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
The Grand Kids Festival Returns April 7th
Published: Thursday, March 22, 2018
The 23rd annual Grand Kids Festival is set for Saturday, April 7. Sponsored by The Grand 1894 Opera House, this fun, family event - with a special "pirate" theme - will take place from 10am-5pm in historic downtown Galveston's Cultural Arts District on Postoffice Street Read more.
Head to Galveston This Spring for Fun on the Beach, New Attractions
Published: Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Spring has returned, which means flocks of Texans will be saying goodbye to winter as they head to the beach. Read more.
Tall Ships Are Coming!
Published: Tuesday, March 20, 2018
For the first time, a fleet of tall ships will sail and race their way along the Gulf Coast to participate in the TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Gulf Coast 2018 series of races and public maritime festivals. Read more.
Magnolia Being Planted at City Hall in Loving Memory of Galveston's Own Steel Magnolia
Published: Thursday, March 08, 2018
Family, friends and colleagues will gather to honor Galveston’s own “Steel Magnolia” Lyda Ann Thomas by unveiling a tree planted in her memory by the Galveston Island Tree Conservancy. Read more.
Seven Amazing Things You Need To Do in Galveston this Spring
Published: Thursday, March 01, 2018
Whether you’re paddling along tranquil coastal channels, playing in an indoor waterpark, or indulging in some first-rate dining, you’ll find many reasons to visit Galveston this spring. Read more.
Galveston Trolley Rolls Out 2018 Spring & Summer Hours
Published: Wednesday, February 28, 2018
As we welcome spring on Galveston Island, the Trolly hours of operation have been set for the 2018 spring and summer season. Read more.
Moody Gardens Offers Fun-Filled Spring Break
Published: Thursday, February 22, 2018
Spring break is almost here and Moody Gardens is offering new attractions and experiences to provide an enjoyable daytrip or extended vacation at one of the most popular tourist destinations in Texas. Read more.
TAMUG to Host Flower Garden Banks Seaside Chats
Published: Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Seaside Chats are informal presentations about ocean topics associated with Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary and the Gulf of Mexico. Read more.
What to do Before or After My Cruise?
Published: Thursday, February 08, 2018
Check out this video and blog pairing to help you navigate Galveston's frequently asked questions. Read more.
History Comes Alive at Seawolf Park
Published: Thursday, February 08, 2018
When thinking about Galveston Island you probably imagine beaches and amusements like Moody Gardens or Pleasure Pier but in between the palm trees and sea grass is a WWII memorial named Seawolf Park. Read more.