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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.

Activities

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)
Weather

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 features

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 rentals are available around Galveston?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,666 holiday lettings around Galveston. From 1,543 houses to 955 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

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 accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Galveston:

  • Sea Isle: 282 holiday homes
  • San Jacinto: 423 holiday homes
  • Indian Beach: 67 holiday homes
  • Pirates Beach West: 189 holiday homes
  • Bermuda Beach: 65 holiday homes

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

Can I rent Houses in Galveston?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 1,543 Houses in Galveston. Our other popular types of Galveston holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 955 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 59 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 20 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Galveston?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 1,422 holiday homes with pool available in Galveston. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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