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; 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.
10 Historical Facts You Probably Don't Know About Galveston
How many of these historical Galveston facts do you know? Read more.
Seven Reasons to FALL for Galveston This October
Fall brings beautiful weather and some of the BEST events the Island has to offer. Check out seven things you can do this October! Read more.
Trolleys Cruising the Seawall and Downtown After a Brief Pause
Take a look back at the origin, current state and promising future of the Galveston Island Trolley. Read more.
10 Reasons You Should Get On Island Time in Galveston
The return of summer in the Lone Star State heralds the arrival of warm weather, vibrant blue skies and blooming bluebonnets. Read more.
Galveston Open for Business and Helping the Mainland with Recovery
Galveston was relatively unscathed by Hurricane Harvey and is organizing many relief efforts. Read more.
Galveston Tourism Makes Full Return to Business with Reopening of Railroad Museum
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. Read more.
Galveston's Best Instagram Spots
Searching for that oh so perfect photo to impress your bevy of Instagram followers is practically a part time job for many. Fortunately, Galveston is not short on exciting and quirky, photo-friendly locations. Read more.
Moody Gardens Welcomes Four New Friends
Moody Gardens highlights their four new friends. Read more.
Galveston's Railroad Museum Continues to Fascinate
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. Read more.
Take a Historic Ghost Tour on Galveston Island, Place of Deadliest Storm in US History
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. Read more.