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's Best-Kept Secrets
Think you know Galveston? You may be surprised! Galveston.com blogger Bobby Stanton opens the door to some of the best features of the Island, that may just also open your eyes! Read more.
Exclusive POV Footage of MASSIV
POV footage of the World's Tallest Watercoaster at Schlitterbahn Galveston Island, Texas Read more.
East Beach: Galveston's Party Central for Fun and Surf
With live music concerts, sparkling surf, volleyball courts, concession stands and the imaginative sand sculptures created during the annual AIA Sandcastle Competition, East Beach is one of the most popular beaches on the island. Read more.
GET ME, LLC Expands Into Galveston
Groceries, rides, errand services, and much more are now available 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.
Ten Things to Do in Downtown Galveston
As a local, it is not at all uncommon to be asked “What is there to do in Galveston?” To me, it seems like such an odd question. The question really should be more like “What ISN’T there to do in Galveston?” Read more.
7 Must Do Family Activities
If you’re running low on ideas that will make everyone happy this summer, here are our suggestions for some must-do family experiences on the island. Read more.
8 Free Things to Do in Galveston
Galveston.com blogger Bobby Stanton takes a look at eight great things to do on the Island, all within steps of downtown, the harbor, and the glorious East End. Read more.
Galveston Island to Host Fireworks, Beachfront Parade for July 4th Weekend
If you’re looking for a change of scenery to celebrate Independence Day, Galveston Island is just the place to make your holiday a true getaway. Read more.
5 Museums to Visit in Galveston
No trip to Galveston is complete without a visit to some of the most popular museums on the island. Read more.
Three Summer Musicals Coming to Moody Gardens
Toes are sure to tap this summer as the musicals, American Pride, The Night the Music Died, and Hello, Dolly! come to Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center. Read more.