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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.
The Galveston.com Fall Preview School is back in session, and that means fall is just around the corner. Whether you're planning on only visiting Galveston Island for the day or you plan to make this your weekend getaway, there's a list of fun and exciting things to do.
Victor Lang: The Galveston.com Interview I met Victor Lang about 20 years ago when I first moved to Galveston. Over the years, I saw him at parties and bar rooms, and always tried to say hello and find out what was going on in his life. Victor never failed to offer a juicy nugget of information.
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.