Welcome to Galveston.com! We are thrilled you have decided to explore Galveston Island. It’s said that once you cross the causeway from the Texas mainland, you instantly relax and your internal clock resets to island time. We hope you experience this “causeway cure” where flip-flops replace dress shoes and the scenery is like postcards from a bygone era.
Galveston.com offers many state-of-the-art features that promise to make your trip planning easier and more comprehensive.
Galveston.com Blogs: From special events to entertainment & nightlife to festivals to dining, we've curated the best writers in the area, who will keep you continually updated with all the fun that's not to be missed.
Live Webcam Network: Folks throughout the Houston area and those familiar with The Weather Channel have become quite familiar with Galveston.com's vast network of live Island webcams. Strategically placed throughout the city, you're never more than a click away from your favorite Island location. Many of them are even controllable! Even better? We offer a live chat interface along with each cam, so you can discuss what you're seeing with your pals!
Local News Headlines: In today's 21st Century digitized world, it's no longer enough to get just one point of view when it comes to your news. That's why Galveston.com is pleased to offer a broad spectrum of Galveston Island News Headlines, from respected news sources from around the region. Simply bookmark Galveston.com/News, and you'll be up to speed on all-things Galveston Island in no time!
SMS Alerts: Galveston.com makes it easy to be "in the know" for all things Galveston Island! From general information, to music, to arts & theater, to Mardi Gras, to the magic of the holiday season, now it's possible to get insider information, deals, & more with Galveston.com Text alerts. With each alert subscription, you'll receive no more than 4 messages per month. Message and data rates may apply.
Social Center: Good luck finding a more comprehensive place to socialize with your friends online! The Galveston.com Social Center pulls in all your favorite Galveston-related feeds from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, and Vine, making the need to click anywhere else obsolete! Enjoy.
Galveston.com Weather: Since 1998, we've been thrilled to feature Galveston's own Stan Blazyk as our official local weather expert. His vast knowledge, coupled with our own state-of-the-art weather stations located downtown and on the Seawall - AND our official partnership with Weather Underground? Rest easy. When weather strikes, we've got you covered.
Why Do Snowbirds Love Galveston So Much?
Is it the warmer island temperatures? The wonderful holiday traditions? Take a look at why so many choose Galveston as their winter getaway! Read more.
Galveston.com TV Streaming Apps Now Offer Live & On-Demand Content
The travel channel is now available in the Apple App Store for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and Apple TV devices; the Amazon App Store for Amazon Fire devices; Google Play for Android devices, and soon to Roku Streaming TV & Media Players. Read more.
Birding For Fun Field Trip Opportunities
Experienced- and non-experienced-birders alike, come out and join us in a bird and sightseeing tour around Galveston Read more.
Unique Shopping Opportunities in Downtown Galveston
Explore unique shopping opportunities in Galveston Read more.
Get a Cost Break by Staying Mid-Week
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.