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Winter Texans Head South to Galveston Island

Welcome Winter Texans! Now that you've escaped the cold winter by heading south, it's island time! Galveston Island's tropical climate and breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico provide the relaxing escape you've been longing for. Yet, you'll feel right at home with the small town culture and southern hospitality found on this historic island.

Exploring in Galveston is easy to do as the island offers 32 miles of beaches, world-class attractions and adventure opportunities, one of the largest collections of Victorian architecture in the country, a charming historic downtown and plenty of award-winning restaurants.

And, if you're looking to meet fellow long-stay visitors, branch out to the many Winter Texan exclusive events offered throughout the season. You can learn about these events, special savings and other ways to make your long-term stay in Galveston more enjoyable by stopping by the Galveston Island Visitor Information Center located inside Ashton Villa.

For a formal introduction to the island, feel free to attend a "Winter Texan Welcome Reception" from 1:30-2:30 p.m. January 8 or February 10 at the visitor center.

Ghost Tours of Galveston
With his black shades, long, flowing black duster, shoulder-length hair and with rings adorning every finger, Dash Beardsley, aka “The Ghost Man of Galveston,” certainly looks the part of a ghost chaser. But rest assured Beardsley is not just playing a role.

Reimagining Robert Durst
Joshua Bullard says his friend is in trouble, and is not getting a fair shake in the media.

Galveston's Most Famous Lifeguard
I’ve written before about Leroy Colombo, the most well-known lifeguard to come from our island, but someone so larger than life deserves multiple visits.

Ever Wonder Where Bolivar Peninsula Got Its Name?
I’ve always said it, but here is another perfect example of what you can learn from film.

Island Savings
Being a Winter Texan has its benefits! Stop by the Galveston Island Visitor Information Center to pick up your Island Savings pass for exclusive offers and special discounts for Winter Texans. The visitor information center is located inside Ashton Villa at 2328 Broadway Ave. '

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