Galveston Travel Guide - An Island Vacation Paradise for All Ages
POST-HARVEY UPDATE: Hotel Galvez & Spa, A Wyndham Grand Hotel; The Tremont House, A Wyndham Grand Hotel; and Harbor House Hotel report minimal damage as a result of Hurricane Harvey and are open and operating.
The Hurricane made its initial landfall near Rockport, Tex., north of Corpus Christi, on Friday, Aug. 25. Following the storm, Galveston County and Houston suffered massive flooding due to record breaking rain. Galveston Island experienced flooding in its historic downtown, East End Historic District and West End along with other low lying neighborhoods. The waters receded quickly and cleanup began immediately. A majority of the restaurants and businesses have reopened on Seawall Blvd., Pier 21 and The Strand District. While Galveston fared well, our thoughts and prayers are with our fellow Texans impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
Beautifully perched along the scenic Gulf of Mexico, this historic island is filled with spectacular hotels, great restaurants, endless shopping opportunities and exciting things to do. Whether you are on a fun family trip or a weekend romantic getaway, Galveston has everything you need for an unforgettable vacation. See our blog for insider tips and recommendations for your next visit.