The damages caused by hurricane Ike are no more than a far away memory. The island is born again and has regained its past glory. Inhabitants can tell you, the story of Galveston has always been linked to hurricanes. First the one that struck in 1900 and then Ike in 2008. Still, tourists did not abandon that piece of land located in the Gulf of Mexico, on the contrary. This quiet island brings happiness to the families that choose to come lazing about.
Blue waters and palm trees are constant reminders you are on holiday. You may find a rental on the seafront to listen to the sounds of crashing waves at night, or downtown in a Victorian house turned guest house if you prefer. Regarding museums and outings, do not miss Moody Gardens and its three pyramids, devoted to sea life, tropical worlds and space research.