Wake up for a sunrise walk along the beach. Take a socially distanced tour of a historic mansion. Spend the evening tracing the steps of legends and pirates. There are so many ways to discover historic Galveston Island – where it's time to "sea" your next meeting differently.
Located just 50 miles south of Houston, Galveston offers an enticing selection of world-class meeting facilities along 32 miles of sparkling Gulf of Mexico beaches. But that's just the beginning. Here, unique experiences abound in a resort destination that is also home to one of the largest collections of Victorian architecture in the country, unforgettable attractions, the freshest seafood in the state and a fascinating history that has produced more than 100 firsts for Texas.
pictured: Aerial view of Seawall Boulevard
The Galveston Island Convention Center at The San Luis Resort is the perfect destination for any type of meeting. Located on Galveston's famous Seawall Boulevard, this 140,000 square-foot property combines executive conference facilities with luxurious amenities. With breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico, the convention center offers wireless internet as well as complimentary shuttle service and on-site parking. More than 700 guest rooms are adjacent to the center and another 1,400 are located within two miles. The convention center offers wireless Internet and complimentary shuttle service to/from contracted hotels plus parking on site.
For memorable off-site events, Galveston has plenty of unique venues with a story to tell. Host a fabulous reception outdoors at the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, a modern version of an amusement pier that stood in the same location over the Gulf of Mexico in the early 1900s. Step back in time at a historic mansion or explore history at The Grand 1894 Opera House, the Texas Seaport Museum and 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA, or The Bryan Museum, housing one of the world's largest collections of historical artifacts relating to the American Southwest. Discover the oasis and wildlife of the Moody Gardens pyramids or the adventure of Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark – home to the world's tallest water coaster!
Known for its majestic Victorian architecture, Galveston's Historic Downtown Strand Seaport District is a charming destination. Here, you can walk the streets where businessmen once developed this port city into the "Wall Street of the South" while exploring 36 blocks of shopping, dining, arts and entertainment offerings just steps away from Galveston Harbor.
In Galveston, your meeting is just the beginning of the fun. The entire island is your arena to play where you work…even if that means simply taking in the sea breezes and enjoying the fresh air.
Take a look at all the outdoor spaces that only Galveston can offer; they’re bound to inspire and entertain you. We can meet safely. Galveston is here when you’re ready.
When you meet in Galveston, your group has plenty of outdoor venues to choose from. Where else can you host a reception aboard the 1877 Tall Ship Elissa? Other outdoor places include Moody Gardens and its lush 225-acre property, the expansive sands of East Beach, and the beautifully manicured grounds at The Bryan Museum are just a few.
Where the Texas Coast begins.
by Mary Beth Bassett
by Visit Galveston
by Kristine Rivers
by Clayton Kolavo
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The Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau (GICVB) is the official destination marketing organization for Galveston Island, Texas.