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25 Things to Do on Galveston Island Without Hitting the Beach
Not a sand-between-your-toes kind of traveler?
No problem! There are plenty of things to do
in Galveston that don't include the beach,
which is what makes our charming little island
so diverse and special.

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If you haven't been to Galveston lately, now is the perfect time to experience some of the island's unique attractions - at a price you can't refuse. Select four or more participating attractions and save up to 40% off retail price. How's that for making an easy getaway easier?
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Welcome Winter Texans! Now that you've escaped the cold winter by heading south, it's island time! Galveston Island's tropical climate and breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico provide the relaxing escape you've been longing for. Yet, you'll also feel right at home!
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Enjoy all the good gifts of one of the most enduring shows of all time as Godspell's timeless tale takes Island ETC's stage February 27th thru March 28th. The playful & poignant score features "Day by Day," "All Good Gifts," "Light of the World," and many more.
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Galveston.com Dining Diva Visits Shrimp 'N Stuff Downtown
A new restaurant in town s always a treat, and this one comes particularly well recommended because of its big sister, Shrimp 'N stuff on Avenue O. Plus, it's downtown!

UTMB Scientists Use Immunotherapy to Reduce Memory Problems with Alzheimer's Disease
A new study from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has revealed that a single dose of an immunotherapy reverses memory problems in an animal model of Alzheimer’s disease.

Get Back to Nature with Artist Boat Kayak Adventures
There you are; lazily floating along in your kayak, caressing a painter’s palette in your hand as warm Gulf breezes gently wash over you. Nope, not a dream. It's Artist Boat.

They Also Serve Who...
How bout a big “Huzzah” for those hard-working individuals who smile in the face of adversity – sore feet and achy muscles – and strive so diligently to make your first or repeat check-in procedure as pleasant as possible?

Authentic Seafood Reflects Proud Galveston Family Tradition
A seafood dish served on Galveston Island is more than fish on a plate for the Kritikos Brothers.

From Small Business to Family Brand
Successful business leaders know that it takes vision, guts and innovation to start a small business in the good times.

Lo & Po-Hold: Our Picks for Top Seafood Po-Boys
Po-boys aren’t just the most affordable way to enjoy Galveston’s bounty of Gulf shrimp—they’re wonderfully portable too. No beach picnic should be without one of these favorites.

Five Classic Destinations
From steak to caviar to fresh Gulf seafood, these fine dining options cater to elegant tastes

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Galveston's Grand 1894 Opera House is presenting a series of exciting performances - sure to have you laughing in the aisles, tapping your feet, and clapping your hands.
 

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Rosenberg Library features monthly Treasures of the Month featuring an array of interesting topics from the Island's history.
 

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Artist Boat is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and preservation of coastal margins and the marine environment through the disciplines of the sciences and the arts. Check out their fall schedule - online now!
 

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While there is a lot to do in Galveston, it's also a place where it feels comfortable to do little. At 10.4 miles long, the seawall lining the Gulf of Mexico is the world's longest continuous sidewalk and attracts walkers, joggers, bicyclists, surfers, sunbathers, skaters and sightseers year-round. It's a great place to exercise or just sit to watch a flock of brown pelicans skim across the waves at sunset.
 

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Galveston Island is a beautiful, historic beach destination known for its great weather all year round. But, if you’re not a sand-between-your-toes kind of traveler, don’t worry. There are plenty of things to do in Galveston that don’t include the beach, which is what makes our charming little island so diverse and special.
 

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