Eating at Galveston Beach restaurants and souvenir shopping in Galveston are popular activities, and now you have another fund activity to do, the Galveston Craft Show and the Corvette Chevy Expo on March 18 & 19, 2023.
But if you’re not from the area, it can be hard to find your way to these destinations from Houston. But fear not! Just follow these driving directions from Houston to Galveston, and you’ll be able to get there quickly and enjoy yourself at the Galveston Art and Craft Show on the beautiful beaches of Galveston Island Texas!
How far from Houston to Galveston
The distance from Houston TX to Galveston is 47 miles. The road driving distance is 53 miles to downtown Houston. The distance from Houston TX to Galveston is measured from downtown Houston.
Note: Galveston has two convention centers. The Galveston Island Convention Center is right on Seawall Blvd. This is NOT the Moody Gardens Convention Center.
Driving from Houston to Galveston (Downtown)
From downtown Houston, Texas take Interstate 45 South to Galveston. Take the 61st Street exit and turn right (south). Stay on 61st Street to Seawall Boulevard. Turn left (east) at Seawall Boulevard. The Galveston Island Convention Center is located at 56th Street and Seawall Boulevard on the left (north) side.
Directions to Galveston Texas From Hobby Airport
The travel time from Houston Hobby airport is about 50 minutes (depending on traffic of course). It is a short distance from Houston TX to Galveston from William P Hobby Airport. Just take Lockheed Ave, and go North for 0.2 miles. Turn left on Convair St and go West for 200 feet. Turn right on Telephone Rd, TX-35, and go North for 0.3 miles. Turn right on Airport Blvd and go East for 2.4 miles. Turn right on Gulf Fwy and go Southeast for 0.6 miles. Continue on ramp at sign reading “I-45 S” and go Southeast for 0.3 miles. Continue on I-45 and go Southeast for 35 miles to Galveston Island. Once on the island, exit 61 Street and turn right for 1.7 miles, left on Seawall Boulevard for .03 miles – Convention Center on left.
Driving to Galveston From George Bush Intercontinental Airport
For those of you who are flying to the United States from other countries, you will most likely be using George Bush Intercontinental Airport. This is on the north side of Houston. In planning your road trip beginning at George Bush Intercontinental Airport get on Terminal Rd S and go East for 0.6 miles. Bear left and go Southeast for 300 feet. Turn left on Greens Rd and go East for 2.4 miles. Turn right on Eastex Fwy, US-59, US-59 N, and go South for 0.6 miles. Bear left on the ramp and go South for 1000 feet. Continue on Eastex Fwy, US-59, and go South for 14 miles. Bear right on the ramp at the sign reading “I-45 to Galveston / Dallas” and go South for 0.6 miles. Continue on I-45 and go Southeast for 45 miles to Galveston Island. Once on the island, exit 61 Street and turn right for 1.7 miles, left on Seawall Blvd for .03 miles – Convention Center on left.
For customized directions to the Galveston Island Convention Center, click HERE.
Where to Park at Galveston TX
The best place to park while attending the Galveston Craft Show and Corvette Chevy Expo is the Free parking garage at the Galveston Island Convention Center. A two-story parking garage is located directly below the building with over 700 parking spaces. There are two entrances–one, on 57th street, and another one, in the Hilton parking lot.
Where to stay?
We have a hotel special at the Clarion Pointe Galveston Seawall, Galveston Texas and it is right near the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier.
So as you plan your trip to Galveston we hope you will share this information with your friends. Here is a link to our website https://galvestoncraftshow.com/. Share with your friends and see you soon!
Here is a link to our website https://galvestoncraftshow.com/. Share with your friends and see you soon!
Galveston Craft Show, MARCH 18 and 19, 2023
The Galveston Craft Show is back! Join us for the 2023 Galveston Craft Show when it returns to the Galveston Island Convention Center on March 18 and 19. All handmade items are sold at this event including jewelry, home decor pieces, soap-making items and so much more! The top arts crafts vendors from Texas will be selling their beautiful handcrafted items at the craft show. This juried show will take place inside which means there are no worries about weather delays or missing out on all the great vendors due to bad timing! Don’t forget there is plenty of free parking available so you don’t have to worry about finding an expensive spot or being stuck in traffic trying to find a spot before the lot fills up! The Galveston Craft Show is held in conjunction with Corvette Chevy Expo. The two shows are premier events in Gaveston offering a full day of fun for the family with live entertainment throughout the weekend – all for one admission fee. Discount tickets for the Galveston Crafts Shows are available online.
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