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Make the most of your stay on Galveston Island with our insiders guide to exploring the area. Our monthly Staff Picks highlight all of the historic places, interactive tours, and family-friendly attractions that make our beachfront city so special. Read more to learn about our favorite places to drink, dine, shop, and explore.

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03 Feb

Discover the Romance of Galveston

For an in-depth tour of downtown and one amazing time, join the Fantastic Galveston Race. Inspired by “The Amazing Race,” this fabulously fun event is full of twists and tricky clues and has been described as “part sight-seeing adventure and part scavenger hunt on steroids!”

  • Experience a bit of Broadway or a live show at The Grand 1894 Opera House. A magnificent setting for any type of cultural performance, the Grand will feature a concert by the Galveston Symphony Orchestra on February 9. On February 29, don’t miss the magic that only a Gershwin musical can offer, when the four-time-Tony-winning An American in Paris will be performed at The Grand. Check their schedule for more ideas. Some shows are already sold out. Tip: They also offer a summer season.
  • Three additional ways to make your romantic getaway more special: Top off the perfect romantic evening by enjoying one of the finest views of Galveston at The Rooftop Bar. Located atop The Tremont House in the Strand District, the bar is open daily, weather permitting. Also, enjoy luxurious spa services and a delectable Sunday brunch at the historic beachfront location of the Hotel Galvez & Spa. And, treat yourselves to an outstanding view of the harbor with a stay at Harbor House Hotel & Marina at Pier 21. Finally, add more romance to your getaway—inquire about the Wyndham Sweet Escape Packages at Hotel Galvez and The Tremont House!