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.
Group Activities Beckon & Abound on Galveston Island
If you’re looking for group activities, there’s plenty of things to on our charming little island. Read more.
Mardi Gras! Galveston Parade Schedule for 106th Celebration
If you’re looking to catch some beads this carnival season, look no further than the 106th celebration of Mardi Gras! Galveston. Read more.
SWAK! Moody Gardens Celebrates Love This Valentine's Weekend
Love is in bloom at Moody Gardens as they open up the Rainforest Pyramid for a wild Valentine's Dinner celebration on Saturday, Feb. 11. Read more.
Alternative Rock Band Sugar Ray & Stoney LaRue to Headline Mardi Gras! Galveston 2017
Alternative Rock band Sugar Ray and country music star Stoney LaRue will give headline performances at Texas’ largest Mardi Gras celebration, taking place Feb. 17 – 28, 2017 in Galveston. Read more.
An Art Lover's Guide to Downtown
What comes to mind when you think of Galveston? Most visitors might say sand, surf and seafood; you may be surprised to know there's a nice bit of art out there as well. Read more.
Rare & Endangered Pygmy Slow Loris Twins Born at Moody Gardens
Guests will see double in 2017 as the Moody Gardens Rainforest staff celebrated the birth of two small, fuzzy Pygmy Slow Loris twins in the Nocturnal Exhibit of the Rainforest Pyramid.
The History of the Harvest Moon Regatta
Back in 1988 when the first group of 17 boats set sail to race from Galveston to Port Aransas, the intrepid sailors onboard likely had little more on their minds than reaching their destination and finding the nearest tavern. Read more.
The Kindness Project Is Causing a Positive Ripple Effect Across Galveston Island
If you ask Erin Toberman, it doesn’t cost anything to be kind and that act of kindness has a ripple effect on the entire community. Read more.