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.
Summer Events on Galveston Island Bring Sand Castles, Corvettes and More
This summer, Galveston will be a hot spot for fun festivals and special events, including one of the nation’s largest sandcastle building competitions and Texas’ largest craft beer festival. Read more.
8 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.
Moody Gardens Taking Flight With WINGS OF WONDER Bird Show
This summer, visitors will have the chance to get up close to owls, falcons, hawks, vultures and a variety of other bird species as they learn about these amazing creatures and their place in nature. Read more.
The Galveston Island Pass is your Ticket to Island Adventures and Savings Too
Whether you’d like to kayak on Galveston Bay, visit the Railroad Museum or watch the sharks at Moody Gardens Aquarium Pyramid, the Galveston Island Pass is your ticket to island adventures. Read more.
9 Animals You Can Meet at Moody Gardens this Summer
From waddling penguins, squawking macaws and white-faced monkeys to seals and stingrays, Moody Gardens is home to a variety of aquatic life and wildlife. Read more.
AIA Sandcastle Competition Kicks Off June 4 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 kicks off on June 4. Read more.
Riding the Rails: A Journey Into Galveston's Quest for Prosperity
With the help of the railway, Galveston effectively sealed her reputation as the Queen City of the Gulf. Read more.
Revisiting Stewart Beach
If beach going is on your agenda, you have several choices of sandy, sun drenched playgrounds to choose from, and for many, the obvious choice is Stewart Beach. Read more.
Rosenberg Library May Treasure of the Month
During the month of May, Rosenberg Library remembers the iconic Nathan’s department store in Galveston. Read more.
Ball High Robotics Team Crowned Champions at VEX Worlds 2016
More than 1,100 robotics teams from 30 nations gathered at VEX Worlds last weekend to compete during three days of intense back-to-back matches for the chance to become World Champions. Read more.