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Galveston Capital Tourism and Marketing Review: Family-Friendly Island Hotels and Condos

Known as the “Wall Street of the Southwest”, Galveston Island boasts an abundance of Gulf beaches, architectural jewels and grand mansions. People flock in this 32 miles long island for a lot of reasons, mostly for enjoyment, relaxation and adventure.

Where to Stay

Oftentimes, the location of the hotel you would want to stay is a big factor while on the island. Good thing, there are numerous hotels and lodges near the center of the island and top attractions. Whether you are planning to travel with your family, there are numerous family-friendly houses and condos that will fit your budget. Do some research to find the perfect place suited to your needs.

Historic Places

While visiting Galveston, make sure to explore the beautiful historic homes they are famous for, including the 1859 Ashton Villa, the Bishop’s Palace which is built in 1892 and the famous 1895 Moody Mansion which portrays early 20th-century family life among Galveston’s elite.

Some of the must-see sites in the isl

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Galveston Capital Tourism and Marketing Review - World Class Museums and More!

Leave the stiff and boring life behind for some excitement and enjoyment in one the of the top travel destination in Texas – Galveston Island. This 32-mile long island offers a wide variety of attractions from sandy beaches, museums, art galleries, theatrical productions to historic homes and mansions.

Spend some “island time” and enjoy a variety of outdoor activities such as fishing, golfing, boat riding, kayaking and surfing. With the help of Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau, you can successfully start planning your dream vacation on the island of Galveston.

Historic Island

Galveston is known for their historic past and rich culture and one of the best ways to spend your vacation in the island is by visiting world class museums. Galveston has a wealth of amazing museums that can give you a fun day filled with facts and unique adventures. Some of the best museums in Galveston are the Galveston Children’s Museum, Lone Star Flight Museum and The Bryan Museum.

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Galveston Capital Tourism and Marketing Review: Island Getaway in Galveston

Planning a trip to Texas? Galveston may be a bit of a drive but it is worth a trip. Various people are making their way to this island all year round for a lot of reasons and enjoyments – beautiful Gulf beaches, wildlife displays, a cruise to the Caribbean, specialty cuisines, thrill rides, museums and many other attractions.

 

There is so much to do in Galveston, good thing the island offers a wide variety of hotel options for tourists who want to visit and explore their charming big city. Some of these hotels are just steps away from the beach and within walking distance of fishing piers, fine restaurants and family entertainment.

 

Romantic Getaways in Galveston

 

If you are seeking for an ultimate thrill-seeking romantic getaway with your partner then Galveston Island is a perfect choice! The bizarre charm of this island will definitely give a brand new energy into your relationship. From a charming bed and breakfast to romantic evenings, spending “island time” here can reki

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Galveston's Beaches: So Many to Choose From!

Summer fun on the island is just around the corner. So when the temperatures soar in the weeks and months ahead, what’s the best Galveston beach to hit the waves? That depends on what you’re looking for – whether it be family fun, volleyball and games, pristine sand or gentle surf, Galveston has it all.

 

Stewart Beach. Located on the island’s eastern side where Broadway ends at the Seawall, this beach is the most popular with families. In fact it’s regarded as Galveston’s most family-friendly beach. Amenities include a pavilion, children's playground, showers, concessions, chair and umbrella rentals, and a gift shop. Lifeguards are on duty. Leave the beer and other alcoholic beverages at home.

 

 

East Beach. Drive right up to the water in your car at Galveston’s premier party beach, with sponsored activities including festivals, live bands and an annual sandcastle competition. Located along the island’s easternmost shores, East Beach is also a good spot for bird watching to see

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Galveston Capital Tourism and Marketing Texas - Cruise destinations that depart from the Port

Not too surprisingly, the cruise industry has been a boon to the Port of Galveston.

 

Between Carnival Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean Cruises, Galveston offers people from all over the region numerous opportunities to explore a slate of tropical ports on three to 14-day tours.

 

In its first quarter of 2017, Carnival is showing strong growth.

 

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"We are off to a good start delivering another quarter of operational improvement on top of a very strong first quarter last year," Carnival Corporation & plc President and Chief Executive Officer Arnold Donald said in a statement. "Our performance was driven by increased demand, particularly for our core Caribbean itineraries, leading to higher year-over-year ticket prices which enabled us to overcome the significant negative impact of both fuel and currency to exceed the high end of our guidance range." 

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Wine Connoisseurs Rejoice! The Galveston Island Food & Wine Festival is back

Red or white? And what food choice might you prefer with your favorite wines?

These are the questions – no doubt fun decisions to make – facing those who attend the 2017 Galveston Island Food & Wine Festival. This year’s festival, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, May 5-6, will have no shortage of food and wine choices making the above questions very easy to answer.

There will be wines from nearly two dozen vineyards, each with their own varieties and blends. And restaurants from across Galveston and the Greater Houston Area will be serving up hors d’oeuvres for some of the festival’s wine-tasting events that include the following, according to the festival’s website:

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Don't be alarmed by snakes on the beach in Galveston Capital Tourism and Marketing

GALVESTON, Texas -- It’s that time of year again: rattlesnake season in Galveston.

The reptiles are once again making an appearance on the island. Beachgoers are warned not to trek through the dunes.

The rattlesnakes will start to emerge from their daytime hiding spots as the sun starts setting. Only one person was bitten by a rattlesnake last year, but nonetheless, it pays to be cautious.

“With a rattlesnake, he bites you, he’s got to pump those jaws. I got hit once in my leg with those jaws and that when he’s injecting,” said Hal Newsom with Animal Control Wildlife.

Newsom has been wrangling rattlesnakes since he was a kid. The varmint trapper says he’s responded to at least 22 rattlesnake calls on Galveston Island in the last three days.

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Panama Canal Cruises Now Departing Galveston Island Hotel Branch

Imagine stepping onto the Carnival Freedom in Galveston, and then 10 days later gazing over the historic Panama Canal from the ship’s deck or from the comfort of your stateroom. This can be done by booking a cruise through GalvestonCruises.com. But if you’re interested, you must act quickly. There’s only one such cruise departing Galveston each year and cabins sell out quickly.

 

“We get quite a few inquiries each month about Panama Canal cruises from Galveston,” says Dru Walters, Cruise Agent at GalvestonCruises.com. “When Carnival announced new itineraries with the canal, we held a small block of cabins because we knew they would go fast.”

 

This year’s Carnival’s Panama Canal cruise from Galveston’s cruise ship port departs October 28, taking 14 days with stops also in Montego Bay, Jamaica; Aruba; Curacao; Cartagena, Colombia; Limon, Costa Rica; and Cozumel, Mexico before returning back to Galveston. Departure dates for the following years include Oct 27, 2018 and Jan 19, 2019

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Galveston Capital and Marketing Tourism: Trolley buses to roll into Galveston by mid-May

Galveston's upcoming public transportation has some flair.

Four quaint, rubber-wheel trolley-like buses are being readied for the busy summer tourism season. They're anticipated to begin operating on the island by mid-May and will offer free rides this summer.

"The rail cars are going to take a year to be restored so the City will be using the rubber wheel trolleys along the rail line routes until they are back in service," Jaree Hefner, Galveston's Public Information Officer said. "Once the rail car trolleys are restored we will continue to use the rubber wheel trolleys on the Seawall route that runs from Stewart Beach to Moody Gardens."

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The trolley-like buses are intended to facilitate transportation on the island, especially during peak travel months.

"By 2018 we will have three rail car trolleys running the downtown route and connecting to the Seawall via 25th Street and four rubber-wheel trol

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Jakarta Island Hotels Branch - April Means Fantastic Family Fun in Galveston Capital Tourism

Spring has officially sprung, presenting a splendiferous time to round up the family for some fun and adventurous April events on historic Galveston Island!

The cold weather has all but gone, replaced by balmy skies and the relaxing Gulf Coast trade winds. It’s a perfect time to bask in the sun while checking out these exciting Family Fun events in Galveston:

El Galéon Tours

From April 6-9, Galveston will welcome El Galéon, a replica of a majestic Spanish galleon that traversed the world’s oceans in the 16th century. Converted into a floating museum, the vessel offers a unique and up-close- look at life aboard the historic galleon.

Step aboard the170-foot sailing vessel, which harks back to the golden age of Western expansion into the Americas. The crew of El Galéon lives aboard the ship 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and will conduct tours.

Once aboard, be sure to roam above and below the decks (5 total), talk to the crew members and absorb dozens of interactive exhibits, video

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