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Galveston Island’s temperate weather and Gulf breezes make the historic beach town a must-visit destination less than an hour from Houston. Learn more and plan your trip when you visit

  • July 10, 2019
    Stay smart this summer and enjoy all of the history Galveston Island has to offer. One of the best parts about enjoying #GalvestonHistory is saving money while doing so! Pair four (or more) of the following museums/ historic locations and save up to an incredible 40% off with Galveston Island Pass! The Bryan Museum Island Pass Price: $8.40 (At the Door: $14.00 - Savings: $5.60) Join us for a day of high adventure! See the guns that "won the West," hear the bells of Spanish missions,...
  • Schlitterbahn Infinity Racers Credit: Galveston Island CVB
    May 21, 2019
    You don’t need a real reason to head to the coast during the Texas summer – the cool breezes and sparkling Gulf waters are usually enticements enough. But, in case you’re looking for a little extra motivation, here are five new excuses to head to Galveston Island this vacation season. 1. Space Slides The new 'Infinity Racers' Ride at Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Water Park is scheduled to open a new multi-million set of “Infinity Racers” slides this...
  • January 28, 2019
    The arrival of spring brings with it refreshing sunshine, warmer weather and longer days. Where better to celebrate the season than on Galveston Island? With 32 miles of sun-kissed shores, there’s no shortage of space to start working on your summer tan. Yet the beach is just the beginning, as Galveston has an endless supply of other outdoor adventures, fascinating history to unearth and so much more. Whether you’re paddling along tranquil coastal channels, playing in an indoor...
  • December 15, 2017
    It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Moody Gardens as this year's holiday attractions are officially underway. Among the favorites is ICE LAND, a course of ice sculptures that has become the premier holiday destination in the Southwest. This year, prepare for a spectacular journey through the wonders of rainforests from around the world as Moody Gardens debuts ICE LAND: Rainforest Holiday. Experience monkeys, birds, butterflies, orchids and more – all hand-carved out...
  • November 1, 2017
    Step back in time to Victorian-era London, explore a spectacular rainforest made of ice, and celebrate the holidays at the “Official Opera House of Texas.” These are just a few of the things you can do during the holidays in Galveston. From November through January, Galveston is transformed from a vibrant beachside getaway into the “Winter Wonder Island” of Texas. With more than 50 days of special holiday events, the island is filled with the kind of festive fun that...
  • August 2, 2017
    Early morning sunrises, warm sea breezes and the invitingly sandy shores of Galveston Island attract beachgoers from all over Texas and beyond. While enjoying Galveston’s beaches in the summer is a slam dunk, there are many other things you can do to make the most of your stay here. After all, this one-of-a-kind coastal city has world-class attractions you won’t find anywhere else. Where should you get started? Check out these 6 essential things to do in Galveston and you’ll...
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