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Recent Galveston reviews

  • Big Blue

    "Big Blue was perfect for our family vacation. There was plenty of room, the beach & Pleasure Pier are 1 block away, and was central to all the activities, such as the 4th of July parade, the fireworks, great restaurants, the farmer's market, the piers where you can find fresh seafood to cook on the grill in the backyard, and, of course, the beach itself. I would absolutely recommend Big Blue to anyone with a large family like ours! Karen was very helpful with anything we needed."
    Guest: Karen N. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 15, 2014
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  • Destination Relaxation!

    "I took my daughter and some of her friends to Galveston for a couple of days for her 17th birthday celebration. We couldn't have picked a better condo! The girls loved the decor and the amenities at this condominium were just like the owners stated, 2nd to none! A great time enjoyed by all! Master shower is superb! Kitchen is fully stocked with all the comforts of home. The only downfall is we only had two days to enjoy this condo, wish we could have stayed longer!"
    Guest: America V Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 3, 2014
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  • pink house

    "this is my favorite place to stay. I love the house, location. very home like feel. I will continue to rent this house every time i visit. the owner always makes me welcome. there is not a better place! EXCELLENT RATING!!!!!"
    Guest: KK Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 26, 2014
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  • Relaxing Getaway!

    "What a GREAT vacation we had. The condo was lovely. Located in the center of the island right on the coast. Woke up every morning and went for a walk on the boardwalk, right outside the complex. Anywhere we drove was within 10 minutes. I could not believe how much there is to do on Galveston Island. We walked to the pier about a mile from the condo one night to see everyone fishing, took the ghost tour, went on the duck tour and drove down the coast to see the beach. We also went to the new children’s museum one day when it was raining. I highly recommend eating at The Shrimp and Stuff & The Sunflower Bakery. Both restaurants were VERY good. Tortugas (Mexican Restaurant) was ok – I would pass! Walmart is RIGHT next to the condo which was very convenient for cooking. The condo was clean and cozy and I would definitely stay here again! Thank you for a great trip!"
    Guest: Valerie Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 6, 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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