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
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.
Celebrate World Oceans Day This Saturday on Galveston Island
Published: Wednesday, June 05, 2019
On Saturday, communities across the globe will celebrate World Oceans Day, and Galveston is no exception. Check out some of these activities to join in. Read more.
Published: Tuesday, June 04, 2019
Inshore fishing for redfish and speckled trout is great and offshore fishing for a bunch of species is great too. Read more.
Visit 'Australia's Great Wild North' In The Moody Gardens 3D Theater
Published: Friday, May 24, 2019
Immerse yourself in the MG 3D Theater featuring the world’s first giant-screen 4K 6-Primary Laser Projection System. Read more.
Boat Tour to North Deer Island This Saturday
Published: Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Join Kristine Rivers aboard the SS Seagull II, a 45-passenger open-air catamaran, for this special birding and photography tour that will give you the rare chance to view the North Deer Island Rookery. Read more.
Moody Gardens Palm Beach Offers An Island Splash Of Fun For The Whole Family
Published: Monday, May 20, 2019
Guests can enjoy pristine white sand, lazy river, tower slides, live music with fireworks and more! Read more.
Turtles About Town
Published: Friday, May 17, 2019
Turtle lovers of all ages have the opportunity to see nearly 20 colorful Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle statues that have popped up around the island in 2019. Read more.
Enjoy Island History on a Budget This Summer
Published: Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Wanna learn how to get the best bang for your buck this summer when touring Galveston's historic attractions? Here's how... Read more.
3 Unique Ways to Experience Galveston Island This Summer
Published: Wednesday, May 08, 2019
No trip to Galveston is exactly the same. And why should it be? Here's 3 Unique Ways to Experience Galveston Island This Summer. Read more.