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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.
Check out these 12 essential things to do in Galveston and you’ll be well on your way to having your best summer ever.
Save big on lodging when you book a mid-week stay on the Island! Details here!
Ready to make your meals dazzle? Check out Kitchen Chick Cooking Classes, serving up delicious all summer!
All summer long, check out our kid-friendly events guide for classes, summer camps, and more!
Why not Stay & Play this Sunday? Enjoy Fireworks over the Gulf each Sunday this Summer!
Sometimes love can be disastrous and sometimes it can be totally hysterical! See how at Island ETC thru August 19.
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.
Moody Gardens highlights their four new friends.
There will be a partial solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017. Read about places around Galveston you can watch!
Are “mega ships” a boon or a bane for cruisers? Well – it depends on your point of view.
Whether you spent hours as a kid watching your model train navigate between Styrofoam mountains and buildings, or you simply marvel at the grandeur and old world elegance of real life trains of the past, you’ll enjoy a fascinating experience at the Galveston Railroad Museum.
The season for thrills and chills is quickly approaching and Galveston Island’s ghostly history makes it one of the top destinations in the country for “haunted” travel.
Light and moderate drinking may be associated with lower risk of death from all causes, according to a new study from The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and colleagues in China.
Express your artistic talents and love of the ocean by entering the Artist Boat Beautify the Bucket competition. Registration is open now through Sept. 1.
When it comes to “all things Galveston,” I’d like to think that I’m in the know. So when I got the chance to visit Moody Gardens’ newly renovated Aquarium Pyramid, I jumped at the opportunity to see all the cool sea life from around the world.
Galveston Remembers Glen Campbell who sang the iconic song "Galveston".
There is a new attraction coming to Seawall Blvd. called "Shark Attack & The Mysterious Underworld 5D."
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.
Galveston has its share of local vendors bringing island residents and visitors some of the freshest local and regional produce – foods you can either eat fresh or cook while staying on the island.
Galveston Island Brewing is now celebrating three years of creating home-brewed beer – island style. In a short time, the west-end brewery has grown from a simple operation to a now bustling business.
Early morning sunrises, warm sea breezes and the invitingly sandy shores of Galveston Island attract beachgoers from all over Texas and beyond. While enjoying Galveston’s beaches in the summer is a slam dunk, there are many ways to make the most of your stay here.
Number 13 Prime Steak and Seafood is named after Island-infamous pirate brothers, Jean and Pierre Lafitte – story is Number 13 was an alias the two brothers used. Despite the esoteric name, the cunning culinary creations do not disappoint.
If while strolling along Postoffice and your stomach starts making strange noises, pop into one of these shops and enjoy one of their signature treats and everything will soon be right in the world.
Dining by the water is an Island experience, and for some of us locals, Pier 21 dining is optimal. For an up-close experience of equal parts water, ease, and good eats, Willie G’s offers some of the best.
Whether you’re a margarita maven, a daiquiri devotee or a bourbon believer, Galveston restaurants and bars offer some of the most delicious and creatively concocted adult beverages anywhere.
The return of summer in the Lone Star State heralds the arrival of warm weather, vibrant blue skies and blooming bluebonnets.
For sure, the island’s glistening beaches, cool historic downtown shops and East End Victorian homes beckon you to stop by, but Galveston’s live music scene is also another sure shot for big fun.
Any pub or restaurant can offer a few half-hearted drink specials, roll out some frozen fish sticks and call it “Happy Hour.” But true Happy Hour magic? Well, that my thirsty friends, is the province of establishments that understand what the term really means.
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.
Entering Galveston's arts scene is as easy as venturing onto Postoffice Street for an enchanting blend of art galleries, antique shops and chic eateries.
No trip to Galveston is complete without a visit to some of the most popular museums on the island.
Many summertime visitors come to Galveston for the beaches, restaurants and just to be near the warm Gulf waters. But many may not realize that this historic island has a world-class museum with incredible artifacts, artworks and displays that bring Texas history to life.
Opportunities abound to do something cool, different and utterly unforgettable. Here are some island venues that lend themselves to unique birthday parties.
When school is out, what’s there for kids to do? Quite a lot, if you consider all the summer programs available on the island. From preschoolers to mostly middle school age, summer camp programs give kids hands-on learning experiences while having fun at the same time.
No more concerns about digging too deep into your wallet for summer fun on Galveston Island. There are many things to do that won’t cost you anything, except maybe your time and with an investment in smiling and laughter!
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.
The calendar may say we’re entering the infamous and lamentable “Dog Days of Summer,” but in Galveston, that just means it’s time to step up your search for some of the island’s numerous options for aquatic fun.
Tis the season of sandy paws, salty kisses and happy tails. We’ve sniffed out the best places to bring your four-legged friends for the ultimate island adventure. So skip the kennel and head to the beach!
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.
There are no two better words to go along with summer than free and fun. All summer long, Galveston Island will offer plenty of events that fit both, including free fireworks shows, eco tours and sandcastle building lessons.
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.
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!
Well, Lorraine’s friend “the Fashionista” is at it again. Booked a cruise for md-November and – yep – she’s out shopping for a new wardrobe! DOH!
Ever noticed on a cruise how some passengers will “grouse” about being asked to be out of their rooms early on arrival day? Maybe they don’t understand what is going on “behind the scenes."
As Lorraine was watching the ships come in out of the port (Galveston.com/cruisecam) recently, she was reminded of her now long-deceased grandfather.
While standing in the check-out line the other day calculating the dollar damage, Lorraine started to wonder how much it costs a cruise ship to feed the thousands of passengers and crew members onboard.
It’s one of those days – cruising in the middle of nowhere. A great chance to enjoy the ship AND some of the fun activities – while keeping in mind that every passenger will be doing the same.
To insure or not to insure – that is the question! Whether ‘tis better to fight the “system” or to protect yourself against it…….(apologies to William)!
What – pray tell – can it contain of such importance that one will “schlep” rather than “check” their luggage when cruising?
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.”
Central America Closer than Ever with Panama Canal Cruises Departing Galveston
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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