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Galveston's relaxed island atmosphere is only 50
minutes from Houston, it is a world away in spirit. At 32
miles long and two-and-a-half miles wide, the Island is
surrounded with incredible history and unique beauty.
Known as the Playground of the South, we hope you will
enjoy all Galveston has to offer - from beaches, to family
attractions, to historic architecture, outdoor adventure,
shopping, dining and cruising.
Galveston has the amenities of a larger city, but with tight-knit small town friendliness. Its ethnically diverse citizens have worked together to make their city better since the early days of its founding in 1836. When faced with adversity, Galvestonians unite to solve whatever obstacles may arise.
Non-profit organizations and community groups offer a variety of volunteer opportunities regardless of your interests or desired area of service. Additionally, more than 50 churches and two synagogues representing every major religious denomination are available in Galveston.
Tall Ship ELISSA Training: Sailors Needed Would be sailors enthralled with the idea of spending time aboard Galveston’s 1877 iron barque Elissa can learn the ropes and hoist the sails – training for hardy volunteers to take the 19th century tall ship on the high seas.
Argghhhhhhh! It's Pirate Camp! Pirates captured the imagination of people both young and old long before Johnny Depp made Captain Jack Sparrow a household name. While the ranks of pirates largely consisted of thieves, burglars, kidnappers and even murderers,
For more information contact the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau at 888-GAL-ISLE (888-425-4753).
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