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Recent Galveston reviews

  • Perfect House

    "This house if perfect for families. The heated pool, fabulous linens and proximity to the beach, you couldn't ask for a better vacation home. This is our second year in the house and cant wait to go back."
    Guest: krabel Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: March 27, 2014
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  • Beautifully restored historic home!

    "This home was so much more than we anticipated. The kitchen was well equipped. The backyard was a beautiful oasis. We really enjoyed staying in the historic district. It was an easy walk to the Strand. Plenty of room and the furnishings were lovely. By the end of the week it truly felt like home."
    Guest: Robin R. Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 19, 2014
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  • First Class! You won't be disappointed!

    "This condo is excellent and the owner (Sherry) was great! I had several conversations with Sherry prior to renting the unit. She told me that the place was even nicer than the current pictures and when I got there, I have to say it was PERFECT! Completely updated with top of the line finishes and beautifil decor. I took my wife, two daughters, and my mother in law. We had plenty of room for everyone and plenty of storage for cloths, beach stuff, etc. The unit was extremely clean and ready to enjoy! If this unit shows as booked, you should call Sherry anyway as she has another unit which is just as nice, also direct ocean front! The Casa del Mar complex was very nice and well maintained! Great pools and covered parking! Very convenient to everything Galveston has to offer and directly across the street from the beach and fishing pier! You will love it, I promise! Thanks Sherry, can't wait to come back!"
    Guest: Casey Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 20, 2014
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  • Love Hattie's Place!!!

    "This was my 2nd stay at Hattie's Place! It is a home away from home and I would recommend it to anyone!"
    Guest: Holly Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 2, 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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