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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.

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 to Host Beachfront Fireworks This Month

There are no two better words to go along with summer than free and fun. This weekend and throughout the month, Galveston Island will offer plenty of events that fit both, including free fireworks shows, eco tours and live concerts at the beach. Read more.

AIA Sandcastle Competition Kicks Off August 20th on East Beach

Like a Phoenix rising from the ashes, Galveston’s East Beach shoreline will give rise to some mind-blowing artwork when the AIA Houston Sandcastle Competition returns August 20th, re-scheduled from May due to rain. 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.

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.

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