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Destination guide

Explore the beachside setting in Galveston

Enjoy the area's festivals, history and museums with a rental holiday home in Galveston. Renowned for its beaches, island views and seaside, this city welcomes all visitors. Grand 1894 Opera House, Texas Seaport Museum and Galveston Island Railroad Museum are a few of the top cultural sights. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Galveston

Do you want to find attractions to see during your stay? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that Galveston has to offer. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Galveston Schlitterbahn Waterpark (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
  • Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Magic Carpet Golf (5.3 mi / 8.6 km)
  • Moody Gardens Golf Course (5.4 mi / 8.7 km)
  • Galveston Country Club (11.5 mi / 18.5 km)
  • Bayou Golf Club (12.8 mi / 20.7 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather in Galveston

If you're planning a holiday around the weather, August, July, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 32°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Galveston

Travellers appreciate the island views and beautiful gardens, which is just a taste of what Galveston has to offer. Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Galveston is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are a few of the area's noteworthy sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Moody Gardens (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Galveston Island State Park (12.4 mi / 20 km)
  • Porretto Beach (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Stewart Beach Park (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Seawolf Park (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Big Reef Nature Park (3.3 mi / 5.4 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Galveston

Fly into Houston, TX (EFD-Ellington Field), the closest airport, located 30.7 mi (49.4 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Houston, TX (HOU-William P. Hobby), which is 37.8 mi (60.8 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Galveston?

Yes, our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 2,652 vacation rentals near Galveston. From 1,691 houses to 911 flats & apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Galveston for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Galveston?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Galveston:

  • Sea Isle: 279 vacation rentals
  • Indian Beach: 71 vacation rentals
  • Pirates Beach West: 197 vacation rentals
  • Bermuda Beach: 66 vacation rentals
  • Pirates Cove: 530 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Galveston?

Vrbo UK offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Galveston. From Vrbo UK travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • San Jacinto: 442 vacation rentals
  • Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier: 1,530 vacation rentals
  • Silk Stocking Historic District: 191 vacation rentals
  • Lost Bayou: 1,627 vacation rentals
  • Galveston Island State Park: 2,409 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Galveston listed on Vrbo UK where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Galveston?

Yes, of course. Vrbo UK has 1,691 Houses in Galveston. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Galveston include:

  • Flats: 911 rentals available
  • Cottages: 56 rentals available
  • Villas: 11 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cabins and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Galveston?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,350 vacation rentals with pool available in Galveston. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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