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.
7 Things to Do on Galveston Island This Weekend 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. Check out our picks for this weekend.
Vibrant Galveston Symphony Season Opens The Galveston Symphony Orchestra began the season with its traditional soft opening which always features a "Pops Concert". However, if this rollicking collection of favorites is an indicator of the upcoming season, then music lovers are in for a real treat.
More Smoke and Furor Well folks, Lorraine has good news for some and not so good for others – BUT if you have booked a Carnival Cruise departing October 1 or after, DO NOT plan on having sex and a “ciggie” after on your private balcony!
Historic Churches Abound on Galveston Island While cruising aimlessly around the island from time to time as I am wont to do, I’m frequently awestruck by the sheer number of stately, generations-old churches that populate Galveston.