Known as the “Wall Street of the Southwest”, Galveston Island boasts an abundance of Gulf beaches, architectural jewels and grand mansions. People flock in this 32 miles long island for a lot of reasons, mostly for enjoyment, relaxation and adventure.
Where to Stay
Oftentimes, the location of the hotel you would want to stay is a big factor while on the island. Good thing, there are numerous hotels and lodges near the center of the island and top attractions. Whether you are planning to travel with your family, there are numerous family-friendly houses and condos that will fit your budget. Do some research to find the perfect place suited to your needs.
While visiting Galveston, make sure to explore the beautiful historic homes they are famous for, including the 1859 Ashton Villa, the Bishop’s Palace which is built in 1892 and the famous 1895 Moody Mansion which portrays early 20th-century family life among Galveston’s elite.
Some of the must-see sites in the island includes The Grand 1894 Opera House, Texas Seaport Museum and the Moody Gardens.
Don’t miss the opportunity to visit Galveston’s historic downtown district where more than 100 unique shops, restaurants, galleries and museums can be found. The Strand, a National Historic Landmark is widely considered the island’s shopping and entertainment center. Take some time to explore a variety of shops in the district and visit fine restaurants that offer everything from Greek and Mexican to Italian foods, most especially fresh Gulf seafood.
Learn about the past by exploring a variety of museums that features Galveston’s rich history such as the maritime Texas Seaport Museum and 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA.
Business Plans at Galveston
Galveston isn’t just a vacation destination, it can also be an excellent place to conduct business meetings. Make your next meeting far from ordinary, let the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau assist with your planning needs.