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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.
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.
Tall Ship ELISSA Training: Sailors Needed Would be sailors enthralled with the idea of spending time aboard Galveston’s 1877 iron barque Elissa can learn the ropes and hoist the sails – training for hardy volunteers to take the 19th century tall ship on the high seas.
Argghhhhhhh! It's Pirate Camp! Pirates captured the imagination of people both young and old long before Johnny Depp made Captain Jack Sparrow a household name. While the ranks of pirates largely consisted of thieves, burglars, kidnappers and even murderers,
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.