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Official Website of Galveston Island, Texas Tourism & Marketing2024-05-27T11:36:02-05:00

Coming Up on the Island


Experience a Fishing Adventure!

Out Cast Charters
Experience a fishing adventure of a LIFETIME! We are all about making memories while on the hunt for Monsta Fish! We're ready to get you HOOKED UP! Book a Trip

Take a Self-guided Tour

1895 Moody Mansion
Open for tours daily. Where Galveston history comes to life. Visit Website

What to Do

Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, Galveston, TX

Attractions for the Entire Family

The Galveston Bay Area is home to some of the best attractions Texas has to offer, including Moody Gardens, Schlitterbahn Waterpark, the Kemah Boardwalk, and miles of sun-kissed beaches along the Bolivar Peninsula and Galveston Island.

Lady Visiting Art Gallery

A Thriving Arts Scene Awaits Your Discovery

From Kemah to Galveston, our thriving arts scene offers both the performing and visual arts. From stage performances to historical films, to art exhibits, there’s a multitude of entertainment and inspiration to experience.

Couple Lying on the Beach, Galveston, Texas

Year-Round Outdoor Fun

The Bay Area’s temperate weather generally allows visitors to enjoy the beautiful outdoors year-round. Galveston County offers wonderful Gulf beaches, boating, golfing, fishing, surfing, kayaking, biking and more.

Wetlands Are Bird Magnets

Find out the best places to visit salt marsh wetlands to see birds they attract.  When you raise your binoculars to observe the birds, remember: Like a magnet, it’s the wetlands that brought them here.


Experience Life

Moody Gardens Rainforest Pyramid
Experience LIFE as you visit the rainforests of Asia, Africa and the Americas. Visit Website

Trollbeads Bracelets

Island Silver
The Gulf Coast’s Premier Sterling Silver Jewelry Store with thousand of .925 Sterling items in stock. Visit Website

Plan Your Stay

Where To Stay

The communities around Galveston Bay and along the Texas Gulf Coast offer 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.

From Kemah to Webster to Texas City to Galveston Island, there are literally thousands 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 closer to the Boardwalk 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.

Eat & Drink

Interior View of Shearn's Seafood & Prime Steaks, Galveston, TX

Where to Eat

The chance to consume heaps of fresh seafood is a given around Galveston Bay and on the Texas coast. But the area’s restaurant and beverage scene is also surging with array of new foodie delights, giving visitors plenty of mouthwatering options for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The Bar at The San Luis Hotel, Galveston, TX

Where to Drink

Whether you’re after a twinkling city skyline or a sweeping vista of Clear Lake,  the Galveston Bay Area offers a host of watering holes with plenty of scenery to sip by.

Musician Playing Acoustic Guitar

Live Music

Like your music live? Then check out our comprehensive guide to upcoming gigs at venues across the Bay Area.

Get Our Newsletter!

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

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Hand Holding Smart Phone. Galveston, TX