Galveston is a coastal community on a barrier island off the Texas mainland. It boasts one of the most impressive collections of historic buildings in the whole of the USA. They are seemingly wherever you look, from the Grand 1894 Opera House to the enjoyably eerie-looking Bishop’s Palace, which dates back to the 19th century. 

Being an island city, Galveston offers easy access to sandy beaches fronting the Gulf of Mexico, such as East Beach, Galveston Beach, and Porretto Beach. The immense pyramids of Moody Gardens feature rainforest wildlife, exotic plants, and immersive theatre experiences. For families, there are science exhibitions that’ll expand the minds of both kids and adults. 

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  • 10 Best Places to Go Shopping in Galveston

    Our favourite shopping spots in Galveston take you from the popular seaside strip to hidden holes in the wall that you’re unlikely to just stumble upon. You will go on a journey through the artistic minds managing their local vending booths and indulge your own creative influences with book and craft shops. Whether you're looking to gear up for the beach...

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Where to go & what to do at night in Galveston

  • 10 Things to do After Dinner in Galveston

    Galveston offers plenty of things to do at night once the dinner bill has been paid. This stretch of barrier island has many hidden gems that will entertain you and your crew throughout the evening, often making use of the stunning coastal scenery and balmy temperatures that south Texas is blessed with. We've put together our favourite hotspots for individuals, couples,...

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  • Galveston Travel Essentials

    Our Galveston Travel Essentials lays out the essential information you need to help you plan your trip to one of the most popular destinations in Texas, USA. No matter how frequently you travel, some questions will always need answers: What’s the weather like? How can I get from William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) to my hotel? What currency and type...

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