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Galveston — Its tagline might be “where the Texas coast begins,” but Galveston is much more than that. This small island of just 96 square miles is popular for its 32 miles of beaches, historic downtown, art galleries, and status as a premier international cruise port.

Why Go

For the Southern charm, small-town vibes, and setting sail on your Caribbean cruise.

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One Perfect Day in Galveston, Texas

June 11, 2015 by Shelley Seale

Galveston Island is a unique coastal destination: An historic Victorian-era downtown surrounded by beaches that offer classic seaside fun. Whetheryou’re on a ... Read More »


Beyond New Orleans: 3 Smaller Mardi Gras Celebrations to Check Out

March 04, 2014 by Tommy Burson

Is it possible to do Mardi Gras on a budget? Adding up the cost of hotel rooms, frequent beer stops, bead attire, and indulgent, post-boozing meals, a simple ... Read More »


10 U.S. Cities Where You Can Spend A Little, Do A Lot

December 02, 2013 by Tommy Burson

Who needs five star resorts, marble bathtubs, and caviar dinners? Sure, those perks are nice, but for travelers seeking a quick, easy getaway that won't leave ... Read More »


The Best of Galveston on a Budget

October 09, 2013 by Kristin Mock

When you think of Texas, funky beach towns probably aren't the first things that come to mind; it's more likely that you'll think of cowboys and barbecue. But ... Read More »


Monday Deal Alert: Coast to Coast Hotel Deals Under $180

March 11, 2013 by Jaymie DeGaetano

From the east coast to the west coast and the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. boasts miles of diverse shorelines that provide picturesque backdrops ... Read More »

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