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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 Apr

Grand Times at the Grand

Now is a good time to dream up travel itineraries for when adventures can resume. For future trips to Galveston, The Grand offers a cultural cornucopia for all, and is a Galveston must-do. Getting familiar with the history of the institution will make it all the more interesting to visit, whether for a tour or a performance.

A proud jewel in Galveston’s crown, The Grand 1894 Opera House remains as one of the oldest and most distinctive structures in Galveston. After surviving the Great Storm of 1900, The Grand was reopened, and has since played host to such luminaries as Lyle Lovett, Ray Charles, Willie Nelson, Liza Minnelli, Tommy Tune, Chubby Checker, B.B. King and The Beach Boys.

Additionally, The Grand features regular live performances by the Galveston Symphony Orchestra, and the touring shows of Broadway's hottest hits. In lieu of planning for specific events, keep in mind that gift certificates make wonderful gifts and help to support local institutions like The Grand.