Galveston Island, Texas offers everything
in a resort destination - beautiful accommodations, entertainment,
shopping, and 32 miles of Gulf Coast beaches.
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
2428 Seawall Blvd.
For groups & conventions, call 1-866-505-4456