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Galveston Island, Texas... Esacpe and Explore

Galveston Island, Texas offers everything in a resort destination - beautiful accommodations, entertainment, shopping, and 32 miles of Gulf Coast beaches.

The Beach in Galveston Island, Texas

With semitropical Island weather, visitors can enjoy casual strolling on the 13-mile Seawall or shopping along the Strand National Historic Landmark District which is comprised of 36 square blocks and a wide variety of shops, antique stores, restaurants and art galleries. Pier 21, off Harborside Drive, offers shops, portside restaurants and a maritime gallery. Three blocks from the Strand is the newly revitalized Postoffice Street Arts & Entertainment District which is home to various art galleries and shops.

Historic homes, museums and attractions are abundant on the Island, many within walking distance of each other. Galveston offers 13 historic homes and museums. All of the historic homes predate The 1900 Storm, which took the lives of 6,000 people. A multi-image documentary on the hurricane titled, "The Great Storm," is shown daily at Pier 21. Historic home fans should also tour through the East End Historic District, a designated historic district full of beautifully restored homes and mansions.

The most popular attraction, other than the beach, is Moody Gardens, which features an Aquarium Pyramid, Rainforest Pyramid, Discovery Museum Pyramid, IMAX Ridefilm Theater, a 3D IMAX Theater, and Palm Beach. Nearby is the Lone Star Flight Museum, home of the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame housing one of the finest collections of restored aircraft and aviation exhibits in the nation. Other one-of-a-kind museums include the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum and the Texas Seaport Museum & 1877 Tall Ship Elissa.

Accommodations on the Island range from affordable motels to luxurious resort hotels and condominiums with Gulf views. For something more personal, choose one of the island's historic bed and breakfasts for a romantic getaway. Galveston offers accommodations for every traveler's taste and budget.

For more information, contact the Galveston Island Visitors Center, 2428 Seawall Blvd., Toll-free at 1-888-GAL-ISLE.

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Galveston Island Visitors Center
2428 Seawall Blvd.
(409) 763-4311
Toll-free: 1-888-GAL-ISLE
For groups & conventions, call 1-866-505-4456


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