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's Beaches: So Many to Choose From!
Summer fun on the island is just around the corner. So when the temperatures soar in the weeks and months ahead, what’s the best Galveston beach to hit the waves? Read more.
Up for a Challenge? Galveston to Host Family Beach Competitions
Family fun is taking on a new meaning this spring and summer at Galveston’s East Beach with friendly competitions between families. Read more.
Hamilton Loomis to Lead Harmonica Workshop at Galveston College
Blues extraordinaire and island native Hamilton Loomis is returning home this spring to conduct a two-day blues harmonica workshop at Galveston College, and he wants you in on the action. Read more.
GHF Homes Tour Returns May 6, 7, 13, & 14, 2017
Galveston Historical Foundation opens the doors to Galveston’s architectural history through public tours of privately owned homes for the first two weekends each May. The 2017 event will be held May 6,7, 13, & 14. Read more.
Grab Your Camera. Spring Migration is Happening Now!
Spring is in the air. That means hundreds of migrating birds are heading north across the Gulf from Central and South America. Read more.
Spring Break Galveston: A Hotspot for Family Activities
If you’re looking for some fun things during Galveston Spring Break 2017, there’s no need to look any further. We’ve put together this list of must-do activities for families and children of all ages to plunge into. Read more.
7 Things to Do on a Rainy Day in Galveston
You’ve just landed in Galveston for some much-needed R&R and glance out the hotel patio window at the Gulf of Mexico. And it's raining. Never fear! Read more.
FeatherFest Takes Wing This April
The FeatherFest Birding & Nature Festival, scheduled for April 6-9 and celebrating its 15th anniversary, has grown into one of the preeminent events of its kind in North America. Read more.
Moody Gardens Offers New Attractions, Discounts for Spring Break
Spring break is almost here and Moody Gardens is offering new attractions, experiences and discounts to provide an enjoyable daytrip or extended vacation at one of the most popular tourist destinations in Texas. Read more.
Spring Break on a Budget
It’s that time of the year when the sun’s rays provide the perfect backdrop for dancing, partying and flirting during the annual freedom pilgrimage called Spring Break Galveston. It takes place March 1 - April 30. Read more.