Discover a selection of 2,500 vacation rentals in Galveston, TX that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and WiFi. Prices start at $195 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Galveston. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Seaside fun at Galveston vacation homes

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.

History

Historic sites near Galveston vacation homes

History buffs will love the historic sites found throughout Galveston. Vacation rentals can be found near fascinating locations like 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA at the Texas Seaport Museum, a 19th-century ship and maritime museum with exhibits on commerce, and the Galveston Railroad Museum, a historic locomotive with artifacts, model trains, and train rides. You'll also enjoy Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig and Museum, a retired rig with several floors of models and interactive displays.

Things to do

Attractions near Galveston vacation homes

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.

Activities

Things to do near Galveston vacation rentals

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.

Weather

Best time to travel to Galveston vacation rentals

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.

Natural features

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.

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 center. 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.

Good for couples

Couple's fun near Galveston vacation homes

Galveston has an array of romantic attractions to enjoy on a couple’s retreat. Vacation rentals can be found near places like Bishop’s Palace, a historic mansion with stained-glass windows, ornate wood carvings, and period furnishings, and Galveston Island State Park, a vast park with campsites, hiking trails, and bird-watching spots. You'll also enjoy the Strand Historic District, a historic area with Victorian-era buildings and unique shops.

How many vacation rentals are available around Galveston, TX?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 2,648 vacation rentals around Galveston. From 1,691 house rentals to 907 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

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: 285 vacation rentals
  • San Jacinto: 438 vacation rentals
  • Pirates Beach: 691 vacation rentals
  • Bermuda Beach: 64 vacation rentals
  • Palm Beach: 677 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 Seawall: 2,523 vacation rentals
  • Galveston Fishing Pier: 2,591 vacation rentals
  • Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier: 1,526 vacation rentals
  • Galveston Island State Park: 2,399 vacation rentals
  • Galveston Schlitterbahn Waterpark: 2,680 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 1,691 Houses in Galveston. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Galveston include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 907 rentals available
  • Cottages: 56 rentals available
  • Cabins: 56 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 preferred vacation rental with pool among our 1,353 vacation rentals with pool available in Galveston. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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