Destination guide

Explore the beachside setting in Galveston

Enjoy the area's festivals, history and museums with a rental holiday home 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 holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Sightseeing in and around Galveston

Do you want to find attractions to see during your stay? Venture out of your holiday 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 centre:

  • 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)

Seasonal weather in Galveston

If you're planning a holiday around the weather, August, July, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 32°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Galveston

Travellers appreciate the island views and beautiful 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 centre:

  • 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 centre. 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.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Galveston?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,643 holiday rentals around Galveston. From 3 resorts to 1,693 holiday houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Galveston is on Stayz.

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

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Galveston:

  • Gulf Palms: 69 holiday homes
  • Sea Isle: 287 holiday homes
  • Sunny Beach: 351 holiday homes
  • Isla Del Sol: 310 holiday homes
  • Bermuda Beach: 64 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Galveston?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Galveston. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier: 1,527 holiday rentals
  • Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig and Museum: 2,458 holiday rentals
  • Galveston Country Club: 2,454 holiday rentals
  • Broadway: 2,453 holiday rentals
  • Galveston Arts Center: 2,538 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Galveston listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Resorts in Galveston?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 3 Resorts in Galveston. Our other popular types of Galveston holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 1,693 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 900 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 56 holiday houses

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Galveston?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1,345 holiday homes with pool available in Galveston. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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