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.
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.
Lone Star Rally Roars into Galveston November 3-6
North Dakota has Sturgis, which draws 750,000 bikers to the city for the 10-day event, and Daytona Beach has Beach Bike Week that attracts 500,000 over ten days. But pound for pound, bike for bike, Galveston’s Lone Star Rally is a major player on the scene. Read more.
Moody Gardens's ICE LAND Returns with a Caribbean Theme for the Holidays
The ice carvers are back, chipping away at more than two million pounds of ice that are already being formed into sculptures for Moody Gardens’ upcoming ICE LAND exhibit, just in time for the holidays. 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.
Season Highlights at The Grand
The Grand 1894 Opera House, a quintessentially Galveston venue if ever there was one, is much more than simply a place to see legendary entertainers and captivating artistic performances. It’s a sepia-tone sample of 19th century opulence and style. Read more.