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The Galveston Island CVB offers professional assistance in every area of meeting and convention activity including hotel request for proposals (RFP), planning, promotion, registration and spousal programs.
For group tour operators, we offer hotel rate proposals, sample itineraries, collateral materials and coordination assistance. For family reunions and weddings, we offer hotel rate proposals, collateral materials and coordination assistance.
The GALVESTON ISLAND PASS is your key to adventure and savings while exploring the numerous attractions that make Galveston so special.
Select four or more participating attractions and save up to 40% off retail price.
Behold, the Winners in the 2017 Best of the Island Awards - "the Oscars of the Gulf Coast!"
Welcome, Winter Texans! We're thrilled to have you on beautiful, warmer Galveston Island!
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Hey, music lovers! Check out all the live acts on the Island you won't wanna miss!
Save Up to 40% Off Attractions with Galveston Island Pass!
Brush up on your cooking skills with Kitchen Chick Cooking Classes - serving up yums right now!
Visiting the Island? Galveston.com makes it easy with our variety of Trip Planning Tools! We encourage you to take in all that makes our city great. We’re confident that, using this website and these planning tools as a road map, you’ll grow to love this island as much as we do.
Recycling on Galveston Island just got easier! Here's your guide to a more environmentally-friendly island life!
Moody Gardens and their famous penguins have a new member in the family.
A cruise buddy of Lorraine’s was told this story by a friend of hers who once worked at the cruise terminal – and swears it to be true.
Check out this video and blog pairing to help you navigate Galveston's frequently asked questions.
When thinking about Galveston Island you probably imagine beaches and amusements like Moody Gardens or Pleasure Pier but in between the palm trees and sea grass is a WWII memorial named Seawolf Park.
Get a glimpse into the lives of some fascinating people who have made the journey to Galveston, Texas.
Get a glimpse into the lives of some fascinating people in Galveston, TX.
Deciding how to have fun on the beach in Galveston can be daunting, even if you’ve narrowed your choices down to spending at least some of your time frolicking in the sand at one of the island’s five beach parks.
Vaccine research and development will expand at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston with the creation of the Sealy Institute for Vaccine Sciences.
Centuries of mixing unique ingredients and ethnic influences have made Galveston’s cuisine truly special. Each dish shares a piece of the island’s past. And today, tourists seeking distinct,
only-in-Texas meals keep pushing the island’s restaurants to ever more creative ends,
from craft beer to one-of-a-kind desserts.
It's hard to narrow it down to only 10 things, but here's are the 10 reasons you should get on Island Time!
If you’re running low on ideas that will make everyone happy, here are our suggestions for some must-do family experiences on the island.
Whether you’re paddling along tranquil coastal channels, playing in an indoor waterpark, or indulging in some first-rate dining, you’ll find many reasons to visit Galveston this spring.
Just like there are so many guilty pleasures on the island, there are also some pretty healthy spots too!
The Galvez Bar & Grill is perhaps most notably known for its Sunday brunch, but that is another review in and of itself. For this endeavor, we chose a late afternoon dinner.
Heavens to Betsy! Sometimes you just need some red meat in the fashion of a good ol’ burger. When you get that hankering, and your tummy rumbles you won’t be disappointed by the selections and tastes at Hubcap Grill.
Breakfast is supposed to be the most important meal of the day, and Mosquito Café takes it to heart.
The history of Galveston’s Maceo family is the stuff of legend. These days, however, the name is associated with Maceo’s Spice & Import Co., home of the muffuletta.
How many of these historical Galveston facts do you know?
There’s nothing wrong with beach time and margaritas, of course. But as the locals know, there’s also plenty of opportunity to stimulate the mind in Galveston, at a host of cultural institutions.
Galveston’s 70-block historic downtown is a veritable treasure chest of culture
No trip to Galveston is complete without a visit to some of the most popular museums on the island.
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!
Galveston Island is a beautiful, historic beach destination known for its great weather all year round. There are plenty of things to do in Galveston that promise to send your stay into Overtime, which is what makes our charming little island so diverse and special.
Explore unique shopping opportunities in Galveston
Entering Galveston's arts scene is as easy as venturing onto Postoffice Street for an enchanting blend of art galleries, antique shops and chic eateries.
Want to make the little ones light up with glee? Take
a trip to Moody Gardens or to Galveston Children’s Museum. Do Grandma and Grandpa want to experience the island’s
culture? Catch a show at The Grand or tour the Bryan Museum. Need alone time with your significant other? Enjoy a romantic dinner at Number 13 or Rudy & Paco.
When the temperatures soar in the weeks and months ahead, what’s the best Galveston beach to hit the waves?
Though Galveston is one of the top locations in the country for birding, lovers of nature and the outdoors also love the Island for its camping, hiking, kayaking, and, of course, fishing.
Each day without fail, the retired real estate professionals hop on their electric tricycles at their Back Bay subdivision home near Moody Gardens, and with their doggies in tow make their way to Seawall Boulevard.
These sculptures, bittersweet as they may be, are marvelous reminders of the trees that once shaded the island’s charming neighborhood streets.
The season for thrills and chills is quickly approaching and Galveston Island’s ghostly history makes it one of the top destinations in the country for “haunted” travel.
The calendar may say we’re entering the infamous and lamentable “Dog Days of Summer,” but in Galveston, that just means it’s time to step up your search for some of the island’s numerous options for aquatic fun.
The East End Historical
District is a flourishing area where you can find its storied past everywhere you look, from stunning Greek Revival-style homes to cozy cottages to bright Victorian mansions.
Take a look at the lives of Galvestonians with this special blog series: Humans of Galveston.
Look in to the lives of the 'Humans of Galveston.'
Island life’s a piece of cake for retired educator Joe Gallagher. Find out more!
If the walls of the Hotel Galvez & Spa could talk — and given that the historic hotel is rumored to be haunted, many people believe they do talk — oh, the stories they could tell.
The Port of Galveston serves
as homeport for several cruise ships, from Carnival to Disney to Royal Caribbean International. But before you set sail? Make sure to set aside some time to escape and explore our lovely Island!
Well, Lorraine has returned from doing something she swore many years ago she would NEVER do again- she’s speaking of a “Holiday” Cruise!
But my question is…..guys – would it kill you to give your jeans and “gimmie” caps a rest at least for one night?
Ask anyone who has ever cruised what the least favorite onboard activity is, and they will answer (practically to a person) THE DREADED LIFEBOAT DRILL!!!
One of my pet peeves is passengers blaming cruise lines for “blips.” Cruise lines are NOT responsible for weather, seasonal fog banks, “motion on the ocean” - or missed ports of call.
Seasoned cruisers who have become familiar with ship “jargon” know that the announcement “Bravo-Bravo-Bravo” is not a cue to stand and take a bow.
Galveston is home-port to six cruise ships at the moment, which happened last month when RCCL’s Vision of the Seas and Disney Wonder sailed in to port. That’s the most ships we’ve ever had at once! But, of course, that’s going to change.
If you’re thinking of nice warm sunshiny islands about now.....it’s the time to book that cruise for 2017! The “Wave” Season is here!
Okay – so you’ve decided to book a cruise (great!) – Now, you get to select a stateroom, therein lies the challenge.
From the moment they exploded onto Galveston's culinary scene, the Gypsy Joynt hipsters have wasted no time reinventing the West Market District - as well as Island dining. From "Best to New Restaurant" in 2016 to "Restaurant of the Year" in 2017, it's not be missed.
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