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.
What to Wear for This Year's “Dickens on the Strand” Festival
For many, the big question for the annual “Dickens on the Strand” festival is what to wear. Read more.
Island Restaurants Are Planning Christmas Day Deals
With Christmas right around the corner, some top-notch Galveston restaurants are offering special menus or buffets to help you forego the headache of spending the holiday in the kitchen. Read more.
Rosenberg Library Presents Its December 2016 Treasure
During the month of December, Rosenberg Library will exhibit a collection of historic Christmas cards donated by Mr. and Mrs. Z.L. White, Jr. in 1946. Read more.
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.
The Island Chills at DTO
DTO Galveston has a distinctly island chill ambience, and is one of those hidden gems that may not stay hidden for long. 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.
Smithsonian Welcomes Moody Mansion Slavery Artifacts
Gillins was going through boxes of the Moody Family archives to find a photo of Enoch Withers, W.L. Moody Jr.’s longtime valet and driver for Mary Moody Northen, when she discovered another historical treasure. 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.
Rosenberg Library Presents Its November 2016 Treasure
In recognition of election month this November, Rosenberg Library will exhibit two vintage ballot boxes which were used in Galveston elections during the mid-20th century. Read more.