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If you have that anxious feeling where you know you need to get away, the answer is easy. It’s island time! Leave the stiff and boring behind for the excitement of Galveston Island’s beachfront facilities in one of Texas’ top tourism destinations. Located just 50 minutes from Houston, this tropical island offers more than 5,000 sleeping rooms, 32 miles of beaches, rich history and culture, unique shopping and a variety of world-class attractions to make your meeting far from ordinary.

Offering sweeping views of the Gulf’s sparkling waters, the Galveston Island Convention Center at the San Luis Resort is the perfect meeting destination. Located on Galveston’s famous Seawall Boulevard, this 140,000 square-foot property combines executive conference facilities with luxurious amenities as well as complimentary wireless Internet, shuttle services and on-site parking.

While you’re in Galveston, mixing business with pleasure is easy as the island offers plenty of opportunities for exploring, from the adventure pyramids of Moody Gardens to the thrills of the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier. Visitors can learn about Galveston’s unique history at a variety of museums, like the historic mansion Bishop’s Palace or the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA. In Galveston, even shopping and dining are historic, cultural experiences. The Historic Downtown Strand Seaport District boasts of beautiful Victorian storefronts featuring unique shops, restaurants and art galleries just a short walk away from Galveston’s Pier 21 and glistening harbor.

For more information on Galveston Island contact the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau at 866-505-4456 or visit www.meetgalveston.com.

Galveston Tree Art: Beauty from Mother Nature's Wrath

These sculptures, bittersweet as they may be, are marvelous reminders of the trees that once shaded the island’s charming neighborhood streets. Read more.

Moody Gardens Welcomes Four New Friends

Moody Gardens highlights their four new friends. Read more.

Galveston's Railroad Museum Continues to Fascinate

Whether you spent hours as a kid watching your model train navigate between Styrofoam mountains and buildings, or you simply marvel at the grandeur and old world elegance of real life trains of the past, you’ll enjoy a fascinating experience at the Galveston Railroad Museum. Read more.

Mega Madness

Are “mega ships” a boon or a bane for cruisers? Well – it depends on your point of view. Read more.

Take a Historic Ghost Tour on Galveston Island, Place of Deadliest Storm in US History

The season for thrills and chills is quickly approaching and Galveston Island’s ghostly history makes it one of the top destinations in the country for “haunted” travel. Read more.

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