Galveston offers 32 miles of relaxing beaches, superb restaurants, top resort hotels, marvelous downtown shopping, numerous antique stores, incredible art galleries, fabulous entertainment and one of the largest and well-preserved concentrations of Victorian architecture in the country.
Recommended attractions include: The Broadway Beauties: 1859 Ashton Villa, 1892 Bishop's Palace, 1895 Moody Mansion which portray early 20th century family life among Galveston's elite; The Grand 1894 Opera House ranked among the nation's finest historical theaters; the Texas Seaport Museum & 1877 Tall Ship Elissa highlighting the history of the Port of Galveston; The Great Storm documentary detailing the 1900 hurricane which killed 6,000 and changed the Island's history; the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum; the Railroad Museum in the restored Union Depot; Harbor Tours offering dolphin watching; the Lone Star Flight Museum & Texas Aviation Hall of Fame housing one of the finest collections of restored aircraft and aviation exhibits in the nation; Moody Gardens featuring an aquarium pyramid, a 3-D theater, tropical rainforest pyramid, and a ridefilm theater; and the year-round Schlitterbahn Waterpark - the first facility of its kind, and a wonderful family destination.
Galveston Historical Foundation Announces HARBOR CITY AMBITION Programming
For the next eight months, Galveston Historical Foundation will examine the founding of Galveston by the Galveston City Company and the first two decades of the city’s existence with “Harbor City Ambition; Life in Galveston from 1838-1859”. Read more.
Cruise In and Celebrate Downtown Galveston
The good just keeps on getting better for cruise passengers who arrive in Galveston for a long-awaited vacation to the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean and beyond. Read more.
Babe's Beach a Gift of Love to Island
As a boy growing up in Galveston, A.R. “Babe” Schwartz fell in love with the island and its beaches, even working as a lifeguard during summers while in high school. Read more.
Galveston Kicks off Summer Tourism Season This Weekend
After setting record visitation last year, Galveston is preparing for a busy summer with the start of its peak tourism season over Memorial Day weekend. Read more.
GET ME, LLC Expands Into New Markets, Including Galveston
Groceries, rides, errand services, and much more will soon be at the fingertips of thousands of more consumers, as the enterprising start-up GET ME, LLC ("get me") expands into Galveston and other markets. Read more.
Galveston Harbor Dolphin Tours: Getting an Up Close Look at the Gentle Creatures
Visitors may not be aware that Galveston Harbor, the Houston Ship Channel and Galveston Bay are home to frolicking dolphins year-round that can make a thrilling adventure of any boat ride or nature tour on the water. Read more.
Summer Events on Galveston Island Bring Sand Castles, Corvettes and More
This summer, Galveston will be a hot spot for fun festivals and special events, including one of the nation’s largest sandcastle building competitions and Texas’ largest craft beer festival. Read more.
8 Things to Do on a Rainy Day in Galveston
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! Read more.
Moody Gardens Taking Flight With WINGS OF WONDER Bird Show
This summer, visitors will have the chance to get up close to owls, falcons, hawks, vultures and a variety of other bird species as they learn about these amazing creatures and their place in nature. Read more.
The Galveston Island Pass is your Ticket to Island Adventures and Savings Too
Whether you’d like to kayak on Galveston Bay, visit the Railroad Museum or watch the sharks at Moody Gardens Aquarium Pyramid, the Galveston Island Pass is your ticket to island adventures. Read more.