Destination guide

Explore the beachside setting in Galveston

Enjoy the area's festivals, history and museums and make a vacation rental your home during your stay 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 vacation 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 vacation 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 center:

  • 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 vacation around the weather, August, July, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 90°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Galveston

Travelers appreciate the island views and picturesque 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 center:

  • 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 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.

Where to stay near Galveston?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 2,678 house rentals near Galveston. From 1,576 Houses to 955 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Galveston is on HomeAway.

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

Whether you're travelling 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:

  • San Jacinto: 420 vacation rentals
  • Pirates Cove: 510 vacation rentals
  • Jamaica Beach: 189 vacation rentals
  • Pirates Beach: 729 vacation rentals
  • Terramar Beach: 507 vacation rentals

For other neighbourhoods, 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 travelling to Galveston?

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

  • Galveston Seawall: 2,524 home rentals
  • Grand 1894 Opera House: 2,603 home rentals
  • Texas A&M University - Galveston: 2,723 home rentals
  • Seawall Boulevard: 1,640 home rentals
  • Seawolf Park: 2,543 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Galveston listed on HomeAway 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. HomeAway has 1,576 Houses in Galveston. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Galveston include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 955 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 67 lodging choices
  • Bungalows: 67 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes 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 1,395 vacation homes with pool available in Galveston.

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