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.
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.
Artist Boat Taking Beautify the Bucket Entries
Express your artistic talents and love of the ocean by entering the Artist Boat Beautify the Bucket competition. Registration is open now through Sept. 1. Read more.
Soak Up the Excitement at Newly Renovated Aquarium Pyramid
When it comes to “all things Galveston,” I’d like to think that I’m in the know. So when I got the chance to visit Moody Gardens’ newly renovated Aquarium Pyramid, I jumped at the opportunity to see all the cool sea life from around the world. Read more.
Galveston Remembers Glen Campbell
Galveston Remembers Glen Campbell who sang the iconic song "Galveston". Read more.
Giant Shark Spotted on Seawall Blvd.
There is a new attraction coming to Seawall Blvd. called "Shark Attack & The Mysterious Underworld 5D." Read more.
Where to Make a Splash in Galveston
The calendar may say we’re entering the infamous and lamentable “Dog Days of Summer,” but in Galveston, that just means it’s time to step up your search for some of the island’s numerous options for aquatic fun. 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.