Pleasure Pier and beach on Galveston Island

Galveston

The resilient “playground of the South” offers travelers a wealth of activities, so many that you’ll have to remind yourself to save time to kick back on the beach.

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Upcoming Events

Mardi Gras! Galveston - CANCELED

Feb. 5-7, 12-14, 16

Galveston is home to the third largest Mardi Gras celebration in the country. The island’s 110th M...

AIA Sandcastle Competition

Aug. 21, 2021 (rescheduled date)

Watch more than 80 teams of architects compete for the best sandcastle design on Saturday. Sandcastl...

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