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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 Mar

Winning Wines, Exquisite Eats, and Fabulous Fun at the Galveston Island Wine Festival

Want to join thousands of foodies and wine lovers for a tasting of hundreds of fine wines? Then, head over to Galveston’s historic Strand District on April 17-18, 2020 for the Galveston Island Wine Festival. A Premium Tasting and a Grand Tasting will be offered, all accompanied by tasty tidbits prepared by some of the area’s most renowned chefs and culinary artists. If you’re a runner or you just love sparkling, there’s also a combo ticket with a 5K Champagne Run Registration and Grand Tasting ticket both on Saturday. Considered the grand finale of the festival, the Grand Tasting in Saengerfest Park allows wine lovers to indulge in endless samples from more than 100 vineyards from around the globe, along with a souvenir wine glass, small bites, and an event program with a complete list of wines.

Pro Tip: purchase a VIP package and attended both the Premium and Grand Tastings!

Where to Stay

For the best in downtown accommodations, check into The Tremont House. For stunning beachfront views, make your reservation at Hotel Galvez & Spa. If you prefer a delightful harbor view, be sure to stay at the Harbor House Hotel & Marina at Pier 21.