The Island has a multifaceted economic base with expanding job markets in tourism, the medical field, marine-related fields, as well as other areas. Education, banking, insurance and marine industries also are job fields that contribute to the strong, diverse economy.
Island life is enhanced by the absence of drive-time traffic reports on the radio and heavy traffic delays. The major thoroughfares are rarely heavily congested, even during peak times. And it takes no more than 15-20 minutes to get anywhere you want to go on the Island.All this time saved driving to work and running errands can be spent enjoying Island life.
When the work day is over, pack a picnic dinner and some easy chairs and head to the beach. Temperatures are moderate, so outdoor activities are enjoyable year-round. Relax and enjoy watching the waves roll in at sunset as sandpipers scurry along the edge of the Gulf water.
The History of the Harvest Moon Regatta
Back in 1988 when the first group of 17 boats set sail to race from Galveston to Port Aransas, the intrepid sailors onboard likely had little more on their minds than reaching their destination and finding the nearest tavern. Read more.
Lone Star Rally Roars into Galveston November 3-6
North Dakota has Sturgis, which draws 750,000 bikers to the city for the 10-day event, and Daytona Beach has Beach Bike Week that attracts 500,000 over ten days. But pound for pound, bike for bike, Galveston’s Lone Star Rally is a major player on the scene. 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.
UTMB Researchers Develop New Candidate Vaccines Against The Plague
Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have developed new potential vaccines that protect animals against the bacteria that causes the deadly plague. Read more.
The Kindness Project Is Causing a Positive Ripple Effect Across Galveston Island
If you ask Erin Toberman, it doesn’t cost anything to be kind and that act of kindness has a ripple effect on the entire community. 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.
Season Highlights at The Grand
The Grand 1894 Opera House, a quintessentially Galveston venue if ever there was one, is much more than simply a place to see legendary entertainers and captivating artistic performances. It’s a sepia-tone sample of 19th century opulence and style. 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.
October's Ghostly Galveston Tours and Attractions
When it comes to October and Halloween, ghost stories, haunted buildings, spooky cemeteries and rich history make Galveston a destination to visit. 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.