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.
The Galveston.com Fall Preview School is back in session, and that means fall is just around the corner. Whether you're planning on only visiting Galveston Island for the day or you plan to make this your weekend getaway, there's a list of fun and exciting things to do.
Battle of the Badges To Be a Knockout September 6 Under normal circumstances, firefighters and police officers generally work together to keep the peace and promote and maintain safety throughout the community, but that spirit of cooperation vanishes when the boxing gloves go on.
Uplifting Minds, A Skateboard at a Time In one swoop, Isiah has suddenly gone airborne on his skateboard and is gliding through the air at Johnny Romano Skate Park, oblivious to a group of kids watching his every gravity defying move.