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For group tour operators, we offer hotel rate proposals, sample itineraries, collateral materials and coordination assistance. For family reunions and weddings, we offer hotel rate proposals, collateral materials and coordination assistance.
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If you’re looking to catch some beads this carnival season, you need to find a parade. Here's the full schedule!
Enter & win tickets or a VIP balcony experience for Mardi Gras! Galveston. Details and entry here.
Welcome to the Island, Winter Texans! We've rolled out the red carpet with events just for you!
Spring is undoubtedly beach season, and there are few places better to go for sun, sand and surf than Galveston Island.
Save Up to 40% Off Attractions with Galveston Island Pass!
Spring Break is right around the corner! Make your plans today!
Visiting the Island? Galveston.com makes it easy with our variety of Trip Planning Tools! We encourage you to take in all that makes our city great. We’re confident that, using this website and these planning tools as a road map, you’ll grow to love this island as much as we do.
Visitors to the island can gather in Galveston’s downtown entertainment district and along the beachfront on Seawall Boulevard to see flashy floats, high-stepping marching bands and dazzling dancers at these 2019 parade events.
The National Hotel Artist Lofts hosts it's annual Loftwalk this Saturday, February 16.
There is far more to do in Galveston this spring than hitting the beach, check it out!
Here's your chance to win tickets to Mardi Gras! Galveston for one of the following dates: February 22nd, 23rd, 24th and March 1st & 2nd. We are offering FOUR sets of tickets, which means you have four separate chances to win!!!
Humans of Galveston met Peter Cangelosi on The Strand, where he was soaking up sunshine and good music by local musician Brittany Doyle.
Kristine & Bobby Rivers spotted a raptor perched at the base of the First Baptist Church steeple. Binoculars revealed what it was.
Spring is here and so is the time to visit the beach! Galveston Island has a variety of beaches to offer visitors and we have compiled our best beach tips to make the most out of your trip!
During the month of February, Rosenberg Library will exhibit items related to the naval battleship U.S.S. Texas. During the month of February, Rosenberg Library will exhibit items related to the naval battleship U.S.S. Texas.
The official guide to planning your affordable Galveston Spring Break.
Kristine Rivers offers some thoughts that might make the rest of winter less bleak.
Centuries of mixing unique ingredients and ethnic influences have made Galveston’s cuisine truly special. Each dish shares a piece of the island’s past. And today, tourists seeking distinct,
only-in-Texas meals keep pushing the island’s restaurants to ever more creative ends,
from craft beer to one-of-a-kind desserts.
If you’re running low on ideas that will make everyone happy, here are our suggestions for some must-do family experiences on the island.
It's hard to narrow it down to only 10 things, but here's are the 10 reasons you should get on Island Time!
There is so much you need to do in your lifetime on the island! Here's the ultimate Galveston bucket list: 50 things you need to do before you kick the bucket.
Is it the warmer island temperatures? The wonderful holiday traditions? Take a look at why so many choose Galveston as their winter getaway!
Get on Island Time this Fall because of these wonderful reasons.
What do you do when five women show up at your house in Galveston?
The Grand 1894 Opera House is pleased to present its 2018-2019 performing arts season.
Read on to discover some of our most unique food offerings to dig into before or after your next cruise, during your island vacation, or just the next time you are in Galveston!
As thousands of visitors flock to Galveston this Memorial Day weekend, the island’s tourism industry will be celebrating the kickoff of what is expected to be a successful summer vacation season.
There’s nothing wrong with beach time and margaritas, of course. But as the locals know, there’s also plenty of opportunity to stimulate the mind in Galveston, at a host of cultural institutions.
Country music stars Pat Green and Jason Cassidy will give headline performances at Texas’ largest Mardi Gras celebration, taking place Feb. 22 – March 5, 2019 in Galveston.
I meet George Osborn on the causeway built in 1912. Eleanor Barton shows the bronze plaques that were from the 1938 causeway.
Established in 1919 by William Kendal Hebert, the firm provided funeral and burial services for the island’s African-American community for more than six decades.
You’ve just landed in Galveston for some much-needed R&R and glance out the hotel patio window at the Gulf of Mexico. And it's raining. Never fear!
Want to make the little ones light up with glee? Take
a trip to Moody Gardens or to Galveston Children’s Museum. Do Grandma and Grandpa want to experience the island’s
culture? Catch a show at The Grand or tour the Bryan Museum. Need alone time with your significant other? Enjoy a romantic dinner at Number 13 or Rudy & Paco.
Though Galveston is one of the top locations in the country for birding, lovers of nature and the outdoors also love the Island for its camping, hiking, kayaking, and, of course, fishing.
The results are in for the Galveston Fishing Rodeo. The leader board is impressive.
For 15 years, Artist Boat has brought value to our ocean community and restored coastal and marine habitats, educated the public, regional and local students as well as creating hundreds of pieces of public art!
The East End Historical
District is a flourishing area where you can find its storied past everywhere you look, from stunning Greek Revival-style homes to cozy cottages to bright Victorian mansions.
I found myself spending more time looking at what the birds were doing, not minding that I didn’t see a Spotted Sandpiper along Offatt’s Bayou, or the Belted Kingfisher on the tower in the marsh.
The Port of Galveston serves
as homeport for several cruise ships, from Carnival to Disney to Royal Caribbean International. But before you set sail? Make sure to set aside some time to escape and explore our lovely Island!
Central America Closer than Ever with Panama Canal Cruises Departing Galveston
If you’re thinking of nice warm sunshiny islands about now.....it’s the time to book that cruise for 2017! The “Wave” Season is here!
If you're going to cruise, and if you like to imbibe – check your cruise lines packages.
When a ship returns to its home port late, Lorraine can’t help but wonder how many non-refundable airline tickets will be lost.
Just because you booked a balcony room does not mean that the balcony is PRIVATE! Far from it!
Why not consider a cruise? Now – there’s a “deal!” And right now, some lines are even “sweetening the pot” with family-friendly offers including “kids sail free!”
Lorraine is talking about passengers who - in spite of widely-known regulations - continue to attempt to smuggle alcohol aboard a cruise ship. The question is why?
Yep! If negotiations go as planned between the Port of Galveston and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, in the not-too-distant future you could be sailing a Quantum Class ship right from the Island - and that would be awesome!
Yes – they look great! Sure – they’re the newest style! But, is making a “fashion statement” worth risking life and limb?
From the moment they exploded onto Galveston's culinary scene, the Gypsy Joynt hipsters have wasted no time reinventing the West Market District - as well as Island dining. From "Best to New Restaurant" in 2016 to "Restaurant of the Year" in 2017, it's not be missed.
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