Thought you knew everything about Galveston? Think again. From year-round cruises to the revitalization of the Island's Downtown to ongoing beach renourishment, Galveston is always adding something new. Contact Leah Cast, public relations manager for the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau, for the best tips on what's new and exciting on the island. Meanwhile, take a look at a few important Galveston Island facts!
Galveston Island is located on the Gulf of Mexico, 50 miles South of Houston.
Galveston Island is a barrier reef island that averages 2 miles in width, offering 32 miles of Gulf Coast beaches.
Galveston Island offers temperate weather year-round, averaging 57°F in the winter months and 81°F in summer months.
Galveston Island has four historic districts on the National Register of Historic Places, which include The Strand National Historic Landmark District, East End Historic District, Silk Stocking District and Central Business District.
Galveston Island is home to three National Historic Landmarks including the Tall Ship ELISSA, East End and The Strand and has approximately 1,500 historic buildings on the National Register of Historic Places.
Galveston Island is home to Moody Gardens which includes a Rainforest Pyramid, IMAX 3D Theater, Palm Beach, Discovery Museum, Ridefilm Theater, Aquarium Pyramid and Colonel Paddlewheel.
Galveston Island's Schlitterbahn Waterpark offers the world's first convertible waterpark and is the third waterpark in the Schlitterbahn family of Texas parks.
Sense or Non-Sense? Well – another “man overboard” and another out-cry for “sensor” systems to be installed on all cruise ships. Sounds like a good idea, right?
A Fresh Twist on a New Year For those of us who find it harder to try new things, Galveston.com's Courtney Goodbar has chosen 3 tried-and-true looks with a bit of a "New, Fresher" Twist.
Juneteenth: A Personal Reflection I’m not anything for granted, especially when it comes to freedom – not just for African Americans but for everyone else for whom their sacrifices paved the way.
Take Advantage: Time to Eat at the Pelican Club Restaurant Week is an invitation to enjoy old favorites and try new eateries with the ultimate prize: great values! That being the case there are few invitations that impress potential or current clients as greatly as the phrase: Meet me at the Pelican Club!
Insider Tips When Visiting Galveston Island Road trip to Galveston Island in your future? Before you load up the car, take a moment to scan these very cool "Insider Tips" from those in the know! Guaranteed, follow these tips, and you're sure to have a tropical, Island-style vacation you won't soon forget!