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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

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.

7 Reasons to FALL for Galveston 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.

Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival, Fireworks and More in Galveston over Labor Day Weekend

Published: Friday, August 10, 2018

There is still plenty of summer left to celebrate! Whether you’re a beer-lover or simply seeking some fun, free beach activities, Labor Day weekend will be the perfect time to visit Galveston Island. Read more.

August 2018 - 1850 Galveston Bay Survey Post

Published: Monday, August 06, 2018

During the month of August, Rosenberg Library will exhibit a cedar post used in the first U.S. Coastal Survey of Galveston Bay in 1850. This artifact was found at Flanders Station and was donated to the library by S.M. Wilcox in 1925. Read more.

29 Kingfish, Several Stingrays to 180 lbs

Published: Thursday, July 26, 2018

We had a light northeast wind and found clear water beyond 25 miles and picked up 29 kingfish. Largest catches of the week were several stingrays to 180 lbs. and today a hammerhead over 8 ft. was caught and released unharmed.  Read more.

Last Week For Red Snapper In Federal Waters For Charters

Published: Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Most red snapper limits are coming from 23 to 30 plus miles out. Catching kingfish 11 to 30 miles out on rocks, wrecks ,oil platforms, and buoys. Read more.

5 Great Beach Tips for Summer

Published: Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Summer is here and so is the time to visit the beach! Galveston Island has a variety of beaches to offer visitors and we have compiled our best beach tips to make the most out of your trip! Read more.

Several Large Snapper Lost to Blacktip Sharks

Published: Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Our red snapper limits came from trips fishing beyond 25 miles with fish up to 20 lbs. Lost several large snapper to larger blacktip sharks. Read more.

Snapper Limits Up to 20 Plus Pounds

Published: Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Aqua Safari Charters report Mangrove snapper becoming abundant. Kingfish more scattered. Read more.

A Jewel of a Season Brightens The Stage at The Grand

Published: Monday, July 02, 2018

The Grand 1894 Opera House is pleased to present its 2018-2019 performing arts season. Read more.

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