To some, Galveston will always be an island defined by its storied past, its 19th-century elegance, big-city ambitions, notorious seaport and even more notorious storms. But visitors to the island these days might be forgiven for thinking they’ve happened upon a new golden age, one even more glorious than the last.
From world-class museums to brand-spanking-new cruise ships, from the explosion in entertainment and dining options to the ever-growing number of places to stay, shop, and explore, this is not your grandfather’s Galveston - or your father’s, for that matter. Except that it is.
The atmosphere is still as warm and friendly as the breezes. The beaches - as beautiful and inviting as they’ve ever been- still go on forever. It’s Galveston as you always knew it, and always knew it could be.
Fortunately, the island offers a wide variety of accommodations, from swanky resorts and beach houses to budget-conscious lodging and cozy bed-and-breakfasts. Choosing the place that’s right for you may seem like an overwhelming task, but the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau is happy to help! Call their toll-free visitor line (888-GAL-ISLE) for suggestions.
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.
Where to Watch the Upcoming Solar Eclipse
There will be a partial solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017. Read about places around Galveston you can watch! 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.
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.
Artist Boat Taking Beautify the Bucket Entries
Express your artistic talents and love of the ocean by entering the Artist Boat Beautify the Bucket competition. Registration is open now through Sept. 1. Read more.
Soak Up the Excitement at Newly Renovated Aquarium Pyramid
When it comes to “all things Galveston,” I’d like to think that I’m in the know. So when I got the chance to visit Moody Gardens’ newly renovated Aquarium Pyramid, I jumped at the opportunity to see all the cool sea life from around the world. Read more.
Giant Shark Spotted on Seawall Blvd.
There is a new attraction coming to Seawall Blvd. called "Shark Attack & The Mysterious Underworld 5D." Read more.
Where to Make a Splash in Galveston
The calendar may say we’re entering the infamous and lamentable “Dog Days of Summer,” but in Galveston, that just means it’s time to step up your search for some of the island’s numerous options for aquatic fun. Read more.
Galveston Island: A Dog Lover's Paradise
Tis the season of sandy paws, salty kisses and happy tails. We’ve sniffed out the best places to bring your four-legged friends for the ultimate island adventure. So skip the kennel and head to the beach! Read more.