The biggest test of Galveston's ability to bounce back is this week according to business people on the island.
Texas colleges and high schools are on spring break. Business owners on Galveston island say this week is often a good indicator of what business will be like for the rest of the year.
"Spring Break is always an indicator of what your season is going to be, and how your year is going to shape up said Dennis Byrd of "The Spot" Restaurant and Bar."
Byrd and other business owners on the island say this weekends cold rainy weather made business very slow. "The weekend wasn't so great. Today (Monday) was really good, a lot of tourists out on the beach, a lot of spring breakers down on the beach. They had a really good time" said Byrd.
Some residents paint a different picture. "It's not as busy because last year cars would have already been in all those spots, and more women would have been sun-bathing" said Galveston resident Paul Goss.
Everyone seems to agree that part of the problem is that many motels have never reopened after Hurricane Ike.
Of the hotel and motel rooms available hundreds are still being rented by F.E.M.A. for those who were left homeless by Ike. Business people say locals who live in the hotels are not as likely to spend money.
They also note that tourists who stay in hotels will spend money no matter what the weather is like. "If you are on the island you still have got to eat, you still go to an attraction, you still have to try to enjoy yourself" said Byrd.
"Monday has been really strong and we anticipate the rest of the week to be just as strong with the weather" said Byrd.