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Recent Galveston reviews

  • Magical & Relaxing get-away

    "My wife, 3.5 yr old daughter and I stayed here for four nights in July. The sun was hot, the sky was clear, and the private beach was wonderful (not crowded; tons of space). We spent hours enjoying the entire experience and getting away from work and responsibillity. The condo was clean, very cute, and extremely comfortable for us. We used the grill, the boogie boards, chairs, and other things found in the storage unit. For four days we didn't have to go more than a mile from our house to get groceries, drinks, or dinner (Nate's was a fun local joint similar to Razzoo's meets Black Eyed Pea). Robert & Ivonne were wonderful hosts giving great advice, keeping up good communication with us, answering questions and offering a wonderful product from beginning to end. We could not be happier about the entire stay, and look forward to visiting next year! Cheers."
    Guest: MC Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 15, 2014
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  • Excellent Retreat! :)

    "I, daughter & grandson spent 3-1/2 days here at Brightside and LOVED it! Had everything we needed - nice amenities (coffee, sugar/sweetner, fluffy towels, shampoo/bodywash, etc) including a cool wagon to unload/load our car with!! Comfy beds and wonderful condo layout - master facing the beach - other 2 bedrooms in back, making privacy nice once we were were worn out from touring Galveston. Kids bedroom had bunk beds and LOTS of toys :) which thrilled grandson :) Beautiful view of beachfront from living room and veranda altho we were condo-bound due to the cold, rainy weather - of course the sun came out Sunday :) LOL, oh well... however, we stayed busy seeing Moody Gardens Ice Palace, the Lights, shopping the Strand, eating out at Fisherman's Wharf & watching the Carnival Triumph leave Galveston thru the windows there - 6 yr old grandson was in Heaven! :) This condo is lovingly furnished with comfy furniture and beds. I would definitely rent it again :) Thanks for a wonderful weekend - we had a great time!!! :)"
    Guest: Robin A. Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: January 5, 2015
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  • Nice, clean, comfortable place close to the pool and beach

    "The place was well decorated, and felt very comfortable. The balcony was large and safe for our 2 toddlers. The condo is the closest building to the beach club and pool which made getting around so easy. It is front row to the beach and there are two bridges close by to walk to the beach. It was very peaceful...minus the two toddlers and infant!!! Cheryl was great to work with. They have a locker downstairs with a few beach chairs, floats, and beach toys. We brought a collapsible wagon to carry our stuff to the beach which was helpful. If you are cooking, be prepared to bring all your spices and ingredients and maybe your favorite knife. The local grocery store was well stocked if you need anything. We had a great trip, and I would definitely recommend staying here!!!"
    Guest: leigh Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 11, 2014
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  • Despite the rain...really enjoyed!

    "Our family of 6 stayed at this house and we enjoyed it immensely! While the house itself isn't overly extravagant, it sure is in great shape, it is very family friendly and fit our four children ages 6-12 nicely! Our weather cooperated only 3 1/2 out of our 7 days, but we had a blast. We especially liked the Beach Club option that Pointe West has to offer...and we rented a golf cart for the week from Ric's and that was a BRILLIANT move...found some secret crabbing areas and took mini excursions all around the area. Our kids brought their scooters and with the ponds out back and the handle nets we brought...they had a blast exploring. Thanks for great memories and an opportunity to escape reality! (side note: our family did Moody Gardens, Pleasure Pier (get the day pass), Bishop's Palace (super cool) and USS Texas (worth the 50 minute drive to LaPorte if you haven't seen a Battleship)"
    Guest: Mom of four Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 1, 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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