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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.

Island ETC Celebrates 15 Years with "Magic and Memories TWO"

​​​​​​​Island ETC (East-End Theatre Company) invites you to come help us celebrate our 15th seasons with a fun and music filled celebration on Friday, December 15th and Saturday, December 16th. Read more.

Update to Galveston Cruise Ships: Who's Coming, Leaving, and Staying

Galveston is home-port to six cruise ships at the moment, which happened last month when RCCL’s Vision of the Seas and Disney Wonder sailed in to port. That’s the most ships we’ve ever had at once! But, of course, that’s going to change. Read more.

Galveston Mansions Sparkle During the Holidays

If you feel like being transported back in time during your next visit to Galveston, head over to Bishop’s Palace and Moody Mansion. Read more.

Why Do Snowbirds Love Galveston So Much?

Is it the warmer island temperatures? The wonderful holiday traditions? Take a look at why so many choose Galveston as their winter getaway! Read more.

Galveston.com TV Streaming Apps Now Offer Live & On-Demand Content

The travel channel is now available in the Apple App Store for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and Apple TV devices; the Amazon App Store for Amazon Fire devices; Google Play for Android devices, and soon to Roku Streaming TV & Media Players. Read more.

Behind The Scenes: ICE LAND: Rainforest Holiday

Take a behind the scenes look at ICE LAND: Rainforest Holiday with some background, specs and fun facts! Read more.

Festival of Lights Shines thru January 7

The mile-long Festival of Lights trail with over 100 lighted and animated displays is one of the eight holiday attractions at Moody Gardens for the Holiday Season. Read more.

Galveston Welcomes the Return of the Sandhill Cranes

The impressive three-to-four-foot tall Sandhill Cranes, known for their size and the bright red cap atop their heads, arrive in Galveston late October and depart late February through early March. Read more.

Soar Down Giant Ruins Ice Slide, Discover Butterflies, Bats Inside Ice Land

Grab a parka and soar through the rainforests of the world on a 36-foot Giant Ruins Ice Slide now underway inside ICE LAND: Rainforest Holiday. Read more.

Island Holiday Guide For The Entire Family

When planning your holiday adventures, you will not want to miss out on what Galveston Island has in store in 2017. Read more.

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