Looking for Texas seaside fun within an hour of bustling Houston’s art museums, medical centers and sports teams? A Galveston vacation rental home, condo, or apartment is a smart money-saving choice. Stay near Galveston’s Strand Historic District, or choose a canal or ocean bay view vacation rental for the family. Pedal a bicycle or surrey along the beach. Or rent an umbrella and lounge chair, and just kickback and relax and scan the waves for surfers. Fish, hike, or enjoy the excellent bird watching. If you’re in the mood, rollerblade or horseback ride along the beach. View the tree sculptures. Visit the Bishop's Palace. Take a harbor tour. Tee off for a round of golf at Moody Gardens or Galveston Country Club. Then relax at your Galveston, Texas, money-saving vacation rental home.
Galveston’s money-saving vacation rentals are on a thin island strip about 50 miles south of Houston, Texas. Almost all Galveston’s vacation rental homes, condos and apartments are within 10 minutes of the Strand Historic District on this thin island strip. Galveston’s Strand Historic District is renowned for its Victorian buildings, ample shopping, eating and entertainment. The whole family will also enjoy a visit to the Galveston Island Railroad Museum. Between the Strand and the waterfront, dining choices are varied enough to please both fine palates and fussy kids.
A convenient trolley connects the Strand Historic District and the waterfront. A bevy of waterfront attractions and the Cruise Ship Terminal are just minutes away from Galveston’s money-saving vacation rental homes, condos and apartments. Waterfront attractions include the beaches, Pier 19, Pier 21, the Texas Seaport Museum, and the Tall Ship Elissa. Beach activities for the family include relaxation, horseback riding, rollerblading, surfing, and bird watching. It's your choice with a money-saving Galveston vacation rental, and it can even include an ocean or bay view.
Pier 19’s educational Ocean Star Offshore Energy Center and Museum features an offshore oil rig. The Pier 21 Theater features short films on Galveston history. Kids will enjoy learning about Jean Lafitte, the pirate who made Galveston his home island. The whole family will be mesmerized by the short film on how Galveston survives class 5 hurricanes like the Great Storm of 1900. The films are short enough that there is plenty time to rollerblade, bicycle, run or walk along the beach and dine at a waterfront restaurant. Then head back to the comfort of your money-saving Galveston vacation rental home, or enjoy the Strand's night life.