You know, for us Islanders, living just a few miles south from the fourth largest city in America does have its privileges. There's convenient airport access. Cool sports teams like the Astros, Rockets, Texans, & Dynamo. And incredible world-class museums like The Menil Collection and the Houston Museum of Natural Science.
But that road goes both ways - and Houstonians just can't get enough of our little Island paradise "just off Texas." And since we're conveniently located just 45 minutes away, right down Interstate 45? It couldn't possibly be any simpler to plan the perfect getaway right away!
Introducing #45toGalveston, a summer-long campaign chock full of helpful hints and fun itineraries, buckets full of exciting contests, and more! And while you're joining us in the fun? Share your vacation Instagrams with us with the hashtag #45 to Galveston!
Galveston Holiday Events to Include New Downtown Lanterns & Lights PLUS Cirque Joyeux Noel Show
The entire island will offer holiday cheer with eight weeks of “Winter Wonder Island” events and festivities. Read more.
Up for a Challenge? Galveston to Host Family Beach Competitions
Family fun is taking on a new meaning this spring and summer at Galveston’s East Beach with friendly competitions between families. Read more.
First of 1 Million Cubic Yards of Sand Has Been Pumped Onto the Beach
The first of 1 million cubic yards of sand has been pumped onto the beach in a $19 million project to replenish over 3.5 miles of beach along Galveston's seawall.
Group Activities Beckon & Abound on Galveston Island
If you’re looking for group activities, there’s plenty of things to on our charming little island. Read more.
Planning a Meeting? Why Not in Galveston?
Most visitors come to Galveston to relax on the beaches, stroll the Strand, maybe visit museums and to dine at some of the island’s most popular restaurants. Yet despite it being a vacation destination, Galveston is also a great place to hold meetings. Read more.