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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.
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All September long, you're invited to take in some the best live music in the area! Check out our comprehensive guide!
Join Artist Boat Kayak Adventures this week for journeys to the Island's most pristine environs - with an artistic touch!
It's all about the South this week as the Kitchen Chick offers cooking classes for a Big Easy Brunch and Southern-Style Fried Chicken!
Shrimp lovers, rejoice! The Galveston Island Shrimp Festival returns Sept. 29-30!
Save Up to 40% Off Attractions with Galveston Island Pass!
The season of thrills & chills is approaching this October with a cauldron of haunted fun for the entire family!
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.
Galveston, known for its beaches and sunshine, also has a dark side to it as well. Check out 13 spooktacular Halloween events coming up this October.
In an effort to support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts on the mainland, the Galveston tourism community will host a free beach weekend Sept. 30 – Oct. 1 with special promotions to benefit relief organizations.
A group of scientists led by Ramkumar Menon at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have gained new insights into what factors lead to preterm birth.
How many of these historical Galveston facts do you know?
The Galveston Island Shrimp Festival at Saengerfest Park in Historic Downtown Galveston is one of the top festivals to attend this Fall season.
Fall brings beautiful weather and some of the BEST events the Island has to offer. Check out seven things you can do this October!
Galveston fared well and is now in a unique position to help our neighbors. Donations will be accepted to aid those who may have been affected by Harvey.
FEMA vouches are being accepted by Ryson Vacation Rentals.
Explore unique shopping opportunities in Galveston
Take a look back at the origin, current state and promising future of the Galveston Island Trolley.
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 tourism has made a full return to business with the reopening of the Galveston Railroad Museum today. All Galveston beaches and major attractions are now open.
The return of summer in the Lone Star State heralds the arrival of warm weather, vibrant blue skies and blooming bluebonnets.
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.
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.
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.
Galveston Remembers Glen Campbell who sang the iconic song "Galveston".
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.
Our local animal shelter has become the central point for receiving and distributing food and supplies for Galveston County and placing animals in shelters around the country.
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.
Galveston was relatively unscathed by Hurricane Harvey and is organizing many relief efforts.
Man catches largest Tarpon in Texas history! (Pending Texas Parks and Wildlife verification)
These sculptures, bittersweet as they may be, are marvelous reminders of the trees that once shaded the island’s charming neighborhood streets.
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!
People reflect on the Carnival Valor's recent 12 day cruise. The cruise's arrival in Galveston was delayed by Hurricane Harvey.
Okay! So you’re on a cruise ship in the path of a storm. What do you do? Where do you go? Well, the answer is obvious! YOU RUN THE OTHER WAY!
Are “mega ships” a boon or a bane for cruisers? Well – it depends on your point of view.
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.
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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