Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau

Convention center13,006 sq. m
Guest Rooms5,000
Guest rooms at 1 hotel400 guest rooms
Special event venues33
Average room rate$155.00
Daily food cost$56.00
Occupancy rate
Tax rate15%

Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau


Why Choose Our Destination?

Mixing business with pleasure is easy on Galveston Island where state-of-the-art meetings facilities are surrounded by a tropical paradise complete with 32 miles of sparkling Gulf Coast beaches, adventure attractions, rich history, unique shopping and culture. Galveston is home to one of the largest collections of well-preserved Victorian architecture in the country and is Texas’ premier cruise port. Located just 50 miles south of Houston, this small island possesses all the charm of a historic beach town while offering modern amenities. For more information on Galveston Island contact the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau at 866-505-4456 or visit

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Getting Here

Directions from Bush Intercontinental to Galveston (70 Miles): Begin at George Bush Intercontinental Airport on Terminal Rd S and go East for 0.6 miles. Bear left and go Southeast for 300 feet. Turn left on Greens Rd and go East for 2.4 miles. Turn right on Eastex Fwy, US-59, US-59 N and go South for 0.6 miles. Bear left on ramp and go South for 1000 feet. Continue on Eastex Fwy, US-59 and go South for 14 miles. Bear right on ramp at sign reading "I-45 to Galveston / Dallas" and go South for 0.6 miles. Continue on I-45 and go Southeast for 45 miles to Galveston Island. Once on island, exit 61 Street and turn right for 1.7 miles, left on Seawall Boulevard for .03 miles – convention center on left. Directions from Hobby to Galveston (40 Miles): Begin at William P Hobby on Lockheed Ave and go North for 0.2 miles. Turn left on Convair St and go West for 200 feet. Turn right on Telephone Rd, TX-35 and go North for 0.3 miles. Turn right on Airport Blvd and go East for 2.4 miles. Turn right on Gulf Fwy and go Southeast for 0.6 miles. Continue on ramp at sign reading "I-45 S" and go Southeast for 0.3 miles. Continue on I-45 and go Southeast for 35 miles to Galveston Island. Once on island, exit 61 Street and turn right for 1.7 miles, left on Seawall Boulevard for .03 miles – convention center on left.

Distance from airport

  • George Bush Intercontinental Airport

    112.65 km from city center

  • William P. Hobby Airport

    64.37 km from city center


Local Attractions


From bay fishing to blue-water, piggy perch to tuna, Galveston offers something for everyone with a rod, a reel and a love of angling. There are bait and tackle shops, marinas for storing your boat and charter services that send you home with a great haul and plenty of fish tales.

Texas Seaport Museum

3 mi. away
Share the adventure of the high seas at the Texas Seaport Museum, home of the celebrated 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA. The museum also tells the story of seaborne commerce and immigration in Galveston, which was the second busiest immigration port in U.S. history.
Pier 21
Galveston, TX, US 77550

Moody Gardens Golf Course

2 mi. away
Moody Gardens® Golf Course, features a $16 million comprehensive renovation by the renowned golf course architects of Jacobsen Hardy Golf Course Design.
1700 Snydor Lane
Galveston, TX, US 77554

Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig Museum

3 mi. away
Take a leisurely, self-guided tour through the retired Ocean Star jack-up rig, which now serves as a museum and educational facility. The museum is also available for offsite events and receptions.
Pier 20
Galveston, TX, US 77550

1895 Moody Mansion

Historical landmark
4 mi. away
Come tour this 1895 historic mansion filled with opulent furnishings and heirlooms from one of Texas’s most powerful families. The mansion is available for receptions and events.
2618 Broadway
Galveston, TX, US 77550

Historic Downtown Galveston

3 mi. away
Peruse boutiques, shops, art galleries and museums housed in beautiful, iron-front Victorian buildings. The district’s most popular street, known as The Strand, is the center of downtown activity with tempting offerings like the old-fashioned candy shop LaKing’s Confectionery, Saengerfest Park and more.

The Grand 1894 Opera House

3 mi. away
Come tour “The Official Opera House of Texas,” which is one of the few remaining theaters of its era in Texas and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Grand hosts live performances year-round and is available for private performances and events.
2020 Postoffice Street
Galveston, TX, US 77550

Harbor Dolphin Tours

3 mi. away
Come aboard the Seagull II for sightings of the island’s playful dolphins and a view of the island from the sea on this exciting one-hour boat tour of Galveston’s harbor. The Seagull II is available for private tours with food and beverage.
Pier 21
Galveston, TX, US 77550


Additional Information

With more than 5,000 sleeping rooms, state-of-the-art, modern convention facilities and an unforgettable history, attendees will find plenty of variety and charm in Galveston. The Galveston Island Convention Center at the San Luis Resort is the perfect destination for your next meeting or event. Located on Galveston’s famous Seawall Boulevard, the two-story, 140,000-square-foot property combines executive conference facilities with luxurious resort amenities. In this dramatic beachfront setting with breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico, you’ll find a column-free, 43,100-square-foot exhibition hall; a 15,500-square-foot grand ballroom, 12,000 square feet of breakout meeting space; and 29,000 square feet of pre-function space. Equipped to host the most technologically advanced meetings, Galveston Island Convention Center features cutting edge audiovisual technology including soundproof rooms; individual lighting, sound and climate controls; and wireless Internet access throughout. More than 700 guest rooms are immediately adjacent to the center, and another 1,400 are located within two miles. The convention center offers complimentary shuttle service to and from contracted meeting hotels, as well as complimentary covered parking on site. Take Your Meeting Off-Site When you meet in Galveston, your group has plenty of unique venues to choose from for memorable off-site events. Explore the oasis of Moody Gardens’ pyramids, the Grand 1894 Opera House, the OCEAN STAR Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, or Texas Seaport Museum and 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA. Meet by the sea on Galveston Island, and the spirit of this Island will keep your group talking for years to come.