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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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06 May

Five Fabulous Reasons to Visit Galveston This Summer

Check out the list below for five ways to make this your best summer vacation ever:     

1. Exploring is encouraged: Galveston is chock-full of shops, restaurants, historic neighborhoods, beaches, and an array of attractions. Rent a bike, walk, or catch a ride on the Galveston Island Trolley for a relaxing way to get around.

2. Entertaining events: Summertime events include monthly movies (first Saturdays) and concerts (second Saturdays) in downtown Galveston at Saengerfest Park to the AIA Sandcastle Competition and the Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival in August.

3. Special celebrations: From Memorial Day and Juneteenth to an Independence Day parade and fireworks, there’s always something to celebrate.

4. History at your fingertips: With a wealth of museums, historic neighborhoods, and the majestic beauty of the downtown district, Galveston offers history buffs some unique and fascinating treats.

5. Local attractions: Make a splash at Schlitterbahn Waterpark, or board one of Galveston Water Adventures’ vessels for a sunset cruise. Don’t miss a visit to Moody Gardens, Pier 21, or Galveston’s historic Pleasure Pier.

For fabulous downtown accommodations, we recommend The Tremont House in the Strand. The Harbor House Hotel & Marina is ideal for your stay near Pier 21, and for elegant beachfront luxury, check into Hotel Galvez & Spa.