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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

Galveston Beach Parks Open Mar. 9, 2019

Published: Wednesday, February 13, 2019

The time has come! Stewart Beach and East Beach's gate will be opening for the first time in 2019 starting on March 9th. Hours, pricing and more can be found here. Read more.

Loftwalk at Artist Lofts this Saturday

Published: Monday, February 11, 2019

The National Hotel Artist Lofts hosts it's annual Loftwalk this Saturday, February 16. Read more.

Don't Underestimate Urban Birding!

Published: Friday, February 08, 2019

Kristine & Bobby Rivers spotted a raptor perched at the base of the First Baptist Church steeple. Binoculars revealed what it was. Read more.

Every day a good day for colorful Galveston resident

Published: Friday, February 08, 2019

Humans of Galveston met Peter Cangelosi on The Strand, where he was soaking up sunshine and good music by local musician Brittany Doyle. Read more.

Mardi Gras! Galveston Giveaways

Published: Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Here's your chance to win tickets to Mardi Gras! Galveston for one of the following dates: February 22nd, 23rd, 24th and March 1st & 2nd. We are offering FOUR sets of tickets, which means you have four separate chances to win!!! Read more.

February 2019 - U.S.S. Texas

Published: Saturday, February 02, 2019

During the month of February, Rosenberg Library will exhibit items related to the naval battleship U.S.S. Texas. During the month of February, Rosenberg Library will exhibit items related to the naval battleship U.S.S. Texas. Read more.

Top 5 Reasons to Bird in the Winter

Published: Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Kristine Rivers offers some thoughts that might make the rest of winter less bleak. Read more.

Country Stars Pat Green & Jason Cassidy to Headline Mardi Gras! Galveston

Published: Thursday, January 24, 2019

Country music stars Pat Green and Jason Cassidy will give headline performances at Texas’ largest Mardi Gras celebration, taking place Feb. 22 – March 5, 2019 in Galveston.  Read more.

2019 Mardi Gras! Galveston Parade Schedule

Published: Thursday, January 24, 2019

Visitors to the island can gather in Galveston’s downtown entertainment district and along the beachfront on Seawall Boulevard to see flashy floats, high-stepping marching bands and dazzling dancers at these 2019 parade events. Read more.

January 2019 - W.K. Hebert & Co.

Published: Friday, January 04, 2019

Established in 1919 by William Kendal Hebert, the firm provided funeral and burial services for the island’s African-American community for more than six decades. Read more.

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