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Galveston Island

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It's Island Time

Packed with vacation homes strung along a coastline of white sandy beaches, Galveston Island lies just 80 km (50 mi) southeast of Houston, so it attracts not only weekend revelers from the mainland, but also international tourists. At 43 km (27 mi) long and less than 5 km (3 mi) wide, the compact island is small enough to do most of your sightseeing on foot. Much of its area (with the exception of the town of Jamaica Beach) lies within the city limits of Galveston, a busy cruise ship port. If you plan to make Galveston your base on the island, visit at least one of the city's museums before heading to the beach. Galveston Island is in Texas Gulf Coast. Use our international travel planner: Galveston Island and all its delights await.
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Places to visit in Galveston Island

Hidden gems in Galveston Island

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Museums in Galveston Island

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Kid-friendly things to do in Galveston Island

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Historic Sites in Galveston Island

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