Welcome to Galveston!

If you’re looking for the perfect spot for your next vacation, you’ve come to the right place! Being less than an hour south of downtown Houston, Galveston Island is Texas’ friendliest and most accessible portal to the Gulf.

There are 32 miles of beaches in Galveston, whether you’re looking for a relaxing afternoon soaking up the sun or an adventure through the waters as you swim, fish or sail. Galveston Island may be small, but offers a wide variety of things to do, no matter the season or interests; adventure, amusement parks, water parks and other water activities, sports, thrift and boutique shopping, a vast array of restaurants, biking, sports, history, and more tours than most can imagine. The possibilities are truly endless on your Texas coastal vacation!

With Galveston Island’s friendly community of locals and its sub-tropical weather, the island has become a favored home-away-from-home for tourists from around the world. There is a reason Galveston Island vacation rentals are becoming increasingly popular!

Latest Blog Posts

Galveston Events January – March 2022

Galveston Events January – March 2022

Calling all chili lovers! Do you need an excuse to sample chili from some of the best cooking teams in the area? And, how about pairing that with a beer? We’ve got you covered. So, book your Galveston getaway for the weekend of January 14. The fun begins with a 5K fun run on Saturday followed by the chili tasting from noon to 3 p.m. Tip: You can buy a chili and beer tasting combo ticket and enjoy both. 

08 Jan 2022

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Five “Must-Dos” During Spring Break in Galveston

Five “Must-Dos” During Spring Break in Galveston

Don’t you feel like Spring Break is the unofficial start of beach season on Galveston Island? Here is a bucket list of “must-dos” in Galveston during your Spring Break vacation.    1. Take a ride on the Texas Star Flyer at

07 Jan 2022

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Galveston Restaurant Week 2022

Galveston Restaurant Week 2022

Foodies, seafood lovers, and cuisine connoisseur’s will enjoy what Galveston Island has to offer from January 17th through February 13th, 2022. Galveston Restaurant Week is back for a month of eating and drinking from the best menus that Galveston has to offer. C

04 Jan 2022

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Tips for Planning Your February Visit in Galveston

Tips for Planning Your February Visit in Galveston

While February may be a little cooler on the island, there’s still plenty of things to enjoy. And, if you’re wondering what to do and where to go on Galveston Island during your February visit, here are our suggestions:

18 Dec 2021

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Mardi Gras on Galveston Island

Mardi Gras on Galveston Island

Did you know that Galveston has the third largest Mardi Gras celebration in the United States? And, did you know Galveston has celebrated Mardi Gras since 1867? So, this qualifies Galveston for your bucket list for Mardi Gras celebrations. Yes

01 Dec 2021

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Tips for Planning Your January Visit for Galveston

Tips for Planning Your January Visit for Galveston

If you’re wondering what to do and where to go on Galveston Island during your January visit, here are our suggestions: Galveston January Events to Add to Your Calendar Shows at The Grand 1894 Opera House.

24 Nov 2021

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