Galveston is located approximately one hour south of Houston. Take I-45 south for approximately 50 miles. After you cross the causeway linking the mainland to Galveston, I-45 will become Broadway, and the cross streets will be numbered in decreasing order. To reach the Strand National Historic Landmark District, the site of Dickens on The Strand, turn left onto any of the streets designated 24th Street [Mitchell], 22nd Street [Kempner] or 21st Street [Moody]. (Left turns are not allowed in either direction onto 23rd Street [Tremont]). After making this turn, you will be heading in a northerly direction, toward Galveston Bay. These streets all intersect Mechanic Street at the perimeter of the festival site.
Parking, Shuttle & Trolley Service
Parking is available on many streets and lots within walking distance of the festival area.
Southwest Airline offers service to Houston Hobby or Houston Intercontinental Airports, with the convenience of Ticketless Travel. Reservations Sales Agents are available 7:00am-8:00pm Monday-Friday, or 8:30am-5:30pm Saturday and Sunday, Central Standard Time. Take advantage of Southwest Airlines everyday low fares by logging on to www.southwest.com.
You may consult the CNN weather forecast for Galveston here.
Galveston Lodging Information
You can research Galveston Island hotels and book your accommodations here.
Plan an extended stay on the island. See http://www.galvestonhistory.org/plc-map.asp for GHF’s map of places to visit, and, and for a comprehensive portal to all that Galveston has to offer, be sure to visit Galveston.com, our website host, at http://www.galveston.com.