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.
Galveston's Best Spots for Holiday Photos
If you’re looking for some cool locales to take family holiday photos, Galveston – the Jewel of the Texas Gulf Coast – provides some breathtaking options for amateur and professional photographers alike. Read more.
An Island Holiday, Galveston-Style
Although we never know when Mother Nature will huff and puff a cold front our way, island holidays can be a welcomed change to the traditional holiday season most of us grew up with. Read more.
Moody Gardens Festival of Lights Now Underway
As one of the largest holiday lighting events on the Gulf Coast this year’s celebration will have Santa parachuting out of a plane and plenty of Christmas cheer infused with a Caribbean flair. Read more.
Make Your Voice Heard in 3 Tightly-Contested Galveston Races
This election season, you may sometimes get the feeling that your one vote doesn't matter much. Not so! It matters in national and local elections, and it matters right here on Galveston.com. Read more.
Moody Gardens's ICE LAND Returns with a Caribbean Theme for the Holidays
The ice carvers are back, chipping away at more than two million pounds of ice that are already being formed into sculptures for Moody Gardens’ upcoming ICE LAND exhibit, just in time for the holidays. Read more.
Moody Gardens Reveals Brand New SHIVERS ICE BAR As Part of This Year's Newly-Themed ICE LAND
Talk about a frosty beverage, Moody Gardens will reveal a brand new bar made of ice, Shivers Ice Bar, as part of this year’s ICE LAND: A Caribbean Christmas attraction this holiday season. Read more.
Rosenberg Library Presents Its October 2016 Treasure of the Month
During the month of October, Rosenberg Library will exhibit a small collection of items related to Kirwin High School, an all-boys parochial school which operated in Galveston from 1927-1968. Read more.
Seven Reasons to FALL for Galveston
With cooler weather, Galveston comes alive in the fall with its popular outdoor events and festivals – some popular traditions and activities that both locals and visitors look forward to every year. Read more.
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.