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Convention Support

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Galveston, Texas is home to numerous conferences, conventions and specialty events due in part to its beautiful coastal surroundings and beachfront access. Following a lengthy day in a hotel ballroom setting, your guests will be ready to get outside for fresh air and sunshine, excited to tour the island. Help your meetings standout as uniquely special and always memorable.


With limited knowledge of the area, attendees appreciate information about fun activities to do in Galveston. Here’s our recommended list:

  • Rent a surrey bike – Climb aboard a Salt Water Gift Shop surrey. This four-wheeled, covered bike is perfect for networking and getting to know your fellow conventioneers. With two-, four- and six-seat capacity, your guests will be having a ball together in no time.

  • Take an e-scooter for a spin – Renting an e-scooter brings out the giggle in people. Zipping around the beaches, shops and restaurants on a motorized two-wheel stand-up or sit-down scooter makes for an easy, fun afternoon following conference sessions.

  • Bike the island – For those needing some time to themselves, renting a comfortable two-wheeled beach cruiser is just the ticket to clear the mind.

  • Enjoy the beach – Many guests will simply want to feel the warm sand beneath their toes and the cool ocean waves surround their feet. Salt Water Gift Shop offers beach umbrellas and chairs along with towels, water toys and swim apparel to help let the stress of the day fade away.

  • Surf the waves – For attendees needing to release excess energy, grabbing a boogie board, skim board, or water float is the right solution when wanting to partake in the full beaching experience.

  • Visit the Strand – For group dinners, drinks and a bit of shopping, escort the group to Galveston’s Historic District.


At Salt Water Gift Shop, rental prices vary based on the number of guests, duration of rental and the type of land vehicle or items selected. To keep your attendees together, consider renting surrey bikes. Most convention hotels provide free transportation to and from our conveniently located shop on 1728 Seawall Boulevard, the same street as most major hotels and conference centers.


We look forward to helping make your next convention or event in Galveston fun and engaging. For more information on package deals and places to explore, email us at or call us at 409.497.2571.

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