Galveston (Texas) Cruises Destination Information

The Stunning Main Port of Galveston (Texas)

Galveston is a city on Galveston Island, off the Texas Gulf Coast. Located within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area, the city is the seat and second-largest city of Galveston County in population.

Galveston is known for its historic neighborhoods and a ten-mile long seawall designed to protect the city from floods.

Things to see and do

• Galveston Island Railroad Museum
• Strand National Historic Landmark District
• Bolivar Ferry
• Schlitterbahn Waterpark Galveston

Galveston's climate is classified as humid subtropical. Prevailing winds from the south and southeast bring heat from the deserts of Mexico and moisture from the Gulf of Mexico.