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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.

AIA Sandcastle Competition Returns Saturday, May 30th
If your experience building sandcastles consists of grabbing a couple of toy buckets and shovels to construct something that sort of resembles a castle, youíll be completely stupefied this weekend.

Cruise Etiquette 101
Perhaps itís time for a remedial lesson in basic cruise etiquette.

Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Museum to Participate in Blue Star Museums
The Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig Museum is pleased to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day, May 25 through Labor Day, September 7, 2015.

SPONGEBOB SUBPANTS ADVENTURE Kicks off Memorial Weekend
Always among the leaders in use of state-of-the-art technology, Moody Gardens is showcasing another first in entertainment with the opening of its new attraction, the SpongeBob SubPants Adventure.

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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