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Visit Galveston Island2019-09-24T13:10:55+00:00
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Coming Up on the Island

What to Do

Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, Galveston, TX

Attractions for the Entire Family

Galveston Island is home to some of the best attractions Texas has to offer, including Moody Gardens, Schitterbahn Waterpark, the Historic Pleasure Pier, dazzling Victorian architecture, and 32 miles of sun-kissed beaches.

Interior of The Grand 1894 Opera House

A Thriving Arts Scene Awaits Your Discovery

Galveston’s thriving arts scene offers both the performing and visual arts. From stage performances to historical films, to art exhibits, there’s a multitude of entertainment and inspiration to experience.

Couple Lying on the Beach, Galveston, Texas

Year-Round Outdoor Fun

Galveston’s temperate weather generally allows visitors to enjoy the beautiful outdoors year-round. The island offers wonderful Gulf beaches, golfing, fishing, surfing, kayaking, biking and more.

Holiday Magic

There’s a reason we like to call Galveston the “Winter Wonder Island” of Texas. It offers more than 50 days of magical activities from November through January. Don’t believe us? Take a look at our top reasons to make a Christmas pilgrimage to the island.

Eat & Drink

Patrons Enjoying Live Piano Music at Galvez Bar & Grill, Galveston, TX

Where to Drink

Whether you’re after a twinkling city skyline or a sweeping vista of the Gulf, Galveston Island offers a host of watering holes with plenty of scenery to sip by.

Musician Playing Acoustic Guitar

Live Music

Like your music live? Then check out our comprehensive guide to upcoming gigs at venues across the Island.

Interior View of Shearn's Seafood & Prime Steaks, Galveston, TX

Where to Eat

The chance to consume heaps of fresh seafood is a given in Galveston. But the island’s restaurant and beverage scene is also surging with array of new foodie delights, giving visitors plenty of mouthwatering options for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Join the Conversation!

So you’re considering a visit to Galveston Island!  That’s wonderful!  We’re confident you’ll find our Southern hospitality, temperate weather, sun-drenched beaches, and lively Victorian history the recipe for a perfect Island getaway. And we’re doing our best to make this website the perfect assistant for your vacation planning needs!

And a great tool for that? The Galveston.com Forum!  From getting an opinion about the best place for seafood, to sharing an insider experience you’d like others to hear, our online message board is an excellent place to join the conversation.  And if you’re an Islander, we’ve got hangouts in our forum for you as well!

For more information on Galveston Island, contact the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau at 1-888-GAL-ISLE (425-4753). If you’ve never been to Galveston, drop by the Visitor Information Center located at 2328 Broadway for maps, discount coupons, and other planning tips. Welcome to Island Time!

Couple Laughing While on Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier. Galveston, TX

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Download a Free Visitor Guide

If you’d like to download a visitor guide or request additional tourism information, please click here.

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