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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

Traveler Tips

If you’re on the island, simply click to 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 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 *

If you’re taking a cruise, check-out 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.

Battle of the Badges Returns August 29th
When the bell rings at the 7th Annual Galveston “Battle of the Badges,” some boxers who happen to law enforcement officers are in for a Big Time Rumble.

Artist Ted Ellis Brings History to Life with FREE AT LAST
The prolific Friendswood artist is riding a wave of success since he created the poignant painting, “Free At Last,” commemorating Juneteenth, the day in 1865 that slaves in Texas were informed they were free.

Gulf Coast Film Festival Visiting Area in September
If art house films is your thing, plan on heading over to the 17th Annual Gulf Coast Film Festival Sept. 10-12 in Clear Lake. The festival will bring some of the nation’s top actors and filmmakers to Houston’s Bay Area.

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