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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!
Island ETC presents "Love, Loss and What I Wore," Jan. 19-27.
Don't miss Yaga's C'hili Quest & Beer Fest as it returns Jan. 19-20.
Save Up to 40% Off Attractions with Galveston Island Pass!
The Grand welcome the return of The Oak Ridge Boys, Jan. 20-21.
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.
Looking to enjoy the island cuisine with very little cost? Look no further than Yaga's Cafe.
Let the carnivore in you out for Galveston Restaurant Week.
With such proximity to Mexico, Texans have adopted their own flavor of food called Tex-Mex, and these Galveston favorites have dialed up wonderful offerings for the 2018 Galveston Restaurant Week.
Look in to the lives of the 'Humans of Galveston.'
Today's Restaurant Week spotlight reminds us all of what we love to do - blaze through a tough morning of work so you can race to your favorite spot for lunch with your pals! Here are some deals!
Treat your self to some of the most luxurious meals The Island has to offer.
Take a look in to Galveston's own Tilman Fertitta's restaurant empire.
Save up to $50 for the all-inclusive Golf & Dining Package for Galveston Restaurant Week ONLY!
New to Galveston Restaurant Week or just need a little refresher? Take a look at how it works.
No matter if you are adventurous or more low-key, one thing that people can almost always agree on is the importance of food.
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.
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 seventh annual Galveston Restaurant Week - Saturday, January 6th to Sunday, January 21st, 2018 - brings Galveston Island's vibrant food scene to life for two full weeks of delicious dining.
When planning your holiday adventures, you will not want to miss out on what Galveston Island has in store in 2017.
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?
The return of summer in the Lone Star State heralds the arrival of warm weather, vibrant blue skies and blooming bluebonnets.
Galveston has its share of local vendors bringing island residents and visitors some of the freshest local and regional produce – foods you can either eat fresh or cook while staying on the island.
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.
Take a behind the scenes look at ICE LAND: Rainforest Holiday with some background, specs and fun facts!
The entire island will offer holiday cheer with eight weeks of “Winter Wonder Island” events and festivities.
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.
No trip to Galveston is complete without a visit to some of the most popular museums on the island.
Many summertime visitors come to Galveston for the beaches, restaurants and just to be near the warm Gulf waters. But many may not realize that this historic island has a world-class museum with incredible artifacts, artworks and displays that bring Texas history to life.
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.
JUST ANNOUNCED: Everclear will be headlining this year's Mardi Gras Galveston! Other musical guests include La Mafia & Kevin Fowler! Stay tuned for more info and details! #LoveGalveston
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.
Get a glimpse into the lives of some fascinating people who have made the journey to Galveston, Texas.
Experienced- and non-experienced-birders alike, come out and join us in a bird and sightseeing tour around Galveston
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.
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.
Tis the season of sandy paws, salty kisses and happy tails. We’ve sniffed out the best places to bring your four-legged friends for the ultimate island adventure. So skip the kennel and head to the beach!
A guide to the many eye-catching murals located across the Island.
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!
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.
If you are cruising this holiday season from Galveston, you should definitely spend a day or two on our Winter Wonder Island before or after your cruise.
Lorraine’s sister-in-law REFUSES to cruise….she considers cruise ships to be “nothing more than great big hotels on the water” – she is SO wrong - cruise ships are actually more like “small towns” on the water
Planning a “family” vacation can be a real “wake-up” call.
No. It’s not the latest dance craze – it’s what’s going on in the cruise industry since Irma, Jose, and Maria wreaked their havoc on the Caribbean, devastating all of those beautiful, lush green islands that were once popular port stops.
Okay! So you’re on a cruise ship in the path of a storm. What do you do? Where do you go? Well, the answer is obvious! YOU RUN THE OTHER WAY!
Are “mega ships” a boon or a bane for cruisers? Well – it depends on your point of view.
Well, Lorraine’s friend “the Fashionista” is at it again. Booked a cruise for md-November and – yep – she’s out shopping for a new wardrobe! DOH!
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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