Galveston Island is located just south of Houston Texas. Galveston has a rich and colorful history and offers its visitors everything in a resort destination. It has beautiful accommodations, arts and entertainment, museums, great shopping, restaurants
The restored Grand 1894 Opera
GALVESTON’S OWN FARMERS MARKET
Founded in 2012, Galveston’s Own Farmers Market is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organization operating every Sunday morning on Galveston Island in coastal Texas. Our weekly outdoor market provides a direct connection to vendors creating and growing fresh whole foods, including farms, ranches, bakeries, cheese-makers and specialty-foods producers.
Island ETC. and Strand Street theaters offer the best in live theater entertainment. Its actors and performers both local and recruited dazzle audiences with their talent. Productions feature musicals, plays, film festivals and concerts and poetry readings from our homegrown poets.
Galveston Island offers a variety of shopping experiences for residents and tourists alike. The historic Strand offers several gifts and clothing stores, souvenir shops, art galleries, and antique shops.
MUSEUMS AND TOURS
Our island offers much in the way of museums and tours. Museums are open to the public and gives visitors a glimpse of Galveston’s historical and colorful past.
GALVESTON ISLAND STATE PARK
For the outdoor nature lover! This is a
OUR PARKS AND BEACHES
Galveston Island has something for everyone! Big Reef Nature Park allows birdwatchers and bird enthusiasts a view of our coastal birds living in their natural habitat. Big Reef also has a nature trail with pristine marshland and local vegetation for the nature lover.
BEACHES AND BAY
Miles of sunny beach features swimming, fishing, surfing, sunbathing, wind surfing, horseback riding, bikini contests, outdoor pavilion, amusement park and volleyball tournaments. Bayside offers water skiing, fishing and boating, canoeing and kayaking. Whatever activities you choose, you’ll relax into the friendly, casual mentality here on the island.