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
10th Annual Brewmasters Serves Up Foam-Filled Labor Day Fun
Published: Friday, July 12, 2019
Toast to the end of summer at the 10th annual BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival in sunny Galveston Island, Texas during Labor Day Weekend. Read more.
Galveston Offers Expanded Lineup of Free Summer Beach Events
Published: Monday, July 01, 2019
Popular ‘Sandcastle Days’ Event Now Available to West End Beachgoers, more... Read more.
10 (More) Things To Do on a Rainy Day in Galveston
Published: Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Sometimes when you plan your trip to Galveston ahead of time, you might end up dealing with a little bit of rain on your visit – don’t worry! A little rain never hurts in Galveston because this island getaway is more than just a beach. Read more.
Canceled Cruise? We've Got You Covered!
Published: Friday, June 21, 2019
Don’t let this cancellation rain on your vacation parade, plan your trip to Galveston Island today! Read more.
Bands on the Sand Lineup, Palm Beach Guide
Published: Friday, June 14, 2019
Bask in the sun, poolside, on Galveston's only white sand beach, relax in a Texas-sized spa or float on the Interactive River. Either way, you're in for an unforgettable day at the beach! Read more.
Visit 'Australia's Great Wild North' In The Moody Gardens 3D Theater
Published: Friday, May 24, 2019
Immerse yourself in the MG 3D Theater featuring the world’s first giant-screen 4K 6-Primary Laser Projection System. Read more.
Moody Gardens Palm Beach Offers An Island Splash Of Fun For The Whole Family
Published: Monday, May 20, 2019
Guests can enjoy pristine white sand, lazy river, tower slides, live music with fireworks and more! Read more.
Galveston Island Events April thru May 2019
Published: Monday, March 11, 2019
With all of the festivals and events that take place in Galveston, it can sometimes be difficult to keep up! Here's a list of events taking place in the next few months: Read more.
The Birds of Moody Gardens: A lot to be thankful for
Published: Monday, November 26, 2018
2018 has been a year of surprises as I’ve been much more aware of the bird activity that surrounds me. For me and this 410-acre year project, it truly has been the “Year of the Bird”. Read more.
Holiday Fun Continues in Galveston with Expanded Downtown Lanterns & Lights
Published: Sunday, November 25, 2018
An expanded Downtown Lanterns and Lights has been illuminated in downtown Galveston. Read more.