Where to stay around Galveston, TX?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 2,601 vacation rentals near Galveston. From 1,378 Houses to 972 Condos/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:

  • Pirates Cove: 467 vacation rentals
  • Indian Beach: 53 vacation rentals
  • Pirates Beach: 663 vacation rentals
  • Terramar Beach: 428 vacation rentals
  • Hershey Beach: 44 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Galveston?

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

  • Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier: 1,649 vacation rentals
  • Galveston Seawall: 2,297 vacation rentals
  • Fort Crockett: 2,451 vacation rentals
  • Seawall Boulevard: 1,731 vacation rentals
  • Railroad Museum: 2,408 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Galveston listed on VRBO 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 has 1,378 Houses in Galveston. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Galveston include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 972 rentals available
  • Hotels: 71 rentals available
  • Cabins: 70 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Galveston?

Yes, you can select your prefered vacation rental with pool among our 1,455 vacation rentals with pool available in Galveston. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    Galveston is Texas gold when it comes to seaside fun

    If you want sun, sand, and seaside memories, you can't beat a vacation in Galveston. This barrier island on the Texan coast is less than an hour's drive from Houston. A Galveston vacation rental gets your Texan beach adventure off to the right start. Most of the island's attractions are within walking distance. Scream to go faster on the rollercoasters on Galveston Island Pleasure Pier, hang with the sloths at Moody Gardens, or cool off in Schlitterbahn Water Park. It's where family memories are made.

    The beach at Galveston goes on and on and on...

    Galveston is the main beach resort on the Texan coast, so you can expect all the treats and trimmings of a proper seaside resort. Grab a board and go surfing, build giant sandcastles on the beach, or just spin until you're sick on the delights of the Pleasure Pier. Up early? Then head to East Beach, the local's favorite, and watch the sun rise over the Gulf of Mexico. After a busy day, wander down to Seawall Boulevard and enjoy some liquid refreshment in the many buzzy bars and restaurants.

    Galveston, a treasure chest of pleasure

    A big draw to the resort is the Galveston Island Historical Pleasure Pier. Originally built in the 1940s, folk come to ride the Iron Shark, a 100-feet tall rollercoaster, and the famous Texas Star Flyer, a giant swing which flies 230 feet over the sea. Another popular hotspot is Moody Gardens, which features an aquarium, a rainforest with monkeys and sloths, and even a man-made white sandy beach and lagoon. Next door is the Schlitterbahn Water Park, for even more dizzying rides and slides.

    Summer sizzles like a Texan steak

    Like much of Texas, things start to get a little steamy in the summer months and temperatures often top the 95 degree mark. It's also peak hurricane season. Spring or late fall are usually the best times to visit, and there's often a wider choice of Galveston vacation rentals when the sun is still shining and temperatures are in the mid-70s. It's also the annual spring bird migration, which is quite a sight! Visit in winter and you'll still see some sunshine, but it's much cooler in the evenings, so pack a jacket.

    Nature of the beach—Galveston Island State Park

    Situated 50 miles south of Houston, Galveston is a barrier island and beach resort on the Gulf Coast of Texas. Perched on the western fringes of the island, the Galveston Island State Park is a magnet for nature enthusiasts. There are various popular spots for fishing and kayaking, as well as a number of easy to moderate hiking trails. It's divided into coast prairie, beach, and wetlands. The beach area is lined with sand dunes and is great to spotting migrating birds, especially in the spring. You many even spot an armadillo, or a marsh rabbit hidden in the wilds.