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Galveston, Texas

Located off the coast of Texas approximately one hour south of Houston, Galveston boasts 32 miles of expansive beaches and numerous historic buildings mingled among unique shops, art galleries and restaurants. Having hosted pirates and explorers before the island was officially settled in the 1830s, the region has a storied past you can revisit while touring local museums and historic districts. Then soak up some relaxation, sunshine and warm sands during a well-deserved beach day or splash the afternoon away on a paddle boarding or kayaking tour.


  • Port Name & Location
    Port of Galveston. Ship will DOCK at this port.
  • Time Zone
    Central Daylight Time UTC/GMT-5
  • Language
    The language spoken in Galveston is English.
  • Currency & Shopping
    The U.S. Dollar is the local currency used for purchases in Galveston. Stroll among Victorian-era buildings in Galveston's Downtown District and browse unique stores and art galleries located along The Strand-a National Historic Landmark District.
    • Famous For
      Galveston is known for its 32-miles of beaches, large number of well-preserved historic buildings and its vibrant night life.
    • Fun Fact #1
      Built after a hurricane in 1900 devastated the city, the more than 10-mile long, 17-foot high seawall was constructed to protect the shoreline and is one of America's longest continuous sidewalks. Enjoy biking, strolling or jogging along the scenic seawall or exploring the many attractions, restaurants and shops lining Seawall Boulevard.
    • Fun Fact #2
      Completed in 1893, the stone mansion now known as Bishop’s Palace was originally built for the Gresham family before being purchased as the residence for Bishop Christopher E. Byrne. Today, the dramatic estate is open for tours to the public and owned by the Galveston Historical Foundation.
    • Fun Fact: Landmarks
      The expansive East Beach is located at the far eastern end of the island and is known for hosting lively festivals and concerts. A children's playground, gear rentals and other amenities are available as well as a scenic boardwalk. And unlike most other beaches in the area, alcohol is allowed.


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