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Recent Galveston reviews

  • Excellent accommodations!

    "We just spent 3 nights at the Sea Shell Palace. We have stayed at Maravilla before and the kids always love the big pool. This unit was clean, spacious and very well stocked. The deck overlooking the pool isreally nice. Owner was responsive to questions we had. Wifi and tv's worked great. There were 2 adults and 4 children in our party - plenty of room for everyone. Had a super time and will return!"
    Guest: Stephanie Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: July 23, 2014
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  • Relaxing vacation

    "We loved this house as soon as we saw the pictures online. We have a large family and utilized every bit of space and bed but never felt too crammed. The decks are wonderful and the yard was well kept. I did think the pet fee was a tad steep but at least they were able to come (they love the water) and the downstairs room could have used a little more attention--we found a bottle of lotion in our sheets which made us believe our sheets hadn't been washed and there were cobwebs by the upper bunk bed, making out kids not want to sleep there. But overall this was a great visit and we are considering it again for next year! The drive to town wasn't bad at all and the beach access was great, too. We ate at Nate's just a few minutes away and they were very friendly and accommodating of our group of 20. The house is great!"
    Guest: Leah H. Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: June 18, 2014
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  • Family Fun Time!!

    "This condo was AWESOME! And the views were AMAZING! For the price of a hotel room, we stayed in this cute 2 bedroom condo. The deck is huge as it spans the entire 24 feet of the condo. My daughter would've slept out there if we had let her. My dog ran laps. Its big.. It was just the three of us and the dog, but there was plenty of room for several others and it not feel crowded. The extra half bath is a life saver! The kitchen is full size, not one of those hotel mini-things. I gladly cooked breakfast both days and dinner on the patio is worth the rental cost alone! The beach is literally 2 minutes away. And I mean a real beach, not a spit of sand in front of the seawall. There's nothing like a morning run with the pooch watching the sun rise with the fishermen, and a few revelers still at it from the night before... We also visited Schlitterbahn, which is also just a 5 minute drive from the condo. This place has it all and we will be back!"
    Guest: Rocky M. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: October 21, 2014
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  • Great house for a family!

    "We really enjoyed the CLEAN space in this home. 3 bedrooms, 2 FULL bathrooms, great kitchen and eating spaces. I enjoyed sitting on the deck watching the pelicans fly by. Owners were very helpful before and during our stay, replying to emails daily when necessary. Nate's West End Restaurant was convenient on Sunday night when everything else was closed by 7 p.m. My favorite "non-chain" restaurant was Jimmy's on the Pier. We would definitely recommend this house to anyone going to Galveston who do not want to be in the middle of all the main attractions. Very peaceful."
    Guest: Mel Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 15, 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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