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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.
Spring is in full blossom - and with it comes Spring Break! Check out our comprehensive guide!
Enjoy new attractions & experiences as Moody Gardens welcomes Spring Breakers.
Ready to set your clock to Island Time? Here are 10 reasons why!
Hey, music lovers! Check out all the live acts on the Island you won't wanna miss!
Get a Cost Break When You Stay Mid-Week! Find Out How!
Looking for great deals? You'd be amazed at how wonderfully affordable Galveston can be!
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.
A new study from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston has provided researchers important insights about an enzyme within the brain that plays a critical role in Alzheimer's.
Get a glimpse into the lives of some fascinating people who have made the journey to Galveston, Texas.
The official guide to planning your affordable Galveston Spring Break.
Family, friends and colleagues will gather to honor Galveston’s own “Steel Magnolia” Lyda Ann Thomas by unveiling a tree planted in her memory by the Galveston Island Tree Conservancy.
Grab that suntan lotion and put on that sexy swimsuit! Beach season has arrived and Galveston is rolling out the red carpet – eh, make that sand and sea – for the thousands of beachgoers headed to 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.
As we welcome spring on Galveston Island, the Trolly hours of operation have been set for the 2018 spring and summer season.
A new study from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston shows that using near infrared light on the heads of mice can effectively reduce vulnerability to the damaging effects of a toxic chemical in the brain known to be involved with the onset of Alzheimer’s.
Spring break is right around the corner which means flocks of Texans will be saying goodbye to winter as they head to the beach. Galveston’s beach parks will open March 10, and that’s just the beginning of what visitors can experience on the island this season.
Warm days – cool nights! The perfect recipe for the “F” word – FOG!
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.
A lot of sources debate our claim that Santos Cruz invented the margarita at the Balinese Room for singer Peggy Lee.
It's hard to narrow it down to only 10 things, but here's are the 10 reasons you should get on Island Time!
Check out this video and blog pairing to help you navigate Galveston's frequently asked questions.
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.
Just like there are so many guilty pleasures on the island, there are also some pretty healthy spots too!
Galveston loves its seafood, and the island’s historic downtown district is serving it up in royal fashion, fit for a king and queen.
Galveston’s Pier 21 has restaurants, an exclusive hotel, marina, theater, harbor tours and attractions.
Breakfast is supposed to be the most important meal of the day, and Mosquito Café takes it to heart.
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.
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.
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!
No trip to Galveston is complete without a visit to some of the most popular museums on the island.
Galveston’s 70-block historic downtown is a veritable treasure chest of culture
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.
How many of these historical Galveston facts do you know?
Explore unique shopping opportunities in Galveston
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.
Spring break is almost here and Moody Gardens is offering new attractions and experiences to provide an enjoyable daytrip or extended vacation at one of the most popular tourist destinations in Texas.
Seaside Chats are informal presentations about ocean topics associated with Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary and the Gulf of Mexico.
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.
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.
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.
Experienced- and non-experienced-birders alike, come out and join us in a bird and sightseeing tour around Galveston
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.
When the temperatures soar in the weeks and months ahead, what’s the best Galveston beach to hit the waves?
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.
Recycling on Galveston Island just got easier! Here's your guide to a more environmentally-friendly island life!
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!
Years ago, Spud and I sailed a back-to back Rhapsody of the Seas repositioning 7 nites from Galveston to Aruba – 6 nites Aruba to Tampa – departing December 23. How “festive.”
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.
Well, Lorraine has returned from doing something she swore many years ago she would NEVER do again- she’s speaking of a “Holiday” Cruise!
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.
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.
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!!!
But my question is…..guys – would it kill you to give your jeans and “gimmie” caps a rest at least for one night?
Central America Closer than Ever with Panama Canal Cruises Departing Galveston
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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