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Galveston, Texas

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Galveston, Texas, United States of America
Galveston, Texas, United States of America | © Vinh Phuc

Galveston: tourist information

One of Texas's most popular year-round coastal destinations, Galveston is an island in the Gulf of Mexico 50 miles southeast of Houston, connected to the mainland by a causeway and bridge. The island is a marriage of the best of both worlds: it is both city and seaside resort. It offers historical and cultural attractions, as well as swimming, sunbathing, and relaxing. The restored Victorian Strand district, resort hotels, and beachfront businesses give a commercial feel to the north end of the island, while miles of private and rental residences on the southern end offer solitude and open beach access.

Once one of the world's great port cities, Galveston was nearly devastated by a hurricane in 1900. More than 6,000 residents were killed by the storm, and many structures were demolished. The hurricane prompted city officials to raise the island and add a seawall, making Galveston a safe place to visit today. After the 1900 hurricane and the opening of the Houston ship channel, Galveston lost its position as Texas's busiest seaport and the street known as the Strand -- formerly the site of stores, offices, and warehouses -- faded as a bustling center of commerce.

In the 1950s, preservationists launched Galveston's renaissance by restoring stately homes and building up commercial districts with modern facilities. The Strand, now on the National Register of Historic Places, has one of the largest collections of historic buildings in the country. A resort city with a southern flair, Galveston is a petite and blended version of New Orleans and Charleston.

Location

  • Country: USA
  • Capital: Washington, D.C.
  • Government: United States
  • State/Region: Texas
  • Time Zone: -6 GMT
  • Language: English
  • Latitude: 29.3013480
  • Longitude: -94.7976960
  • Est. Population: 59855
  • Currency: US Dollar
  • Fire: Emergency Phone: 911
  • Police: Emergency Phone: 911
  • Hospital: John Sealy Hospital - 101 University Boulevard; (409) 772-1011
  • Ambulance & Rescue: Emergcency Phone: 911
  • Galveston, Texas, United States of America
    Galveston, Texas, United States of America | © Arthur Benavides

    Galveston Cruise Port Schedule

    Galveston, Texas, United States of America
    Galveston, Texas, United States of America | © Joe Feser

    Galveston in the News

    Port rating and occupancy

    Port of Galveston ranks 1072th in the world in terms of the number of tourists visiting it.

    Number of cruise ship calls in the coming year: 0.

    The total number of tourists (passengers) of cruise ships in the port of Galveston in the next 12 months is 0.

    According to the popularity rating among more than 1,000 cruise ports in the world, Galveston ranks 19.

    Weather in Galveston

    Feb 23
    Min/Max temp: 59°F (15°C) / 72°F (22°C)
    Clear (clear sky), small wind
    Feb 24
    Min/Max temp: 55°F (13°C) / 72°F (22°C)
    Clear (clear sky), no wind
    Feb 25
    Min/Max temp: 57°F (14°C) / 70°F (21°C)
    Clear (clear sky), small wind
    Feb 26
    Min/Max temp: 63°F (17°C) / 73°F (23°C)
    Clouds (overcast clouds), small wind
    Feb 27
    Min/Max temp: 64°F (18°C) / 73°F (23°C)
    Clouds (overcast clouds), small wind
    Feb 28
    Min/Max temp: 59°F (15°C) / 75°F (24°C)
    Rain (light rain), small wind
    Feb 29
    Min/Max temp: 52°F (11°C) / 63°F (17°C)
    Rain (light rain), small wind
    Mar 1
    Min/Max temp: 57°F (14°C) / 61°F (16°C)
    Rain (light rain), small wind

    Current water temperature in Galveston now is 58°F (14.7°C)

    Water temperature data provided by seatemperature.net.

    Annual Weather

    Jan
    Min/Max temp: 72°F (22°C) / 75°F (24°C)
    Feb
    Min/Max temp: 73°F (23°C) / 79°F (26°C)
    Mar
    Min/Max temp: 79°F (26°C) / 84°F (29°C)
    Apr
    Min/Max temp: 84°F (29°C) / 88°F (31°C)
    May
    Min/Max temp: 84°F (29°C) / 88°F (31°C)
    Jun
    Min/Max temp: 86°F (30°C) / 90°F (32°C)
    Jul
    Min/Max temp: 82°F (28°C) / 86°F (30°C)
    Aug
    Min/Max temp: 73°F (23°C) / 79°F (26°C)
    Sep
    Min/Max temp: 66°F (19°C) / 72°F (22°C)
    Oct
    Min/Max temp: 61°F (16°C) / 66°F (19°C)

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