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Top 5 Reasons to Winter on Galveston Island

Girl holding fish on hook in Galveston Texas

Summer has officially ended, but there is no shortage of great reasons to spend the fall or winter on Galveston Island! In no particular order, here are a few of our favorites:

Fishing – #1
Surf fishing, wade fishing, deep sea fishing, fishing from the dock, warm weather fishing, cool weather fishing…well, you get the idea 😉 Enjoy great fishing of every kind when you visit Galveston Island during the winter!

Birding – #2
Check out our previous post for some hints about the best birds to look for at this time of year! We love the huge Sandhill Cranes that migrate to Galveston for the winter – you can find them strolling the pastures throughout the West End. Don’t miss the Holiday with the Cranes virtual event put on the by GINTC (Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council), on Saturday, December 12, 2020.

3 Texas Sandhill Cranes Walking in Grass By The Beach.

Beaches – #3
Galveston’s 32 miles of beaches are perfect no matter the weather, but beachcombing gets even better as short winter storms move through, and seasonal currents bring new creatures up from the depths of the Gulf. Plus, the weather can be beautiful & there are fewer people sharing the sand with you during winter on Galveston Island!

Festivals – #4
‘Tis the season – festival season that is! We’ve got something for everyone happening on the island at this time of year – and the perfect excuse for a Galveston weekend getaway! Many of your seasonal favorites are still adapting to be mindful of this year’s health & safety recommendations. Be sure to check out the changes before booking your trip!
ARToberFEST — October 16 – 31, 2020 (digital)
Dickens on The Squares — December 5 & 6, 2020 (limited tickets)
Yaga’s Chili Quest & Beer Fest — January 15-16, 2021

The Grand 1894 Opera House – #5
Constructed in – you guessed it! – 1894, “The Official Opera House of Texas” plays an important role in supporting the arts, with award-winning dramas, Broadway musicals, internationally-acclaimed musicians & the Serious Fun Children’s Series gracing the stage every season!

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Need more ideas (aka excuses) for getting away to Galveston this winter? Check out our full local events calendar and follow us on Facebook! Want to be the first to hear about our winter rental specials? Sign up for our emails!

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