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A coastal Southern Belle

You’ll find Galveston just 45 miles from Houston, yet its Victorian mansions, Greek revival buildings and 32-miles of rugged coastline give it a charm of its own. From shrimp festivals and top-notch seafood to a lively pier, it offers a fabulous coastal escape.

Essential information for Galveston

Local time


USA flag
American English


US Dollar $
Official currency of the United States

Flight information

13h 30m
Dallas (DFW)
Indirect flight

Flight Schedule

  • Virgin Atlantic fly daily to Atlanta from Heathrow then connect onward to Dallas
are our main partner airline

Do I need a VISA?

Yes. You'll need to obtain approval no less than 72 hours prior to travel to the US via the ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) scheme.

Find out more about Travel Visas here »

Sightseeing ideas

Best explored by foot, start your day walking or jogging along the sea wall looking out on to the Gulf of Mexico. Galveston is a seafood lovers delight year-round, offering some of the most varied seafood on the Gulf of Mexico-there is even a shrimp festival in September to celebrate the fishy fare.