The Galveston Island Trolley Returns With Seaside Transportation This Week

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The Galveston Island Trolley Returns With Seaside Transportation This Week

Cruise the city in style this weekend.

All aboard! Galveston Island’s beloved and historical trolley street cars will return to service this Friday, October 1, with multiple routes throughout the town. [Featured image: @galvestonisland]

First opened in 1988 as an extension of the historical tradition of street cars dating back to 1867, Galveston’s Island Trolleys will return to the streets after a 13-year hiatus. In 2008, the trolley cars were damaged during Hurricane Ike. While repairs were expected to finish in 2018, the trolley system will finally make its return this Friday, October 1.

The trolley, which charges only a single dollar for adults, has routed seven stops across Galveston’s Downtown Loop, a Seawall route, as well as stops from Moody Gardens, Stewart Beach, and Schlitterbahn.

Once back in operation, the trolleys pass each stop half hour. Guests must pay in cash only, drivers cannot make change.


For other things to do in Galveston, visitors can stop by one of their choice tiki bars, including: The Spot, a massive, two-story hut and patio parades all things tropical, not limited to five venues, a sideyard for beach games, and a tiki bar capable of serving 100-ounce Piña Coladas and margaritas; as well as Flip Flops, the only Galveston bar located directly on the beach.

This October, visitors can also stop by Boo On The Boardwalk, Kemah’s annual Halloween event, returns with frighteningly fun entertainment for the whole family.

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