What are you doing the week of Aug. 23-31? I don’t know either. But if I had $2,400 and 11 friends, relatives or nice neighbors, I’d take a trip to the Texas dream house above.
Galveston vacation rentals are behemoth homes equipped for the largest of broods. Multiple bedrooms, living areas, game rooms, several pull-out sofas, decks on several levels and roomy carports are commonplace to keep the peace, guests spread out and with access to the stunning sunsets along the Gulf Coast.
And while Galveston may be a popular cruise port, I like the idea of being docked in a spacious vacation home over cramped cruiseline quarters any day. What if you fell out with your neighbors? At least you can escape. As big as they are, ships can be confining.
While in Galveston, there’s lots to share with your family, from The Strand downtown to fishing to Schlitterbahn Water Park to Restaurant Row. Visit the Texas Seaport Museum, where you’ll ooh and aah at the 1877 tall ship Elissa and other historic ships.
The boats will make you marvel at the picturesque, waterfront setting, but I’ll bet at the end of the adventure you’ll be happy to be on dry land with thoughts of grilling steak and shrimp on the deck of your vacation home never far behind.
And if you’re really a boat lover, you’ll bring your own down to Galveston. There’s a private boat dock and fish cleaning station at your back door.
Valerie Moloney is your resident blogger and the Expansion Markets Editor for Citysearch.com, who oddly enough, feels panicked when asked, "What's the best place to eat in Chicago?" or her favorite, "It's my birthday. Where should we go with a party of six?" No stranger to travel--and traveling with kids--she is a young mom who ODs on the Internet when it comes to planning family trips or buying clothes. Here's hoping she finds you the vacation you deserve.