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Posted by Galveston.com on Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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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.

Commemorate Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary at Galveston's American Undersea Warfare Center

With the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack taking place in December, travelers can commemorate this significant battle in world history by visiting Galveston’s American Undersea Warfare Center. Read more.

Galveston.com TV Streaming Apps Launch

The travel channel is now available in the Apple App Store for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and Apple TV devices; the Amazon App Store for Amazon Fire devices; Google Play for Android devices, and soon to Roku Streaming TV & Media Players. 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.

$19.5M Galveston Beach Expansion to Begin this Fall

Galveston’s beaches will soon become bigger and better. Read more.

Date Night on the Island

Not that there’s anything wrong with the staid date night tradition of dinner and a movie, but let’s be honest, it’s not the most creative use of your time with that special someone. Read more.

Historic Sites, Beaches Make Galveston a Pokemon Go Hotspot

As a city known for its historical landmarks and buildings, there is no questioning as to why Galveston has become the perfect place to capture and battle all of the Pokémon of your childhood dreams. Read more.

In Case You Haven't Noticed; Pokemon Go has Taken Over the Entire Island.

As a city known for its historical landmarks and buildings, there is no questioning as to why Galveston has become the perfect place to capture and battle all of the Pokémon of your childhood dreams. Read more.

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.

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