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.
New Beaches, Attractions To Explore in Galveston This Summer
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Seawall Interpretive Trail Call for Art Announced
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Are You Ready to Home Tour?
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Galveston Island Beach Revue Returns This May
In an era when barely there bikinis and beachwear are all the rage, hosting an event that celebrates early 20th century modesty as personified by the one-piece swimsuit would appear, at first blush, to be a non-starter. Read more.
Tall Ship OOSTERSCHELDE Makes Weeklong Stop at Texas Seaport Museum
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