Located on the coastal southern edge of Texas, Galveston hugs the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico with exquisite temperatures and conditions for year-round sunny beach vacations for couples, families, and travelers of all ages! With 32 miles of remarkable open beaches and endless seascapes hosting spectacular Gulf views, an array of world-class restaurants, unique boutiques, and family-friendly attractions, Galveston Island just may be your perfect vacation destination – all less than an hour from the hustle and bustle of Houston!
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Great locations to choose from, such as beachfront and bayfront Gulf Coast vacation homes near premier attractions and Galveston beaches, including Galveston Island State Park, Pirates Beach, Jamaica Beach, San Luis Pass and the West End Marina.
Top 10 Attractions And Must-Do Experiences In Galveston
- Galveston beaches
- Moody Gardens
- Schlitterbahn Waterpark
- Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier
- The Grand 1894 Opera House
- Historic sites, including Bishop’s Palace, Tall Ship Elissa, and Moody Mansion, as well as the East End Historic District
- 61st Street Fishing Pier
- Ferry to Port Bolivar
- The Strand for shopping, Victorian architecture, and Galveston Island’s annual Mardi Gras celebration
- The Seawall for biking or strolling beachside, with ocean views
- Galveston has the second largest historic preservation group in the United States, and they collectively oversee 14 museums and historic homes, four historic districts, and three National Historic Landmarks on the island, including Bishop’s Palace, Tall Ship Elissa, and Moody Mansion, as well as the Strand National Historic Landmark District, East End Historic District, and more.
- Following the catastrophic effects of the Great Galveston Hurricane in 1900, the people of Galveston Island actually raised the entire island by as much as 17 feet in some places as an added buffer and defense from future storms.
- Galveston Island has more than 20 art galleries located on the Strand, Pier 21, and in the Post Office Street Entertainment District.
- Galveston was the first city in the state to have both gas and electric lights, and the location of the first installed telephone in Texas.
- Galveston Island used to be one of the most important ports – not just in Texas, but the nation as a whole.
- Galveston Island was second only to Ellis Island as an immigration station before the Civil War and into the 19th Century.