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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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11 Aug

Galveston After Labor Day

Destinations like Moody Gardens, Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark, and the beautiful Stewart Beach make a great three-day family-friendly staycation year-round. Yet, for couples and groups, the best time of year for a Galveston getaway begins as the summer season comes to a close.
Galveston offers some of its most popular events during the fall months, with everything from Oktoberfest to Dickens on the Strand. During this time, historical and cultural enthusiasts flock to the Bryan Museum and well-known Galveston neighborhoods with breathtaking examples of Victorian, Greek Revival, and Queen Anne architecture. You will also find an influx of birders and nature enthusiasts at Galveston’s 2,000-acre state park area at the start of the new season.


Although the summer months are a popular getaway window, we think you will find 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. Here, you are only steps from the historic Strand District, the Texas Seaport Museum, and many other favorite area attractions.