Galveston TX

Welcome To Galveston

In the late 1800s Galveston was known as the "Playground of the South" Today, it still retains a shared claim to the title among major cities along the Gulf Coast states. Galveston is a popular tourist destination and features an array of lodging options, including hotels such as the historic Hotel Galvez and Tremont House, vintage bed and breakfast inns, beachfront condominiums, and resort rentals. The city's tourist attractions include the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, Galveston Schlitterbahn waterpark, Moody Gardens botanical park, the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, the Lone Star Flight Museum, Galveston Railroad Museum, a downtown neighborhood of historic buildings known as The Strand, many historical museums and mansions, and miles of beach front from the East End's Porretto Beach, Stewart Beach to the West End pocket parks. The Strand plays host to a yearly Mardi Gras festival, Galveston Island Jazz & Blues Festival and a Victorian-themed Christmas festival called Dickens on the Strand (honoring the works of novelist Charles Dickens, especially A Christmas Carol) in early December. Galveston is home to several historic ships: the tall ship Elissa (the official Tall Ship of Texas) at the Texas Seaport Museum and USS Cavalla and USS Stewart, both berthed at Seawolf Park on nearby Pelican Island. Galveston is ranked the number one cruise port on the Gulf Coast and fourth in the United States.

FIND EVENTS IN Galveston

Weather Forecast for Galveston

Tonight

A 20 percent chance of showers after 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 86. South wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Monday

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 11am. Partly sunny, with a steady temperature around 89. Heat index values as high as 106. South wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Monday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm, then a chance of showers after 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 83. South wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Tuesday

A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 8am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Heat index values as high as 104. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Tuesday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2am. Mostly clear, with a low around 82. South wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Wednesday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 8am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91.

Wednesday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2am. Mostly clear, with a low around 84. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Thursday

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 8am. Sunny, with a high near 90.

Thursday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm, then a chance of showers between 8pm and 2am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 82. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Friday

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 89.

Friday Night

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 82.

Saturday

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 86.

Saturday Night

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 83.

Sunday

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 85.