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The Galveston Island CVB offers professional assistance in every area of meeting and convention activity including hotel request for proposals (RFP), planning, promotion, registration and spousal programs.
For group tour operators, we offer hotel rate proposals, sample itineraries, collateral materials and coordination assistance. For family reunions and weddings, we offer hotel rate proposals, collateral materials and coordination assistance.
The GALVESTON ISLAND PASS is your key to adventure and savings while exploring the numerous attractions that make Galveston so special.
Select four or more participating attractions and save up to 40% off retail price.
Birders, take wing! Spring migration is under way, and is ready for its photo shoot!
The Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau is looking for the new face of Galveston and it could be YOU!
Spring has sprung, and it's a great time to hear your favorite local bands! Check out our guide.
Channel your inner Van Gogh while savoring the Island's most pristine environs with Artist Boat Kayak Adventures!
Looking for Vacation Rentals? From East to West, Beach to Bay, We've Got You Covered!
Time to hit the waves! And with 32 miles of beaches to choose, this'll be one spring you won't forget!
Visiting the Island? Galveston.com makes it easy with our variety of Trip Planning Tools! We encourage you to take in all that makes our city great. We’re confident that, using this website and these planning tools as a road map, you’ll grow to love this island as much as we do.
Red or white? And what food choice might you prefer with your favorite wines? These are the questions facing those who attend the 2017 Galveston Island Food & Wine Festival.
Spring has officially sprung, presenting a splendiferous time to round up the family for some fun and adventurous April events on historic Galveston Island!
Galveston’s Birding and Nature Photo Festival, FeatherFest, is four fun days of excellent birding and nature photography workshops, adventurous field trips, and delightful evening social events.
Remember when you were a kid – being sent to the principal’s office was the worst feeling in the world. Well – cruise ships have a Principal’s Office of sorts in the form of what some travelers call the “naughty room.”
Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have confirmed that a prescription weight-loss pill decreases the urge to use opiates such as oxycodone.
A person carrying variants of two particular genes could be almost three times more likely to develop multiple sclerosis, according to the latest findings from scientists at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and Duke University Medical Center.
Central America Closer than Ever with Panama Canal Cruises Departing Galveston
More women are requesting BRCA gene testing associated with certain types of cancer thanks to increased interest in the procedure.
“Paper or plastic?” It’s a fairly innocuous question that cashiers at retail stores ask as you complete your shopping experience, but how you answer that query can have a far reaching impact on Galveston’s environment.
Summer fun on the island is just around the corner. So when the temperatures soar in the weeks and months ahead, what’s the best Galveston beach to hit the waves?
Centuries of mixing unique ingredients and ethnic influences have made Galveston’s cuisine truly special. Each dish shares a piece of the island’s past. And today, tourists seeking distinct,
only-in-Texas meals keep pushing the island’s restaurants to ever more creative ends,
from craft beer to one-of-a-kind desserts.
A lesser known tidbit about our treasured island is that it’s also is home to some of the best hamburgers in the state. You just have to know where to look.
Galveston’s Pier 21 has restaurants, an exclusive hotel, marina, theater, harbor tours and attractions.
A lot of sources debate our claim that Santos Cruz invented the margarita at the Balinese Room for singer Peggy Lee.
There’s nothing like spending “island time” with your family, taking in the Galveston coast while making memories you’ll cherish for a lifetime. While your memories may be priceless, capturing them in a photograph could lead to some extra bonuses.
The advent of spring in the Lone Star State heralds the arrival of warm weather, vibrant blue skies and blooming bluebonnets.
If you’re looking for group activities, there’s plenty of things to on our charming little island.
After weeks of nominations and tens of thousands of votes, we at Galveston.com are thrilled to present the Winners of the 2016 BEST OF GALVESTON AWARDS, "the Oscars of the Gulf Coast" according to The Houston Chronicle.
The Island has a brewing cottage industry that locals rely on to get going each day, and the wealth of laid-back coffee shops that dot the city is astounding.
They’re scattered all over the island, just beckoning folks to cut their workday short to enjoy some fun away from the workplace.
There’s nothing wrong with beach time and margaritas, of course. But as the locals know, there’s also plenty of opportunity to stimulate the mind in Galveston, at a host of cultural institutions.
Blues extraordinaire and island native Hamilton Loomis is returning home this spring to conduct a two-day blues harmonica workshop at Galveston College, and he wants you in on the action.
If you’re looking for some fun things during Galveston Spring Break 2017, there’s no need to look any further. We’ve put together this list of must-do activities for families and children of all ages to plunge into.
You’ve just landed in Galveston for some much-needed R&R and glance out the hotel patio window at the Gulf of Mexico. And it's raining. Never fear!
During the month of March, Rosenberg Library will exhibit an assortment of antique pocket watches from its museum collection.
It’s that time of the year when the sun’s rays provide the perfect backdrop for dancing, partying and flirting during the annual freedom pilgrimage called Spring Break Galveston. It takes place March 1 - April 30.
Want to make the little ones light up with glee? Take
a trip to Moody Gardens or to Galveston Children’s Museum. Do Grandma and Grandpa want to experience the island’s
culture? Catch a show at The Grand or tour the Bryan Museum. Need alone time with your significant other? Enjoy a romantic dinner at Number 13 or Rudy & Paco.
Family fun is taking on a new meaning this spring and summer at Galveston’s East Beach with friendly competitions between families.
Galveston Historical Foundation opens the doors to Galveston’s architectural history through public tours of privately owned homes for the first two weekends each May. The 2017 event will be held May 6,7, 13, & 14.
Spring is in the air. That means hundreds of migrating birds are heading north across the Gulf from Central and South America.
Though Galveston is one of the top locations in the country for birding, lovers of nature and the outdoors also love the Island for its camping, hiking, kayaking, and, of course, fishing.
The FeatherFest Birding & Nature Festival, scheduled for April 6-9 and celebrating its 15th anniversary, has grown into one of the preeminent events of its kind in North America.
Spring break is almost here and Moody Gardens is offering new attractions, experiences and discounts to provide an enjoyable daytrip or extended vacation at one of the most popular tourist destinations in Texas.
The East End Historical
District is a flourishing area where you can find its storied past everywhere you look, from stunning Greek Revival-style homes to cozy cottages to bright Victorian mansions.
On the outside walls of the African American Museum at 3427 Sealy St. are portraits of some prominent black Galvestonians, painted by artist E. Herron.
A multidisciplinary team from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has uncovered the mechanisms that the Zika virus uses to alter brain development. These findings are detailed in Stem Cell Reports.
The Port of Galveston serves
as homeport for several cruise ships, from Carnival to Disney to Royal Caribbean International. But before you set sail? Make sure to set aside some time to escape and explore our lovely Island!
What’s the first thing that happens to your cash in Vegas? It’s converted into those cute little easy-to-spend “chips” or slot machine “tokens – hey – “play money” right?
To the many readers who have asked “will the ship leave without me?” - The answer is a definitive YOU BETCHA!
The next time you pass by the bustling docks and wharfs of the Port of Galveston, take a moment to let the history and impact of the facility sink in.
I have no idea why passengers think that if they’re the first in line they’ll be the first off the ship. THERE IS A SYSTEM TO DEBARKATION!!!!
Have you noticed that on embarkation day – after arriving at the terminal and winding your way through check-in - and finally boarding your ship that you’re exhausted?
Princess Cruise Lines was recently hit with a 40 MILLION DOLLAR fine after pleading guilty to seven federal charges in a pollution case that involved use of a so-called “magic pipe” to divert oily waste (and who knows what else) into the oceans.
Warm days – cool nights! The perfect recipe for the “F” word – FOG!
Few restaurants deliver the quality, atmosphere and personal attention that Saltwater Grill serves up daily. That's why it's been named Restaurant of the Year two years running!
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