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Coming Up on the Island


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Tips to Enjoying the Island ‘at a Safe Distance’

Downtown Boutique, Galveston, TX

Shopping on the Island

From the quaint shops of the Historic Downtown Strand District to the thoroughly modern retailers on Seawall Boulevard, shoppers will delight in the offerings ranging from fine to fun souvenirs.

Turtles About Town

Walking the Island

There are lots of opportunities to explore the island on foot. Take a tour of the Turtles About Town or a Tree Sculpture Tour. Many historic neighborhoods feature grand homes and mansions, ripe for Insta. Or, take advantage of nature-based activities like birding and fishing.

Bottom line: Educate yourself on the current state of COVID-19 and make the travel decision that is best for you and your family. Understanding the level of risk found in your travel destination of choice is a very important step. Continue to visit Galveston.com as we will monitor the situation and share information. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Looking Eastward at Galveston Beach

Beaches

All Galveston beaches are now open to the public. Beach parking is available at East Beach, Stewart Beach, Seawall Urban Park and several beach access points on the west end. To protect visitors and residents, city officials are enforcing social-distancing mandates including staying at least six-feet apart from others, not gathering in large groups and wearing face coverings when possible. For more information, click here.

San Luis Hotel

Where to Stay

Galveston Island boasts a tremendous variety of accommodations for every budget and preference. From luxury hotels and resorts to elegant bed & breakfasts, and from vacation rentals and condos to RV parks, you will find just the place to suit your needs.

Outside Dining, Galveston, TX

Dining

As restaurants transition to seated guests, we encourage you to take advantage of local eateries offering takeout, curbside pickup, delivery, and other specials. The Galveston Take Out Trail provides exclusive discounts and is instantly delivered to your mobile device via text and email.  Get yours now.

Coronavirus Updates

Here on Galveston Island, our top priority is the safety, health, and wellbeing of our community, its residents, and visitors. We understand the concern and uncertainty you may be experiencing surrounding COVID-19 and are committed to being responsive to your needs and those of all our guests as the situation evolves.


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Plan Your Stay

Where To Stay

Galveston Island boasts a tremendous variety of accommodations for every budget and preference. From luxury hotels and resorts to elegant bed & breakfasts, and from vacation rentals and condos to RV parks, you will find just the place to suit your needs.

The Strand in Downtown Galveston

Selecting a Hotel?  Think Location.

Galveston has dozens of hotel options.  One of the biggest differentiating factors is location.  Do you want to be on the Seawall to do beach things or do you want to be downtown for shopping and dining?  Here’s some food for thought.

Vacation Rentals

Only in a vacation home can you have those private dinner conversations with loved ones that go long into the night, or more space for those fun, silly moments that bring you closer together.

Request Information

So you’re considering a visit to Galveston Island!  That’s wonderful!  We’re confident you’ll find our Southern hospitality, temperate weather, sun-drenched beaches, and lively Victorian history the recipe for a perfect Island getaway. And we’re doing our best to make this website the perfect assistant for your vacation planning needs!

And a great tool for that?  Our Information Request Form!  Simply take a moment to fill out a few lines of information, and our seasoned team of Galveston Island tourism professionals will get you squared away in no time!

For more information on Galveston Island, please contact the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau, toll-free at 1-888-GAL-ISLE (425-4753). If you’ve never been to Galveston, make your first stop the Visitor Information Center located at 2328 Broadway for maps, discount coupons and other planning tips.

Couple Laughing While on Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier. Galveston, TX

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Request a Free Visitor Guide

If you’d like to receive a visitor guide or request additional tourism information, please click here.

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