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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

8 Things You Can Only Do in Galveston This Holiday Season

Published: Wednesday, October 17, 2018

From November through January, Galveston is transformed from a vibrant beachside getaway into the “Winter Wonder Island” of Texas, see all the great things you can do this holiday season. Read more.

The Gun Battery

Published: Monday, October 08, 2018

In Episode Six of Artifacts. Stories., we meet George Osbourn at Fort San Jacinto for a tour of what is left of a concrete gun battery built to protect the city and harbor and to secure the entrance of Galveston Bay. Read more.

September & October Were Tough, Looking Forward to Better Conditions

Published: Saturday, October 06, 2018

August and most of September were much tougher months to fish than I have seen in all my years fishing our area since 1974, which was 6 years before I began charter fishing. Read more.

Three Charters Leading the Galveston Fishing Rodeo

Published: Tuesday, October 02, 2018

A new annual fishing tournament kicked off on Friday, September 28.  The Galveston Fishing Rodeo is open to private and guided anglers and includes daily weigh-ins at the Galveston Yacht Basin. Read more.

The Moody Gardens Ice Carvers Are Here!

Published: Monday, October 01, 2018

After traveling halfway around the world, a team of internationally-acclaimed Chinese ice carvers made their way to Galveston’s Moody Gardens Friday morning to a warm welcome, before setting out to create holiday and animal themed sculptures from two million pounds of ice. Read more.

October 2018 - The Beach Hotel

Published: Monday, October 01, 2018

During the month of October, Rosenberg Library will exhibit items related to the Beach Hotel, Galveston’s first oceanfront resort property. Opened in 1883, the impressive structure operated for just fifteen years before it burned to the ground in 1898. Read more.

Galveston Photography, 1860-1890

Published: Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Rosenberg Library announced its newest exhibit: Galveston Photography, 1860-1890. The exhibit will include the earliest known photographs of downtown Galveston which were taken by Sache & Potter Studio in 1861, just before the Civil War. Read more.

A Galveston MIRACLE

Published: Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Miracle, the beloved Christmas-themed pop-up bar launched in 2014 in New York City, will continue spreading holiday cheer around the globe in 2018 - including a stop in Galveston. Read more.

5 Fantastic Reasons You Need to Visit Galveston this Fall

Published: Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Get on Island Time this Fall because of these wonderful reasons. Read more.

6 Fall Events Not to Miss This October

Published: Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Fall brings beautiful weather and some of the BEST events the Island has to offer. Check out seven things you can do this October! Read more.

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