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Galveston Island - a Texas beach vacation offering unique beauty and a variety of attractions for family fun.

Galveston Island is a historic beach town located on the Gulf of Mexico just 50 miles from Houston. The island is best known as a vacation destination, offering 32 miles of beaches, a variety of family attractions, Texas' premier cruise port and one of the largest and well-preserved concentrations of Victorian architecture in the country. Each year, more than 5 million visitors flock to Galveston to experience the laidback lifestyle of a seaside beach city without the high price tag of other popular destinations.

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Fun in the sun on Galveston beaches
Galveston's 32 miles of beautiful beaches and semi-tropical temperatures make the ideal vacation. Catch the perfect wave, hone your sandcastle skills or just spend your day relaxing on the soft, white sand.

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Galveston Island is home to some of the best attractions Texas has to offer, including the new Historic Pleasure Pier, Moody Gardens and Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark. Galveston has a plethora of unique museums, including the Texas Seaport Museum, Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, and Galveston Railroad Museum. With 32 miles of beaches, you can't come to Galveston without soaking in some sun with the numerous outdoor activities available, including dolphin tours, birding tours and more.

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Great bird watching
Galveston is one of the top destinations for birding in the United States. Water and shore birds are common on the Island throughout the year while rare species are spotted during fall and spring migration. The Island is a central location for novice and expert birders, offering a wide variety of species.

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Come sail away
While relaxation is a prime pastime in Galveston, the salty smell of the sea tends to make people ready for action! Sailors can feel the salt spray from either the Gulf of Mexico or Galveston Bay in just minutes after setting sail.

Galveston Island. Where the Texas Coast Begins.

Contact Info:

Galveston Convention & Visitor's Bureau
2328 Broadway
(behind Ashton Villa)
Galveston, TX 77550

888-GAL-ISLE (425-4753)

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