The city of Galveston is on Galveston Island two miles offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. It is fifty miles from Houston
and is the southern terminal point of Interstate Highway 45. The island is a part of the string of sand barrier islands along the coastal zone of Texas
. From your accommodations you can explore 32 miles of beaches in a relaxed atmosphere. There are abundant leisure activities, excellent medical facilities, first-rate restaurants, educational opportunities, numerous attractions and a vibrant historic downtown that offers cruising, shopping, arts and entertainment. From sunny beach fun, to sizzling nightlife, to tantalizing Gulf Coast cuisine, there's something fun for the entire family every day at the doorstep of your vacation rental.
Seaside towns have always exuded a potent allure, a chance to flee the hectic and confined spaces of city life. From your vacation rentals, explore the treasures it has to offer. The call of the sea remains as appealing as ever. Galveston has sung her siren song for generations of holiday visitors, whether day tripping from Houston, or on holiday from far away. Besides its entrancing sea, Galveston has more fun and attractions than one can fit into an entire summer. From inviting pockets of interesting shops and cafes, to towering glass pyramids and its sparkling water park, the island offers something for everyone
Other than the beach, the top destination for Galveston visitors is the 242-acre Moody Gardens
. Part theme park, part educational and rehabilitative facility, part pleasure garden, Moody Gardens is a vacation all by itself. Delve into the oceans depths at the Aquarium Pyramid®. Explore the Discovery Museum or experience the action of the IMAX® 3D, 4D or Rid film theaters. Museums abound---from the art deco Railroad Museum to the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig and Museum, to the Lone Star Flight Museum and the Texas Seaport Museum on Pier 21 featuring the Tall Ship Elissa. Cruise aboard the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat. You can even tee off at the beautiful new Moody Gardens Golf Course.
Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark
features uphill water coasters, water slides, kid’s playgrounds, whitewater rapids, wave pool, hot tubs, plus the Boogie Bahn surf ride.
Galveston has shopping for most everyone's tastes, whether you like upscale, artsy, or beach trendy. With a city this historically minded and individual in its tastes, expect to find wonderful antique and curio stores; look for treasures both downtown and on Broadway. Your accommodations will be nearby to many activities and interests.
Dining is a Galveston highpoint. The specialty is fresh-cooked, fresh caught Gulf Coast cuisine. You’ll find restaurants at the doorstep of your lodging for every mood and palate, from upscale continental, to hip fusion, to authentic Tex-Mex, to down-home barbecue.
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There is a variety of vacation rental properties to choose from throughout the Island, from condo rentals to high rises, low rises and all varieties of vacation rentals that you may be seeking.