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Free Sandcastle Building Lessons at Stewart Beach

Attention budding builders – sandcastle builders, that is. This summer, Galveston is hosting a free, family friendly event series to help beachgoers create spectacular sandcastles with tips from the pros.

Galveston Island: A Dog Lover's Paradise

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!

Turn-Around Day

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."

Galveston Island Brewing: Cheers to Three Years

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.

Postoffice Street Art Galleries Continue to Enchant

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.

12 Essential Things You Need to Do in Galveston This Summer

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.

4 Museums to Visit in Galveston

No trip to Galveston is complete without a visit to some of the most popular museums on the island.

Galveston Restaurant Review: Number 13 Prime Steak and Seafood

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.

Postoffice Street Treats

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. 

Of Ships and Boats

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.