Locals and visitors love Galveston in the fall. Fall brings cooler temperatures, haunted happenings and fall festivals.
If you are interested in taking a ghost tour, Galveston will not disappoint.
Consider the following:
• Dash Beardsley’s Ghost Tours of Galveston offered year-round increases tour options during the month of October
• Galveston Historic Tours which also operates year-round themes its monthly driving tour to focus on Galveston’s ghosts.
• Galveston Historical Foundation offers Haunted Harbor Tours and Ghost Tours at Ashton Villa in October.
• Haunted Mayfield Manor is a year-round haunted house and is located in a building that is actually haunted. The building was used to store bodies following the 1900 Storm.
• Hotel Galvez & Spa opens it ghost tour, typically reserved for guests to the public and hosts a Galvez Ghost Tour Dinner on Tuesdays through Fridays. The dinner and tour only is $45/pp and, on Fridays, is only available as part of an overnight package. Advance reservations are required.
• For art lovers, 18th Annual ARToberfest, Oct. 17-18
• For German beer and food fans, 34th Annual Island Oktoberfest, Oct. 23-24
• For Greek food and music, 32nd Annual Greek Festival, Oct. 31-Nov. 1
• Movie Nite on The Strand featuring Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone on Oct. 3. Movies are shown after sunset.
• Music Nite on The Strand featuring funk group The Journey Agents, Oct. 10 from 6 to 9 p.m.
• Music Nite on The Strand featuring rock band Hypersoul, Oct. 31 from 6 to 9 p.m.
• Mini Monster Bash, Oct. 31 at 1 p.m.
These events take place at Saengerfest Park, 2302 Strand, and are free and open to the public.
Mark your calendars and book your room.
If you want to stay in the heart of downtown Galveston, book your stay at The Tremont House.
If you want to enjoy of view of the harbor, consider Harbor House Hotel & Marina at Pier 21.
If you want a beachfront hotel with historic ambiance, stay at Hotel Galvez & Spa.