People flock to Galveston year-round for lots of reasons. They enjoy the beaches, attractions and wildlife for weeks at a time, or for just a night or two before setting off to cruise the Caribbean. Fortunately, the island offers a wide variety of accommodations, from swanky resorts and beach houses to budget-conscious lodging and cozy bed-and-breakfasts. Choosing the place that’s right for you may seem like an overwhelming task, but the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau is happy to help! Call their toll-free visitor line (888-GAL-ISLE) for suggestions.

Hotels for Every Need

Whether you want luxury or just a clean place to crash after a day on the beach, Galveston has dozens of hotel options, most near the center of the island and major attractions.

Charming Bed and Breakfasts

Quaint and cozy, bed and breakfasts shouldn’t be overlooked. They offer all the comforts of home and are particularly suitable for couples seeking romantic getaways or picture-perfect places for weddings.

Family-Friendly Houses and Condos

These range from upscale condos with luxury amenities to beachfront homes that sleep entire families. Though situated all over the island, those on the West End offer a bit more privacy, as well as plenty of room (typically) for large groups.

Moody Gardens Offers New Attractions, Discounts for Spring Break

Spring break is almost here and Moody Gardens is offering new attractions, experiences and discounts to provide an enjoyable daytrip or extended vacation at one of the most popular tourist destinations in Texas.

Galveston's Pier 21 - An All Day Affair

Galveston’s Pier 21 has restaurants, an exclusive hotel, marina, theater, harbor tours and attractions.

#lovegalveston Photo Contest - A Chance to Win Cash, and Be the Face of Galveston

There’s nothing like spending “island time” with your family, taking in the Galveston coast while making memories you’ll cherish for a lifetime. While your memories may be priceless, capturing them in a photograph could lead to some extra bonuses.

10 Reasons You Should Get On "Island Time" in Galveston

The advent of spring in the Lone Star State heralds the arrival of warm weather, vibrant blue skies and blooming bluebonnets.

Exploring Galveston's Past through Museums, Attractions and Historic Buildings

When visiting the beach or relaxing at one of Galveston’s renowned resort hotels, the island’s historic past might not be the first thing that comes to mind.

First of 1 Million Cubic Yards of Sand Has Been Pumped Onto the Beach

The first of 1 million cubic yards of sand has been pumped onto the beach in a $19 million project to replenish over 3.5 miles of beach along Galveston's seawall.

Planning a Meeting? Why Not in Galveston?

Most visitors come to Galveston to relax on the beaches, stroll the Strand, maybe visit museums and to dine at some of the island’s most popular restaurants. Yet despite it being a vacation destination, Galveston is also a great place to hold meetings.

Rosenberg Library Presents Its January 2017 Treasure

On January 1, 1999—New Year’s Day—thousands of emotional Galvestonians gathered to witness the implosion of the Buccaneer Hotel—a beachfront icon which stood for more than 70 years on Seawall Boulevard.

Galveston.com Announces 2016 Best of the Island Winners

After weeks of nominations and tens of thousands of votes, we at Galveston.com are thrilled to present the Winners of the 2016 BEST OF GALVESTON AWARDS, "the Oscars of the Gulf Coast" according to The Houston Chronicle.

Home and Other Short-Term Rentals a Good Choice When Planning an Island Visit

Thinking about where to stay when spending time in Galveston? Why not try something new!

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Moreton is anattractive and character-filled village as many in Dorset are. However, it setsitself apart with a number of unusual associations of international reknown.Quiet, peaceful, off the beaten track, Moreton is a mixture of village styles -linear in part near the ford with a little thatched street, dispersed in otherareas reflecting a time when occupants would have their own field patches tocultivate.

Essentially, Moreton centreson the large Georgian house, home to the Frampton family since at least the14th century. Nearby, and close to the site of earlier Frampton houses, thevillage church and the thatched-roofed street form the recognisable part of thevillage and further afield lie the farms making up what Thomas Hardy describedas the 'vale of the great dairies'.

The old wooden village halllies a quarter of a mile to the west of the street yet represents the centre ofthe dispersed part of the village. The village hall and two Nissen huts (one ina farm yard, another in a field) are the last remnants of the locally billettedUS Army stationed here and elsewhere in preparation for the invasion ofmainland Europe on D Day.

Dorsetis full of lovely villages similar to Moreton. However, various elements ofMoreton set it apart - the amazing windows in St Nicholas' and St Magnus'Church; the longest ford in the south of England; the grave of Lawrence ofArabia and the seat of James Frampton who, as High Sherriff of Dorset (and alsothe landlord) arrested the Tolpuddle Martyrs.

The St Nicholas' and StMagnus' Church windows are engraved or etched glass - the original standardstained glass was destroyed (as was half the church) by a stray bomb from aGerman WW2 aircraft. Over the next three decades local fundraising anddonations allowed the church to become the most complete work of the famousLaurence Whistler. A visit to this lovely bright and peaceful church is a must.

T.E.Lawrence was stationed atnearby Bovington and rented (then bought) his cottage, Clouds Hill, from hiscousins the Framptons. They were the landlords of Moreton Estate. On hisuntimely death his mother, who was abroad at the time, asked the Framptons ifLawrence could be buried in the graveyard. This request was granted andphotographs in the village tearooms show the great and the good attending hisfuneral. These include Sir Winston and Lady Churchill and Seigfried Sassoon, aswell as the choir boys from the village school (now the tearooms). Hisgravestone lies not at the church itself but in the removed churchyard near thegarden centre. The portico structure marking the churchyard has moved from itsoriginal location opposite the tearooms. Lawrence's grave is under the Cypresstree at the far end of the churchyard.

Geology has blessed thevillage with what must be one of the longest fords in the country - at least 70yards across, frequently traversed by horses heading off into the forestry tothe north. The ford is paired with a narrow footbridge and is another tranquilspot for the visitor to enjoy.

The association withthe Tolpuddle Martyrs is less well known, though in his time sherrif JamesFrampton was widely linked to what became an internationally renowned incident.While it is generally acknowledged that the Martyrs were treated badly, it isless well understood that Frampton's actions were a product of his youth. He isheld to have been one of the pimpernels liberating the French aristocracy fromthe guillotine and he saw the barn burning, rioting and destruction ofagricultural machinery as a deeper threat. Most of the Martyrs returned and itis interesting to note that the descendants of both the Martyrs and Framptonsare still to be found in Moreton and Tolpuddle!

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