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Frequently Asked Questions

Your Galveston Island Questions? Answered.

We invite you to fill out our Convention and Visitors Bureau Information Request Form. Your questions and comments will be forwarded to the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau. For more information on Galveston Island, please contact the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau, toll-free at 1-888-GAL-ISLE (425-4753).

You may wish to consider filling out our online request form to obtain an official Galveston Island Visitor Guide sent to you.

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 sample 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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Listings on Galveston.com’s Calendar of Events are subject to space restrictions, and unfortunately we can’t include every submission. But please know we are doing our best to choose events of interest to our website’s visitors, and we welcome your suggestions.

There are literally hundreds of maps throughout Galveston.com. As you click thru the website, you’ll see interactive maps displayed. You’re also invited to visit our Transportation hub here.

From the harbor to the Gulf and from East End to West, you’ll find it quite easy to get where you’re wanting to be while on the Island. In addition to a number of taxi companies, as well as ridesharing companies Uber & Lyft, there are a number of options here.

Paying to park anywhere is a necessary evil, but in Galveston, you can see first-hand where your money is going! Parking fees collected on the Seawall are used to maintain and add amenities, such as landscaping, lighting and restrooms. Parking fees are collected downtown to ensure that adequate parking is available for people eating, shopping and visiting downtown. See our comprehensive guide to parking downtown, on the Seawall, and during your cruise here.

The Galveston Island Pass is your key to adventure and savings while exploring the numerous attractions that make Galveston so special. Select four or more participating attractions and save 40% off retail price. Details here.

Whatever your sunseeking fancy, Galveston has a beach for you!  See our guide here.

When you plan your meeting on Galveston Island, you’ve got seasoned professionals helping you every step of the way. From securing your venue and accommodations, to suggesting itineraries, our dedicated team of insiders with The Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau will ensure that no detail is overlooked.

Houston’s largest airport, George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), is located approximately 23 miles north of downtown Houston, near the Sam Houston Tollway (Beltway 8 north). Houston’s second largest airport, Hobby Airport (HOU), is located approximately seven miles south of downtown Houston, near I-45/Gulf Freeway, the major highway heading from the City to NASA and Galveston Island.

There are a number of options for transportation to and from both airports, including a variety of cars, limousines, and shuttles, along with ride sharing services such as Uber & Lyft. Details here.

The Port of Galveston is the fourth busiest home port in the United States with departures from Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Disney Cruise Lines.  Details here.

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.

Congratulations on your decision to get married on beautiful Galveston Island! We are sure that you will fall in love with our city no matter what time of year you choose!  View our complete wedding guide here.

Galveston’s public course, Moody Gardens Golf Course, is a seaside links enchantress whose lush paspalum fairways are lined with 500 palms and shorebird habitat. Sydnor Bayou laps at its shores to entice your best shot.  Of course, if miniature golf is more your speed?  You can’t go wrong with Magic Carpet Golf!

Warm breezes and year-round temperate seas complement the city’s rich historic districts, award-winning restaurants, unique attractions and bustling shops. When is the best time to visit? Any time is Island Time!

Galveston is the “Winter Wonder Island” of Texas, offering visitors a magical experience with more than 50 days of holiday events and activities.  Journey back to Victorian England during the annual Dickens on The Strand!  Take in a holiday show at The Grand 1894 Opera House!  Celebrate the season during Holiday in the Gardens at Moody Gardens! Quite simply, there’s arguably no better time to head to Galveston Island than the holiday season.

There are a number of options for transportation to and from both airports, including a variety of cars, limousines, and shuttles, along with ride sharing services such as Uber & Lyft. Details here.

The Galveston Island Visitor Information Center is located inside the Galveston Chamber of Commerce at 2228 Mechanic, Suite 101. The friendly and knowledgeable staff is there to help any guest discover the many treasures of Galveston Island. The center is open 7 days a week and provides tourism information to thousands of visitors each year.

Coronavirus Updates

Here on Galveston Island, our top priority is the safety, health, and wellbeing of our community, its residents, and visitors. We understand the concern and uncertainty you may be experiencing surrounding COVID-19 and are committed to being responsive to your needs and those of all our guests as the situation evolves.

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