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Recent Galveston reviews

  • Great house for families

    "Stayed in this house 6/14 for 3 nights with 3 young families. The 4 bedrooms gave us plenty of space for all and the kids enjoyed having the bunk beds. Having access to the beach club was a really nice perk and we were able to spend time at the beach and pools. The drive was only 2 minutes and each family could easily come and go on their schedule. Would definitely recommend. *for guests with young toddlers would recommend bringing a gate for the top of stairs"
    Guest: shauna r. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 23, 2014
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  • Beautiful condo at Diamond Beach Resort

    "Diamond Beach Condo Resort is a wonderful escape. The property is well maintained with beautiful pools and great amenities. Our condo was beautiful.. Very comfortable. We really enjoyed our stay and would love to stay again in the future!"
    Guest: Kathy D. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 21, 2014
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  • great location

    "Rented the house for a week in September, after school started, no crowds!!! The house was really cute and mostly as described. No issues get to getting in the property or understanding the instructions for arrival or departure. Biggest complaint was for the prior renters who apparently had no consideration for people with pets. Spent the first evening cleaning the garage top deck of beer bottle caps and the small yard, bottle caps and plastic water lids. The only other issues was a non working grill as in gas connection ripped off. The house was clean an perfect for a couple or couple with teen kids. Loft was a little scary for me, but I am not young anymore!! Location was great in town, really was walking distance to beach. We would stay here again but I personally prefer the quietness of the west end of the island. Owners were easy to work with and allowed us to stay an extra day with pretty much no notice- thank you Irma"
    Guest: downtownkb Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: October 5, 2014
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  • Great Time Fishing with Family

    "This was our first time renting a home on a canal. It was great! Underwater green lights in the canal you could see fish all night. I brought my boat and moored it at the house at night. Fished West Bay in the morning and afternoon. Fish the canals at night. House was great. We enjoyed the stay. I will be doing it again in the future."
    Guest: Jody Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 14, 2014
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Galveston Travel Tips

Galveston, a Texas coastal city on an island just southeast of Houston, is an excellent vacation spot for families, history lovers and those looking for a little rest and relaxation on the beach.

Family Fun

Moody Gardens

This stronghold of education and family fun is a mainstay on any trip to Galveston. Its main attractions are three giant glass pyramids. A towering Aquarium Pyramid with exhibits related to geographic areas like the South Atlantic, which hosts a penguin encounter, and the Caribbean - home to thousands of vibrant tropical fish. Head to the Rainforest Pyramid to see funky-looking free-to-roam saki monkeys and macaws, or see special science exhibits at the Discovery Pyramid.

After you’ve soaked up plenty of knowledge, see a 4-D film at the Special FX Theater, immerse yourself in an interactive film at the Ridefilm Theater, or head outdoors to bask in the sun on the Palm Beach lazy river and water rides.

Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier

The perfectly named Pleasure Pier is Galveston’s boardwalk, complete with rides, games and excellent dining options. Fearless big kids will love the Iron Shark roller coaster and Pirate’s Plunge, tiny tots will love the carousel and everyone can take part in old-fashioned carnival games. Head to Fish Tales or Bubba Gump’s for family-friendly dining.

Galveston Island State Park

This excellent 2000-acre state park is about a 25-minute drive from the city of Galveston. Come here to enjoy the quiet, sandy white beaches. Rare birds are frequent visitors here, because the Galveston Island is a unique, undeveloped barrier island habitat, so keep your eyes peeled for interesting species as you take a walk through on the salt marsh and prairie trails in the northern part of the park.

For the History Buff

Galveston is home to many excellent historical sites, several of which are located in the famous Strand Historic District, which encompasses the area between 20th and 25th streets near the harbor.

Historic Homes

Though the inside isn’t open to the public, if you’re an architecture buff, visit the brick mansion, Ashton Villa, located at the corner of 23rd and May Streets in the historic district and built in 1859. Take a tour of the lavish, castle-like Victorian mansion, Bishop’s Palace, built of stone and steel in 1892 and located on Broadway Street. You’ll also want to consider seeing the Samuel May Williams historic house, which was built in 1839 for its namesake and is the second-oldest home in Galveston

Ships, Trains and Planes

Galveston is also abundant in military and transportation history. Visit Sea Wolf Park at the very tip of Pelican Island to see two ships with military history: the Cavalla and USS Stewart. The Cavalla is a decorated WWII submarine that serves as memorial to the USS Seawolf, which sunk during WWII. The USS Stewart also served during WWII and is one of only three destroyer escorts in the world.

For an amazing experience, visit Pier 21 to take a ride on the fully-functioning tall ship Elissa, built in 1877.

You can also visit the Galveston Railroad Museum, located in the historic district at 25th and Strand streets. Kids are bound to love this excellent museum as well. Aside from some pretty cool locomotives, it features some fun statues sitting on old train station benches for a perfect photo opportunity. The Lone Star Flight Museum, adjacent to Galveston’s Scholes International Airport, is another great option with several impressive old planes both indoors and out.

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