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To some, Galveston will always be an island defined by its storied past, its 19th-century elegance, big-city ambitions, notorious seaport and even more notorious storms. But visitors to the island these days might be forgiven for thinking they’ve happened upon a new golden age, one even more glorious than the last.

From world-class museums to brand-spanking-new cruise ships, from the explosion in entertainment and dining options to the ever-growing number of places to stay, shop, and explore, this is not your grandfather’s Galveston - or your father’s, for that matter. Except that it is.

The atmosphere is still as warm and friendly as the breezes. The beaches - as beautiful and inviting as they’ve ever been- still go on forever. It’s Galveston as you always knew it, and always knew it could be.

Fortunately, the island offers a wide variety of accommodations, from swanky resorts and beach houses to budget-conscious lodging and cozy bed-and-breakfasts. Choosing the place that’s right for you may seem like an overwhelming task, but the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau is happy to help! Call their toll-free visitor line (888-GAL-ISLE) for suggestions.

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.

Shark Fishing

Published: Tuesday, July 09, 2019

Another great and exhilarating aspect of summer fishing in Galveston is catching sharks! Read more.

Celebrating Galveston's Red, White & Blue

Published: Tuesday, July 09, 2019

The beautiful holiday weekend provided a great opportunity to get out and celebrate Galveston’s red, white and blue – Birding for Fun style! Read more.

July 2019 - Baxter & Wilson

Published: Monday, July 08, 2019

During the month of July, Rosenberg Library will exhibit a straw boater hat sold by Galveston retailers Baxter & Wilson during the early 20th century. 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.

Truly Magnificent Sight

Published: Wednesday, June 26, 2019

One of my favorite experiences every summer on Galveston Island is seeing the breathtaking view of Magnificent Frigatebirds soaring effortlessly overhead. 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.

Watch Your Step!

Published: Thursday, June 13, 2019

Many shorebirds nest right on the ground by creating a small scrape in sandy or gravelly areas in which they lay well-camouflaged eggs. Read more.

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