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.
Thu, 26 Sep 2013 14:57:18 +0000 Ladies fish for Charities at Redfish Rodeo Event in Galveston Scores of women from across the country will reel in a catch for a cause as part of the 19th annual Redfish Rodeo – a two-day ladies fishing tournament to take place Friday and Saturday at the new Pelican Rest Marina in Galveston. More than 150 women representing thirty-eight teams will compete for money to […]
Wed, 04 Sep 2013 19:45:09 +0000 Galveston to Bring in Fall Season with Outdoor Festivals, Historic Ghost Tours this October October brings what many consider to be the best weather of the year on Galveston Island, and with great weather comes outdoor events and festivals! Next month’s calendar is filled with activities to entertain and spook – from the annual Island Oktoberfest to the island’s many historic ghost tours. Haunted History! Galveston Ghost Tours The […]