Galveston, Texas Travel Tips
A jewel of the Gulf Coast, the city of Galveston offers island charm with mainland amenities. Come experience the town's legendary beauty, history and old-time Texas traditions by staying in vacation rentals. Galveston, TX is sure not to disappoint. Check for vacation spots listed by owner for especially great deals.
Galveston's rich tourist culture makes it a hotbed for both public and self-guided tours. Check out wildlife, nature and harbor structures while riding high on the blue crescent waves of boat tours. If you'd like to stay on land, close to your and other Galveston beach house rentals, consider taking bike, train, carriage, or walking tours that can guide you through historic centers and landmarks. You can also explore public art exhibits, and view some of the impressive tree sculptures that dot Galveston's landscape. Scare yourself up some fun by partaking in a ghost tour through the city's oldest cemeteries.
Historical Buildings and Sites
Galveston rentals by owner are impressive places to stay - almost as impressive as the many different historical buildings that the city prides itself on. Museums, opera houses, and homes dating back to the founding of the town share a part of Galveston that many overlook. Each offers a special voice in the recounting of Galveston's colorful history. Stop by The Grand 1894 Opera House, the Moody Mansion Museum, or the oldest building in town, the 1838 Michel B. Menard Home to travel back in time.
Galveston's illustrious record in various commercial industries has given it the artifacts and opportunity to found a number of museums. Once tourists step out of their modern Galveston vacation rentals by owner, they're faced with several different museum choices that can instantly educate them on the history of their favorite Southwest-centric subject. Visit the Galveston Railroad Museum, the Lone Star Flight Museum
, the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling and Rig Museum and others for visual history exhibits. If you'd like to take a piece of history home with you, don't forget to stroll through the city's art galleries and antique shops.
Stopping by Moody Gardens
can be a lovely introduction to wildlife in a controlled environment. This tourist destination educates visitors about conservation and gives them information on how to save natural resources, while using visual tools like aquariums, rain forest exhibits, and even a lush golf course. Staying in Galveston beach house rentals can make a visit to Moody Gardens easy and accessible. Moody Gardens even boasts 3D and 4D theater screens - check online listings for information about showings. During the summer, Moody Gardens hosts a water park that's great for family fun. Exciting interactive attractions like river courses and wave pools are set amidst a beautiful white sand beach for the ultimate in beautiful ambiance.
Beach house rentals in Galveston provide so much access to the city and its numerous attractions that taking a stroll along Galveston Historic Pleasure Pier is the perfect first step towards the various sites that the city has to offer.
Some of Galveston's most popular family-oriented attractions are water parks, which are the perfect complement to beach house rentals. In Galveston, a water park full of splashy fun in the sun is never too far away. All kinds of water sports can be experienced on nearby beaches, including Stewart Beach, R.A. Apfell East Beach Park, and Seawolf Park on Pelican Island. The largest of these water parks, Schlitterbahn, is sure to entertain the entire family for hours on end with its extensive variety of rides and water-related activities.