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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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01 Aug

Why Visit Galveston after Labor Day

Family destinations such as Moody Gardens, Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark, Stewart Beach, and the historic Galveston Island Pleasure Pier are still ideal for 3-day staycations for those with children, but hold more appeal for couples or groups after the busy summer season.

Additionally, birders and nature lovers often flock to Galveston’s 2,000-acre state park area after the summer season, much in the same way that historical and cultural enthusiasts come out for The Bryan Museum and various neighborhoods that feature stunning collections of Victorian, Greek Revival, and Queen Anne architecture. Galveston also offers some of its most popular events during the fall months, with everything from Oktoberfest to Dickens on the Strand. So, although the summer months are a popular getaway window, Galveston offers great visiting at any time of the year, and you’ll find the post-Labor Day Galveston a delightful destination. For easy access to Galveston landmarks, along with uniquely stunning harbor views, we recommend a stay at the Harbor House Hotel & Marina. You’ll find that you are just steps away from the historic Strand District, Pier 21, the Texas Seaport Museum, and many other favorite area attractions. For elegant downtown accommodations, reserve your stay at The Tremont House, and don't miss one of the best views of downtown Galveston and the harbor from their renowned Rooftop Bar. For beachfront luxury, we recommend Hotel Galvez & Spa, and be sure to check out their Sunday Brunch.