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.
Fun & Spooky Activities to Tackle this October
Galveston, known for its beaches and sunshine, also has a dark side to it as well. Check out 13 spooktacular Halloween events coming up this October. Read more.
Galveston Island to Support Harvey Relief Efforts with Free Beach Weekend, Shrimp Festival
In an effort to support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts on the mainland, the Galveston tourism community will host a free beach weekend Sept. 30 – Oct. 1 with special promotions to benefit relief organizations. Read more.
Oxidative Stress Produces Damage Linked with Increased Risk of Preterm Birth
A group of scientists led by Ramkumar Menon at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have gained new insights into what factors lead to preterm birth. Read more.
10 Historical Facts You Probably Don't Know About Galveston
How many of these historical Galveston facts do you know? Read more.
Galveston Shrimp Festival Quickly Approaching
The Galveston Island Shrimp Festival at Saengerfest Park in Historic Downtown Galveston is one of the top festivals to attend this Fall season. Read more.
Seven Reasons to FALL for Galveston This October
Fall brings beautiful weather and some of the BEST events the Island has to offer. Check out seven things you can do this October! Read more.
Shows at The Grand to Benefit Mainland Relief Efforts
Galveston fared well and is now in a unique position to help our neighbors. Donations will be accepted to aid those who may have been affected by Harvey. Read more.
Trolleys Cruising the Seawall and Downtown After a Brief Pause
Take a look back at the origin, current state and promising future of the Galveston Island Trolley. Read more.
Galveston Open for Business and Helping the Mainland with Recovery
Galveston was relatively unscathed by Hurricane Harvey and is organizing many relief efforts. Read more.
Galveston Humane Society Helping with Relief Efforts
Our local animal shelter has become the central point for receiving and distributing food and supplies for Galveston County and placing animals in shelters around the country. Read more.