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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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02 Sep

Ten Reasons to Visit Galveston in Fall

1. Wonderful weather: Lower temps and a drop in humidity make visits to the beach or exploring the many historic and tourist attractions a cool itinerary.

2. Bird’s the word: The fall migration brings a host of avian visitors, including the famous red-capped Sandhill Cranes.

3. Fine fishing: reel in an abundance of flounder, trout, and other favorites.

4. Chill in the Strand: Fall nights are the perfect backdrop to browse this historic district, with its unique shops, galleries, and an abundant assortment of cafes, bars, and restaurants.

5. Autumn art: Whether you’re a serious collector or just looking for something to hang over the sofa, you’ll be delighted by the array of artists and galleries.

  1. 6. Discover dolphins: Along with other delightful sea creatures, visitors can watch them swim alongside with a journey on the Galveston-Port Bolivar Ferry, or board a BayWatch Dolphin Tour.
  2. 7. Fall for history: History abounds at such landmarks as Moody Mansion, Bishop’s Palace, The Bryan Museum, the Railroad Museum, and more.
  3. 8. Food, glorious food: With a plethora of eateries serving everything from burgers and pizza to world-class cuisine, there’s no better place for foodies.
  4. 9. Amazing attractions: From the Pleasure Pier to Moody Gardens, autumn in Galveston is prime time for having a ball while doing it all.
  5. 10. Splendid accommodations: Galveston is home to fine hotels, and we recommend the Harbor House Hotel & Marina for stunning harbor views. For those who prefer staying at the beach, check into the nearby Hotel Galvez & Spa, and don’t miss their famous Sunday brunch. For a luxurious downtown stay, make your reservations at The Tremont House in the Strand.