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

Today

Sunny, with a high near 73. Windy, with a northwest wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph.

Tonight

Clear, with a low around 59. Breezy, with a northwest wind 15 to 20 mph decreasing to 10 to 15 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph.

Saturday

Sunny, with a high near 73. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Saturday Night

Clear, with a low around 66. South wind 10 to 15 mph.

Sunday

Sunny, with a high near 74. South wind around 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Sunday Night

Increasing clouds, with a low around 69.

Monday

Partly sunny, with a high near 75.

Monday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70.

Tuesday

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76.

Tuesday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69.

Wednesday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 77.

Wednesday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69.

Thursday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 77.