Ports of Call – Galveston, Texas

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Galveston Island is Texas’ top historic destination. Guests on cruises from Galveston can enjoy 32 miles of relaxing beaches, great seafood, tropical scenery, superb restaurants, marvelous downtown shopping, breathtaking Victorian architecture, numerous antique stores, incredible art galleries, plus tons of attractions, entertainment venues and world-class sportfishing.

The One Thing You Don’t Want to Miss

Probably the most charming way to discover this historic city is by carriage. Take a carriage ride through the Victorian streets and let your driver take you back through history.

Other Fun Things to Do

  • Spend a lazy day relaxing on the beach or fishing off the coast.
  • Discover the famed historic Strand District and have fun shopping in the city’s more than 100 curio shops, outlets, antique shops, art galleries and numerous museums and gardens.
  • Explore some of the most historic buildings in Texas – Victorian homes and businesses that have withstood hurricanes, fire and modern development.
  • Stop by the Grand Opera House, ranked as one of the nation’s finest historic theatres.
  • Visit Moody Gardens, featuring a nearly two and a half million gallon aquarium, a 3D IMAX Theatre, an IMAX Ridefilm and a twelve-storey tropical rainforest.

Get a Taste of Local Flavour

There aren’t many places where you can enjoy Gulf shrimp, Louisiana crawfish, Galveston Bay oysters, and soft-shell crabs while you watch the very ships that caught them at work. The seafood here is fresh and always delicious.

Local Currency

The official currency of the United States is the US dollar (USD).

Weather in Galveston, Texas

Month: April

Average High79°26.11°
Average Low61°16.11°
Mean Temperature69°20.56°
Record High94°34.44°
Record Low22°-5.56°
Average Precip.3.46 in8.79 cm