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Part historic Southern town, part sunburned beach resort: Galveston Island is Houston's favorite seaside bolthole, now more or less back to normal after taking a severe beating from Hurricane Ike in 2008. Sitting on a barrier island near the northern end of Texas’ long coastline, Galveston may not have the state's favorite beaches, but nowhere else can boast such a fine-looking combination of sun-drenched historic charms.

Explore Galveston


Top attractions

These are our favorite local haunts, touristy spots, and hidden gems throughout Galveston.

Top experiences

Whether it’s a guided tour of a historic landmark, private tasting of local delicacies, or an off-road adventure — explore the best experiences in Galveston.