Insider Tips

  1. Place your meeting or event Mid-Week for the best hotel rates

  2. Get connected at The Galveston Island Convention Center with free WI-Fi for up to 1,500 devices

  3. Save on food and beverage costs compared to most major cities

  4. Free transportation is offered from contracted hotels to the Galveston Island Convention Center

  5. Make your offsite event historic at the 1892 Bishop’s Palace or 1895 Moody Mansion

  6. Give your reception a pirate theme at the 1877 Tall Ship Elissa

  7. Rent The Grand 1894 Opera House for a private show

  8. Treat your board and VIP’s to the iconic Gaido’s Seafood Restaurant continuously operating on Galveston Island since 1911!

  9. Stay at one of the 1,500 hotel rooms within two miles of the Galveston Island Convention Center

  10. Take a sunset cruise on a harbor tour and watch for dolphins

  11. Park free at most hotels in Galveston

  12. Explore Pier 21’s one-of-a-kind museums including the Ocean Star Drilling Rig Museum, Texas Seaport Museum and 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA

  13. Experience a one-of-a-kind behind the scene tour and meet penguins, sharks, monkeys, sloths and more at Moody Gardens

  14. Dine at a “Top 100 Best Restaurants in America” by OpenTable

  15. Engage in unique Team Building events such as a four story ropes course and zip line, scavenger hunts and more

  16. Inspire your attendees with unique eco-tourism and historic voluntourism projects

  17. Create unique and memorable events by holding your smaller interactive meetings in the foyer space of the Galveston Island Convention Center with a spectacular view of the Gulf of Mexico

  18. Offer your attendees coming in early and staying late an option to tour Galveston Island with Cool Tours

  19. Treat your VIPs to a private tour of The Bryan Museum containing the largest private collection of Southwestern artifacts in the world

  20. Explore Pier 19 where Galveston Island Chef’s come to pick out the best fresh seafood the Gulf has to offer!

  21. Bring your group to the beach for a shrimp and crawfish boil on the East Beach Pavilion with spectacular views, band stand, restrooms and much more!

  22. Host a private party on the Historic Pleasure Pier, one of only 4 in the US!