People flock to Galveston year-round for lots of reasons. They enjoy the beaches, attractions and wildlife for weeks at a time, or for just a night or two before setting off to cruise the Caribbean.
With so many attractions on Galveston Island, it can be a bit challenging to figure out exactly what to do on vacation. Luckily, we’ve got you covered.
Whether you are a nature-lover looking for adventure or a foodie wanting to discover the island’s local culinary gems, our itineraries will guide you to along the way. Excellent resources for trip-planning, you can use these itineraries as a starting point or follow them step by step.
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Tips for Holiday Cruising from Galveston
If you are cruising this holiday season from Galveston, you should definitely spend a day or two on our Winter Wonder Island before or after your cruise. Read more.
What the Dickens Are You Wearing?
Going Old-Fashioned at Galveston’s Annual “Dickens on the Strand” Festival Read more.
Behind The Scenes: ICE LAND: Rainforest Holiday
Take a behind the scenes look at ICE LAND: Rainforest Holiday with some background, specs and fun facts! Read more.
Hotel Galvez Holiday Lighting Celebration
The Galveston Holiday Lighting Celebration begins with the arrival of Santa Claus by horse-drawn carriage, followed by the lighting of the hotel’s 35-foot Christmas tree with a countdown led by Santa Claus and Galveston’s Mayor Pro-Tem Terrilyn Tarlton Shannon. Read more.
Soar Down Giant Ruins Ice Slide, Discover Butterflies, Bats Inside Ice Land
Grab a parka and soar through the rainforests of the world on a 36-foot Giant Ruins Ice Slide now underway inside ICE LAND: Rainforest Holiday. Read more.
Island Holiday Guide For The Entire Family
When planning your holiday adventures, you will not want to miss out on what Galveston Island has in store in 2017. Read more.
Tying the Knot, Island Style
Tying the knot with a seaside theme is a popular option for many couples. Galveston offers many venues for such a dream wedding – island style. Read more.
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.
25 Ways to Send Your Stay Into Overtime!
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. Read more.
6 Things to Do on a Rainy Day in Galveston
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! Read more.