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Galveston Island.  The Legend Continues.

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.
  • Galveston Island has a host of museums and historic homes open to the public for tours, including the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, Lone Star Flight Museum (Home of the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame), Railroad Museum, Texas Seaport Museum, Ashton Villa, Bishop’s Palace, and Moody Mansion.
  • Galveston Island’s Strand National Historic Landmark District/Downtown area offers a host of shops, restaurants and art galleries conveniently located within 36 square blocks.
  • Galveston Island was second only to Ellis Island as an immigration station.
  • Galveston has the second largest historic preservation group in the nation.  The Galveston Historical Foundation celebrated its 125th anniversary in 1996.
  • Galveston Island is home to the University of Texas Medical Branch and Texas A&M University at Galveston.

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Texas Crab Festival Returns May 8-10
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Renewing Wedding Vows, Galveston Style
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Ironman 70.3 Returns April 26th
Many people when they reach a milestone birthday like their 40th resolve to lose some weight, but Felicia Morris chose a decidedly different and more challenging goal.

Book Galveston.com Lodging & Enjoy Up to $500 in Island Coupons
When you book your lodging via Galveston.com, you'll be rewarded with up to $500 in money-saving Galveston Island coupons to use during your stay!

Vintage Fashion & Fun Return to Galveston Island for Expanded Beach Revue Weekend
Vintage fun meets the historic backdrop of Galvestonís Seawall Boulevard for the 7th annual Galveston Island Beach Revue, May 15th and 16th.

Bryan Museum Launches This June on Galveston Island
Galveston will soon be home to a world-class museum that will offer visitors a glimpse of rare artifacts, many of which helped shape the history of Texas and the Southwest.

Water... Water... (Or How to Screw Up a Perfectly Good Cruise)
So Lorraine has preached the measures for staying healthy on a cruise ship - you remember - annual flu shot - handwashing/sanitizing - paper towels on public facility doors, etc. BUT - she forgot to mention what is probably the most important safeguard...

Jazz Groups Perform at Galvez Bar & Grill, 1888 Toujouse Bar for Jazz Appreciation Month
In celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month this April, jazz enthusiasts can enjoy live performances at the Galvez Bar & Grill at Hotel Galvez & Spa and at the 1888 Toujouse Bar at The Tremont House.

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