FEB 2015

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w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m E D I T O R ' S HOT PICKS GALVESTON ISLAND is a family- friendly destination with plenty to do and see year round. Conveniently located just 50 miles south of Houston, this booming island town is ideal for both conventions and the unconventional, offering top-notch attractions, superb shopping and a diverse mix of restaurants. TOP PICKS: Hotel Galvez & Spa, A Wyndham Grand Hotel (409) 765-7721 "Our Pick Your Perk program gives you a 3 percent discount on your folio or an American Express Reward Card." The Tremont House, A Wyndham Grand Hotel (409) 763-0300 "Our Pick Your Perk program gives you a 3 percent discount on your folio or an American Express Reward Card." FOLLOW UP: Galveston Island CVB Galveston Island Convention Center www.galvestonislandconvention Bay Area Houston CVB Greater Houston CVB GALVESTON IN-DEPTH Visit for more about the Galveston area through our interactive Insider's Guide with maps, videos more. G A L V E S T O N F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 5 ⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ 31 Must do activities in Galveston include walking along the Gulf of Mexico, visiting the museums and gardens, shopping the boutiques on Seawall Blvd and enjoying the entertainment on the new Pleasure Pier. ‰ Family Fun – Galveston's Pleasure Pier features waterfront fun and entertainment with a family-friendly amusement park, which opened is 2012, that includes rides, midway games, a wide selection of food venues and retail shops. ‰ Sailing Stories – At the Texas Seaport Museum, attendees can learn about the history of the area as they walk the decks of the 1877 tall ship Elissa. Aboard the ship, groups can get a hands-on experience with the ship as they imagine the days when daring sailors challenged the world's oceans. ‰ Explore History – The Galveston Strand Historic District showcases Victorian architecture from the 1800s and is home to an array of art galleries and art-related retail stores, as well as several museums. Groups can get around the district on foot, by a horse and carriage ride or aboard a trolley. ‰ Explore Your Artistic Side – The Post Office Street Arts and Entertainment District is known for its antique and art galleries, and Pier 21 with daily showings of a movie of The Great Storm of 1900. n Must See Attractions

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