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.
Free Sandcastle Building Lessons at Stewart Beach
Attention budding builders – sandcastle builders, that is. This summer, Galveston is hosting a free, family friendly event series to help beachgoers create spectacular sandcastles with tips from the pros. Read more.
12 Essential Things You Need to Do in Galveston This Summer
Early morning sunrises, warm sea breezes and the invitingly sandy shores of Galveston Island attract beachgoers from all over Texas and beyond. While enjoying Galveston’s beaches in the summer is a slam dunk, there are many ways to make the most of your stay here. Read more.
4 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.
The Bryan Museum: Galveston's World Class History Museum
Many summertime visitors come to Galveston for the beaches, restaurants and just to be near the warm Gulf waters. But many may not realize that this historic island has a world-class museum with incredible artifacts, artworks and displays that bring Texas history to life. Read more.
Celebrate Your Birthday, Galveston-Style!
Opportunities abound to do something cool, different and utterly unforgettable. Here are some island venues that lend themselves to unique birthday parties. Read more.
Galveston Summer Camps For Kids Both Fun and Educational
When school is out, what’s there for kids to do? Quite a lot, if you consider all the summer programs available on the island. From preschoolers to mostly middle school age, summer camp programs give kids hands-on learning experiences while having fun at the same time.
Stay & Play! Galveston Offers Gulf Fireworks Shows Every Sunday This Summer
There are no two better words to go along with summer than free and fun. All summer long, Galveston Island will offer plenty of events that fit both, including free fireworks shows, eco tours and sandcastle building lessons. Read more.
6 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.
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.
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.