Galveston was once the largest trading center in Texas and boasts an outsized history and culture all its own. Visit The Strand, Galveston’s downtown district of museums, art galleries and great local shopping. Play a round of golf or take a tour of historic homes. Savor a meal at one of the city’s great restaurants. With seasonal attractions like Mardi Gras, Dickens on the Strand and ArtWalk, you’ll find something to entertain everyone.