If you have that anxious feeling where you know you need to get away, the answer is easy. It’s island time! Leave the stiff and boring behind for the excitement of Galveston Island’s beachfront facilities in one of Texas’ top tourism destinations. Located just 50 minutes from Houston, this tropical island offers more than 5,000 sleeping rooms, 32 miles of beaches, rich history and culture, unique shopping and a variety of world-class attractions to make your meeting far from ordinary.
Offering sweeping views of the Gulf’s sparkling waters, the Galveston Island Convention Center at the San Luis Resort is the perfect meeting destination. Located on Galveston’s famous Seawall Boulevard, this 140,000 square-foot property combines executive conference facilities with luxurious amenities as well as complimentary wireless Internet, shuttle services and on-site parking.
While you’re in Galveston, mixing business with pleasure is easy as the island offers plenty of opportunities for exploring, from the adventure pyramids of Moody Gardens to the thrills of the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier. Visitors can learn about Galveston’s unique history at a variety of museums, like the historic mansion Bishop’s Palace or the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA. In Galveston, even shopping and dining are historic, cultural experiences. The Historic Downtown Strand Seaport District boasts of beautiful Victorian storefronts featuring unique shops, restaurants and art galleries just a short walk away from Galveston’s Pier 21 and glistening harbor.
For more information on Galveston Island contact the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau at 866-505-4456 or visit www.meetgalveston.com.
From the Blogs
Galveston Beach Parks Open Mar. 9, 2019
Published: Wednesday, February 13, 2019
The time has come! Stewart Beach and East Beach's gate will be opening for the first time in 2019 starting on March 9th. Hours, pricing and more can be found here. Read more.
Don't Underestimate Urban Birding!
Published: Friday, February 08, 2019
Kristine & Bobby Rivers spotted a raptor perched at the base of the First Baptist Church steeple. Binoculars revealed what it was. Read more.
February 2019 - U.S.S. Texas
Published: Saturday, February 02, 2019
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. Read more.
January 2019 - W.K. Hebert & Co.
Published: Friday, January 04, 2019
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. Read more.
Love the Ocean? So do we.
Published: Thursday, January 03, 2019
A teenager's perspective of Galveston Harbor tours and seeing dolphins. Read more.