Located along the northwestern coast of the Gulf of Mexico and just over 50 miles from the heart of Houston, Texas, Galveston is Greater Houston’s favorite little slice of paradise. The resort city boasts over 30 miles of beaches, stunning 19th-century homes, and countless attractions, from the historic Pleasure Pier to Galveston Island State Park to Moody Gardens, which houses animals from all corners of the globe and promotes wildlife conservation, while offering families a long list of fun things to do. Galveston residents also enjoy a fulfilling social calendar, with annual events that include Galveston Mardi Gras, Galveston Food and Wine Festival, Juneteenth Celebration, and Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival. Not to mention, students and faculty of Texas A&M University Galveston enjoy living just minutes from this revered institution. Lead a life well-lived in Galveston.