Welcome to Historic Galveston Island! The siren song of breaking waves draws visitors to Galveston’s beaches generation after generation. Warm breezes and year-round temperate seas complement the city’s rich historic districts, award-winning restaurants, unique attractions and bustling shops.
And though Galveston’s relaxed island atmosphere is only 50 minutes from Houston, it is a world away in spirit.
At 32 miles long and two-and-a-half miles wide, the Island is surrounded with incredible history and unique beauty. Known as the Playground of the South, we hope you will enjoy all Galveston has to offer – from beaches, to family attractions, to historic architecture, outdoor adventure, shopping, dining and cruising.