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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

Massive Cajun Festival Coming to Galveston Island April 26-27

Published: Monday, April 08, 2019

Join us at Tin Cup's Caddy Shack, April 26th and 27th, for the first-ever 'Bon Temps Rouler Cajun Throwdown'! Featuring all you can eat shrimp (Friday) and crawfish (Saturday) + a star-studded musical line up, you won't want to miss this event! Read more.

Urban Birding: Night-Herons Nesting in the City!

Published: Thursday, April 04, 2019

You might expect birds such as sparrows and doves to nest in the city, but did you know that Yellow-crowned Night-Herons do? Read more.

Week 4 Winners Announced

Published: Wednesday, April 03, 2019

This week's winners include a Nighthawk in the Rain, a Bird on a Wire, a Vireo with a Lofty View, and a Avocet Family Reunion. Read more.

An Evening to Soar - Raptors Uncorked Rewired

Published: Tuesday, April 02, 2019

Galveston’s FeatherFest, which runs this year from April 11 - 14, is offering a unique wildlife opportunity for you to interact with raptors and dine too Read more.

April 2019 - Horace P. Nettleton's Marine Museum

Published: Tuesday, April 02, 2019

Ninety years ago this month, Frank Patten, the director of Rosenberg Library, received an unusual invitation from a local resident. Rather than being printed on paper, the invitation was extended in the form of an engraved tiger cowry seashell. Read more.

2019 Week Three Winners Announced

Published: Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Ducks running on water and showing some tail are among this weeks winners of the FeatherFest photo contest. Read more.

2019 Week Two Winners Announced

Published: Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Winners of the 2019 FeatherFest Photo Contest include a Reddish Egret having a bad hair day, a lucky Heron, and an unlucky fish. Read more.

2019 Week One Winners Announced

Published: Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Prior to the annual Galveston FeatherFest, birders and photographers alike are encouraged to submit their photos for prizes. Read more.

Galveston Beach Parks Now Open

Published: Monday, March 11, 2019

The time has come! Stewart Beach and East Beach's gates are now open for business. Hours, pricing and more can be found here. 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.

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