Galveston Island Texas is surrounded by gulf coast beaches... within the city limits, there are several public beaches with amenities maintained by the City of Galveston. Along the Island's western end are miles of unimproved beachfront. Whatever you're looking for in a beach, odds are you'll find one to your liking on Galveston Island. Stroll or bike along Galveston's famed Seawall, Shopping on the Strand is popular tweleve months a year!
In fact, one of Galveston's most popular festivals, Dickens on the Strand takes place in December. And, of course, each spring the ever-popular Galveston Mardi Gras draws thousands to the island. Seeing live performances at the 1894 Grand Opera House or Strand Theater is another popular way to pass time on the big island.
Galveston is a sightseer's dream, with the Historic Downtown District and landmark buildings such as the Bishops Palace sprinkled in among modern-day attractions such as the New Pleasure Pier, Moody Gardens and Schlitterbauhn. There are also several top notch museums. Of course, this is to say nothing of the world class accommodations available at any number of hotels on Galveston Island. There are numerous full service elegant hotels available to travelers. Many romantic Inns are also available for couples looking for a quiet getaway.
Also drawing thousands weekly to Galveston Island is the Port of Galveston which host such Cruise lines as Carnival, Norwegian and now Disney.
So, no matter what your tastes or what time of year you plan on taking a vacation, a trip to Galveston Island is always a memorable one.