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Guided Tours: Boat Tours (Harbor, Dolphin, Nature)
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Guided Tours: Walking & Riding Tours (Ghost, Cemetery, Historic, Places on the Island)
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Points of Interest: Historic Buildings
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Points of Interest: Birding Sites
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Points of Interest: Museums
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Points of Interest: Postoffice Street Arts & Entertainment District
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Points of Interest: The Strand Historic District
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Self Guided Tours: African American Historic Places & Pioneers
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Self Guided Tours: Public Art Tour
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Self Guided Tours: Tree Sculpture Tour
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Escape & Explore Beautiful, Historical Galveston Isle

Welcome to Galveston Island, the sultry and mysterious "Belle" of the Texas coast.

Galveston captivates visitors that come to call with her natural beauty, eccentric charm and traditional Texas-style Hospitality -- because Galveston is genteel, gracious and captivating. Galveston is the beautifully preserved hidden treasure of the Lone Star State. Come unlock the history, romance and beauty that lies within. Explore every nook and cranny because you are her guest and Galveston loves sharing her treasures with you.

Galveston Island is home to some of the best attractions Texas has to offer, including Moody Gardens and its new Rainforest Pyramid as well as Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark and the new Historic Pleasure Pier amusement park.

Galveston also offers a plethora of unique museums, including the Texas Seaport Museum, Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum and Galveston Railroad Museum. Having one of the largest and well-preserved concentrations of Victorian architecture in the country, Galveston allows visitors to explore the island's interesting history by touring one of its popular historic mansions. With 32 miles of beaches, you can't come to Galveston without soaking in some sun with the numerous outdoor activities available, including dolphin tours, birding tours and more.

Galveston Al Fresco
When visiting Galveston Island, one of the first things visitors want to know is where they can go for great food and drinks while soaking in the Island's great outdoor atmosphere.

Spring Migration Takes Wing
Spring in Texas always meant one thing to me - bluebonnets. Our family made an annual pilgrimage to Washington County for wildflower spotting. Then I moved to Galveston and for the past 20 years spring took on a new meaning for me - spring migration.

The Official Texas Sea Turtle Shell-e-bration Highlights One Year Anniversary
You might call it Texas’ Day of the Turtle – the state’s very own turtle. On May 10th, a so-called “shell-e-bration” will be held on the first anniversary of the Kemp’s ridley being named the official sea turtle of Texas.

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If you’ve ever been hit by a final bill that resembles the current national debt, you might consider purchasing a beverage package.

And there seems to be no better way to see all the sites of Galveston Island than to embark on one of the many sightseeing tours. Whether by land or sea, Galveston offers plenty of tours to learn all the rich history of the area.

Whether you prefer to stroll down quaint alleyways by foot or trot through the streets in a carriage, all paths lead visitors on an unforgettable journey back in time. You'll be entertained and enlightened by knowledgeable guides giving tours on foot, by carriage, by van - even by boat!

 

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