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

Overnight

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Patchy fog. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 60. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday

Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 7am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 7am. Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 67. Northeast wind around 10 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday Night

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Breezy, with a south wind 10 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Saturday

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly between 7am and 1pm. Patchy fog before 1pm. Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 69. South wind around 15 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Saturday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 53. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming east after midnight.

Sunday

Sunny, with a high near 63.

Sunday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 54.

Monday

A 20 percent chance of showers after 7am. Partly sunny, with a high near 63.

Monday Night

A 50 percent chance of showers, mainly after 7pm. Cloudy, with a low around 58.

Tuesday

A 50 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 64.

Tuesday Night

A 50 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 59.

Wednesday

A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 65.

Wednesday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57.

Thursday

A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 62.