Destination guide

Explore the beachside setting in Galveston

Enjoy the area's festivals, history and museums and make a vacation rental your home during your stay in Galveston. Renowned for its beaches, island views and seaside, this city welcomes all visitors. Grand 1894 Opera House, Texas Seaport Museum and Galveston Island Railroad Museum are a few of the top cultural sights. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Galveston

Do you want to find attractions to see during your stay? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that Galveston has to offer. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Galveston Schlitterbahn Waterpark (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
  • Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Magic Carpet Golf (5.3 mi / 8.6 km)
  • Moody Gardens Golf Course (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)
  • Galveston Country Club (11.5 mi / 18.5 km)
  • Bayou Golf Club (12.8 mi / 20.7 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather in Galveston

If you're planning a vacation around the weather, August, July, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 90°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Galveston

Travelers appreciate the island views and picturesque gardens, which is just a taste of what Galveston has to offer. Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Galveston is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Moody Gardens (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Galveston Island State Park (12.4 mi / 20 km)
  • Porretto Beach (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Stewart Beach Park (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Seawolf Park (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Big Reef Nature Park (3.3 mi / 5.4 km)
Transport

How to get to and around Galveston

Fly into Houston, TX (EFD-Ellington Field), the closest airport, located 30.7 mi (49.4 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Houston, TX (HOU-William P. Hobby), which is 37.8 mi (60.8 km) away.

Where to stay around Galveston?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,644 holiday lettings near Galveston. From 1,523 Houses to 962 Condos/Apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Galveston is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Galveston?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Galveston:

  • Sunny Beach: 414 holiday homes
  • Pelican Island: 21 holiday homes
  • Pirates Cove: 506 holiday homes
  • Indian Beach: 59 holiday homes
  • Jamaica Beach: 185 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Galveston?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Galveston. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig and Museum: 2,485 holiday lettings
  • Seawall Boulevard: 1,635 holiday lettings
  • Ashton Villa: 2,570 holiday lettings
  • Texas Seaport Museum: 2,518 holiday lettings
  • Pier 21: 2,509 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Galveston listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Galveston?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,523 Houses in Galveston. Our other popular types of Galveston holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 962 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 67 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 67 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Galveston?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1,410 holiday homes with pool available in Galveston. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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