Galveston offers 32 miles of relaxing beaches, superb restaurants, top resort hotels, marvelous downtown shopping, numerous antique stores, incredible art galleries, fabulous entertainment and one of the largest and well-preserved concentrations of Victorian architecture in the country.
Recommended attractions include: The Broadway Beauties: 1859 Ashton Villa, 1892 Bishop's Palace, 1895 Moody Mansion which portray early 20th century family life among Galveston's elite; The Grand 1894 Opera House ranked among the nation's finest historical theaters; the Texas Seaport Museum & 1877 Tall Ship Elissa highlighting the history of the Port of Galveston; The Great Storm documentary detailing the 1900 hurricane which killed 6,000 and changed the Island's history; the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum; the Railroad Museum in the restored Union Depot; Harbor Tours offering dolphin watching; Moody Gardens featuring an aquarium pyramid, a 3-D theater, tropical rainforest pyramid, and a ridefilm theater; and the year-round Schlitterbahn Waterpark - the first facility of its kind, and a wonderful family destination.
From the Blogs
Galveston's Only Electric Bike Rental Shop Opens Downtown
Published: Thursday, May 17, 2018
Electric bicycles are the new, exciting way to explore and experience the sights that only Galveston has to offer. Rent an electric bicycle and take yourself or a group of friends on a tour of Galveston’s history, curiosities and fare, all on your own schedule. Read more.
Get a Cost Break by Staying Mid-Week
Published: Sunday, May 13, 2018
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. Read more.
Moody Gardens Palm Beach Opening This Month
Published: Thursday, May 10, 2018
Summer is just around the corner and Moody Gardens invites everyone to sink their toes in the white sand, lounge beneath palm trees and splash at their beach attractions including a 650-foot lazy river! Read more for dates, times and MORE! Read more.
May 2018 - Fides Senechal's First Communion Memorabilia
Published: Wednesday, May 02, 2018
During the month of May, Rosenberg Library will exhibit a beautiful, hand-carved mother-of-pearl rosary which was presented to Galveston resident Fides Senechal Boening Read more.
Secrets of Seawolf Park
Published: Tuesday, April 24, 2018
This unique attraction gives you the opportunity to explore two historic World War II undersea vessels – the USS Cavalla and the USS Stewart. Learn some secrets of Seawolf! Read more.
10 Things You Probably Don't Know About The Grand 1894 Opera House
Published: Tuesday, April 10, 2018
The Grand 1894 Opera House has an amazing history, but how much of it do you actually know? Read more.
New Stewart Beach Pavilion Coming Soon
Published: Thursday, March 29, 2018
The Galveston Park Board approved the design for a brand-new Stewart Beach Pavilion and you're gonna want to see it! Read more.
Seven Amazing Things You Need To Do in Galveston this Spring
Published: Thursday, March 01, 2018
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. Read more.
Galveston Trolley Rolls Out 2018 Spring & Summer Hours
Published: Wednesday, February 28, 2018
As we welcome spring on Galveston Island, the Trolly hours of operation have been set for the 2018 spring and summer season. Read more.
What to do Before or After My Cruise?
Published: Thursday, February 08, 2018
Check out this video and blog pairing to help you navigate Galveston's frequently asked questions. Read more.