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
Galveston Isle Kicks Off Tourism Season Memorial Day Weekend
Published: Thursday, May 24, 2018
As thousands of visitors flock to Galveston this Memorial Day weekend, the island’s tourism industry will be celebrating the kickoff of what is expected to be a successful summer vacation season. Read more.
Kingfish Everywhere, Ling Running
Published: Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Galveston fishing report provided by Aqua Safari Charters on May 23, 2018. Read more.
Galveston's Only Electric Bike Rental Shop Opens Downtown
Published: Thursday, May 17, 2018
Electric bicycles are the new, exciting way to explore and experience the sights that only Galveston has to offer. Rent an electric bicycle and take yourself or a group of friends on a tour of Galveston’s history, curiosities and fare, all on your own schedule. Read more.
Galveston Island Market Celebrates 10th Year
Published: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
The Galveston Island Market, sponsored by the Galveston Art League, will be holding its monthly open-air arts & crafts market on May 19! Read more.
Get a Cost Break by Staying Mid-Week
Published: Sunday, May 13, 2018
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.
Don't Forget Postoffice!
Published: Thursday, May 10, 2018
The quarter-mile strip of Postoffice Street between 23rd & 20th St. has dozens of great shops, top-notch coffee, ice cream and more! Read more.
Moody Gardens Palm Beach Opening This Month
Published: Thursday, May 10, 2018
Summer is just around the corner and Moody Gardens invites everyone to sink their toes in the white sand, lounge beneath palm trees and splash at their beach attractions including a 650-foot lazy river! Read more for dates, times and MORE! Read more.
Free Summertime Activities in Galveston
Published: Monday, May 07, 2018
Looking to enjoy island time without spending a pretty penny? This guide to free summertime activities is perfect for you! Read more.
May 2018 - Fides Senechal's First Communion Memorabilia
Published: Wednesday, May 02, 2018
During the month of May, Rosenberg Library will exhibit a beautiful, hand-carved mother-of-pearl rosary which was presented to Galveston resident Fides Senechal Boening Read more.
Galveston Summer Events to Celebrate Beaches, History & Cuisine
Published: Tuesday, May 01, 2018
As vacation season begins, a full slate of special events will showcase the best of Galveston – from its fascinating history to its delicious cuisine. Read more.