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Galveston offers 32 miles of relaxing beaches, superb restaurants, top resort hotels, marvelous downtown shopping, numerous antique stores, incredible art galleries, fabulous entertainment and one of the largest and well-preserved concentrations of Victorian architecture in the country.

Recommended attractions include: The Broadway Beauties: 1859 Ashton Villa, 1892 Bishop's Palace, 1895 Moody Mansion which portray early 20th century family life among Galveston's elite; The Grand 1894 Opera House ranked among the nation's finest historical theaters; the Texas Seaport Museum & 1877 Tall Ship Elissa highlighting the history of the Port of Galveston; The Great Storm documentary detailing the 1900 hurricane which killed 6,000 and changed the Island's history; the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum; the Railroad Museum in the restored Union Depot; Harbor Tours offering dolphin watching; Moody Gardens featuring an aquarium pyramid, a 3-D theater, tropical rainforest pyramid, and a ridefilm theater; and the year-round Schlitterbahn Waterpark - the first facility of its kind, and a wonderful family destination.

From the Blogs

3 Reasons Why Galveston.com & Company is Bracing for the Coolest Winter Ever

Published: Tuesday, January 21, 2020

The team of programmers, designers, and editors at Galveston.com & Company is gearing up for what it believes will be the coolest winter it’s ever experienced. And we’re not talking temperatures. Read more.

Celebrate NYE 2020 in Galveston

Published: Monday, December 30, 2019

Ring in 2020 with one of these several NYE celebrations! Read more.

Where to Eat on Christmas Day in Galveston

Published: Tuesday, December 17, 2019

With Christmas right around the corner, some top-notch Galveston restaurants are offering special menus or buffets to help you forego the headache of spending the holiday in the kitchen. Read more.

November 2019 - The W.H.P.A. Horse Show of 1906

Published: Friday, November 1, 2019

During the month of November, Rosenberg Library will exhibit an award ribbon presented to Maco Stewart, Jr. in November 1906. Stewart competed in Galveston’s First Annual Horse Show sponsored by the Women’s Health Protective Association that year. Read more.

Moody Gardens' ICE LAND Has New Theme, Christmas Around The World

Published: Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Guests Will Take a Global Journey this Holiday Season Through Miraculous Ice Sculptures Read more.

9 Reasons To Visit Galveston During The Holidays

Published: Wednesday, October 9, 2019

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

Set Sail: FAQs Around Cruising From Galveston

Published: Wednesday, September 18, 2019

If you have never taken a Caribbean cruise from the Port of Galveston, it may be time for a grand Gulf adventure. Here are a few logistical tips to get you out on the water with peace of mind. Read more.

Building History: Galveston's iconic structures bring the past to life

Published: Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Take a dive into the architectural gems that bring Galveston's storied past alive to this day Read more.

10 (More) Things To Do on a Rainy Day in Galveston

Published: Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Sometimes when you plan your trip to Galveston ahead of time, you might end up dealing with a little bit of rain on your visit – don’t worry! A little rain never hurts in Galveston because this island getaway is more than just a beach. Read more.

Canceled Cruise? We've Got You Covered!

Published: Friday, June 21, 2019

Don’t let this cancellation rain on your vacation parade, plan your trip to Galveston Island today! Read more.

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