Galveston Island Welcomes the Texas State Park Conference

Visit Galveston is thrilled to welcome the Texas State Park Conference to the island! Our 32 miles of beaches, rich history and world-class dining and attractions offer the perfect setting to balance business and leisure. We hope you enjoy your stay!

Explore Galveston Island Activities

Discover a variety of attractions for your trip to Galveston, TX, from beaches and outdoor activities to historical museums, shopping, and more!

Galveston's Outdoor Activities
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With 32 miles of coastline, Galveston has the perfect beach for you.

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Galveston, TX is one of the best spots in the country for bird watching. Discover birding itineraries, annual events, the best times to bird watch, and more.

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Everything you need to know before you fish in Galveston Texas. Learn about Galveston fishing charters, fishing trips, local fish species, and fishing licenses.

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Enjoy all the boating Galveston, TX has to offer.

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Enjoy some time on the water in Galveston, Texas with Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP), renting kayaks or canoes, surf lessons and more!

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Explore the beautiful parks and nature preserves in Galveston, TX.

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Looking to hit the links? Galveston, TX is a golfer’s paradise, thanks to the city’s beautiful weather, stunning waterfront views, and world-class facilities.

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Find the best rentals in Galveston to enjoy 32 miles of beaches. From boat and bike rentals to beach supplies and fishing equipment, Galveston has your back.

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Galveston's Indoor Activities
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Without a doubt, Galveston is a city that places a high value on artistic expression and the arts.

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Discover the most popular museums in Galveston, TX and experience the rich history of Texas artifacts, documents, memorabilia, artwork, and more.

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Galveston is a premier destination for experiencing creativity up close. There’s no shortage of arts and culture to take in, with something for lovers of...

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Discover the best small businesses, boutiques, gift shops and antique dealers in Galveston, TX.

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Posted 5/12/2023
by Visit Galveston

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Celebrate Mardi Gras in Galveston, TX at the 3rd largest Mardi Gras celebration in the country with several parades, live entertainment, street food vendors...

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Galveston Island Dining & Nightlife
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With fresh seafood, southern favorites, and a restaurant for every craving, Galveston is the place to be when it’s time to eat.

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The fun doesn’t end when the sun goes down in Galveston!

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Visit a Galveston brewery or distillery during your trip to Galveston, TX and enjoy a locally made beer or cocktail alongside a tasty meal, live music and more!

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Visit one of Galveston, TX's beautiful beaches along the 32 miles of Gulf of Mexico coastline, including Stewart Beach, East Beach, Galveston Island State...

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Stewart Beach is Galveston’s premier family-friendly beach park, named as one of the “10 Best Beaches for Families” by the Family Vacation Critic.

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If you’re looking for a good time, East Beach in Galveston, TX is your ultimate beach destination!

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With so much to do at Galveston Island State Park—swimming, fishing, bird watching, hiking, paddling, and more—there’s an activity for every type of nature...

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Whether you choose to relax on the beach with a blanket and a good book or fly a kite with your kids, you are guaranteed a lovely outing at the West End Pocket...

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The Seawall has drawn visitors to the Island since its construction in the early 1900s. It remains a popular spot for beachgoers, photographers, foodies and...

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How to Park Around Galveston Island

Paying to park anywhere is a necessary evil, but in Galveston, you can see first-hand where your money is going! Parking fees collected on the Seawall are used to maintain and add amenities, such as landscaping, lighting and restrooms. Parking fees are collected downtown to ensure that adequate parking is available for people eating, shopping and visiting downtown.

Tip: If you are planning to park on the Seawall or downtown, you should download the Pay By Phone app available in your smart phone’s app store, and set up your payment options beforehand.

Downtown Galveston Paid Parking Program

When using the PayByPhone system, you will the need this location code for the Galveston Seawall: 5689

  • Parking Downtown is enforced daily between 9 AM and 6 PM, Monday through Sunday
  • Parking within Downtown is $2.25/hour with a minimum of 1 hour
  • PayByPhone transactions incur a 20 cent convenience fee per transaction
  • Payment is per license plate and is non-transferable
  • Handicap plates/placards and Disable Veterans plates are exempt
  • Improperly parked vehicles are subject to a $30 citation
  • 15 minute grace periods will be given

In addition, 16 parking meters are available where visitors may pay using cash or a credit/debit card; payment through PayByPhone via the mobile app, online at paybyphone.com, or over the phone has been reinstated.

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Seawall Paid Parking Program

When using the PayByPhone system, you will the need this location code for the Galveston Seawall: 5004

  • Fee: $2 an hour with a two-hour minimum, not to exceed $16 / day, yearly passes available*
  • Operation: 10 AM – 6 PM, 7 days a week, 365 days per year
  • Free parking areas are located on the north side of Seawall between 12th and 19th streets, 33rd and 39th streets, 53rd and 61st streets, and 85th and 91st streets. All other parking spots along Seawall Blvd. are paid spots.

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