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 www.meetgalveston.com.
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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
Texas Seaport Museum
Moody Gardens Golf Course
Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig Museum
1895 Moody Mansion
Historic Downtown Galveston
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.