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Get to Know the Island

Welcome to Historic Galveston Island! The siren song of breaking waves draws visitors to Galveston’s beaches generation after generation. Warm breezes and year-round temperate seas complement the city’s rich historic districts, award-winning restaurants, unique attractions and bustling shops.

And though Galveston’s relaxed island atmosphere is only 50 minutes from Houston, it is a world away in spirit.

At 32 miles long and two-and-a-half miles wide, the Island is surrounded with incredible history and unique beauty. Known as the Playground of the South, we hope you will enjoy all Galveston has to offer – from beaches, to family attractions, to historic architecture, outdoor adventure, shopping, dining and cruising.

It’s Island Time!
For more information on Galveston Island, please contact the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau, toll-free at 1-888-GAL-ISLE (425-4753), or visit our website at www.galveston.com.

Traveler Tips

If you’re on the island, simply click to galveston.com on your mobile device. The site is GPS based and lets you know what restaurants, attractions, shops etc. you are closest to along with directions.

Visiting multiple attractions? Visit our exclusive attraction package website galvestonislandpass.com to receive 40% off with 4 or more attractions.

If you’re flying, check flights at Houston Hobby Airport (HOU). It’s closest to Galveston.

If you’re bringing a group or meeting, contact the Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau to assist with all planning needs. 866.505.4456 * info@galvestoncvb.com

If you’re taking a cruise, check-out galveston.com/parkandcruise for a list of lodging venues that offer parking and shuttles to the Port of Galveston.

If you’ve never been to Galveston, make your first stop at the Visitor Information Center located at 2328 Broadway for maps, discount coupons and other planning tips.

Holiday Magic Jingles Back to the Isle
Check out Galveston.com’s full holiday calendar and show those out-of-town guests what the “holidays Galveston style” are all about.

How Galveston Almost Played a Huge Part in INTERSTELLAR
By now, there's a good chance you've seen the blockbuster film "Interstellar," but did you know that Galveston Island played in a role in the original script?

Cruise Addiction?
It is now an official “disease” – I’m talking about “cruise addiction”! It starts out with a “well – let’s try it once” and then – Wham! You’re hooked!

Ca c' est bon: Right Here on the Strand
Louisiana natives abound in our area and are always searching for a local spot that reflects the lively spices that gives food that Cajun heat.

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