hour guided interpretive tours, some of which include an on-kayak watercolor paint lesson. For details, visit


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