Galveston is a historic island off the Gulf of Mexico that exhibits all the appeal of a coastal city but is just a 50-minute drive from Houston, TX, the fourth largest city in the U.S. As a popular tourist destination, Galveston offers a variety of attractions and activities such as walking along the relaxing beaches, shopping at the Strand, deep-sea fishing in the Gulf, playing golf at Moody Gardens, amusement rides at Pleasure Pier, or beer-tasting at Galveston Island Brewery.
You’ll also find plenty of nightlife in the historic Strand district, as well as art galleries and retail shops in the Post Office District. There are a variety of annual festivities, which include Mardi Gras (second only to New Orleans), Galveston Restaurant Week, Galveston Food and Wine Festival, Wild Texas Shrimp Festival, Harvest Moon Regatta, Island Oktoberfest, and Dickens on the Strand.
Galveston is also home to a busy cruise port that includes Carnival Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, and Disney Cruise Line.
In short, Galveston has exciting events occurring year-round. We welcome you to visit this exciting and charming town.