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Vacation Rental Price Information in Galveston
This graph displays average prices of the vacation rentals and holiday apartments located in Galveston. in Galveston, prices can go up to $331 (6/29 - 7/6). Conversely, the cheapest average prices are in a week of November (11/16 - 11/23).
Rental Availability Information in Galveston
Check how busy Galveston is with our availability graph. Be careful if you plan to go to Galveston in March, as it comprises the busiest week of the next 12 months (3/7 - 3/14). Conversely, it is in August (8/17 - 8/24) that the highest percentage of rentals are available.
The Weather in Galveston
Check out the climate diagram for Galveston. July is the warmest month in Galveston with average maximum temperatures of 91°. No heat wave is expected in January, where minimum average temperatures usally hit a 51° low. The rainiest month is January while the driest month is August.
Enjoy the coastal pleasures of Texas with Galveston vacation rentals
Located on the coast of the Bay of Texas, Galveston offers an ideal coastal vacation in the Lone Star State. The town of Galveston is located on Galveston Island, on the southern edge of Texas. At one time, the town was among the largest ports in the United States. Today, this deep heritage lives on in the town’s culture, activities and districts that provide fun for the whole family during your vacation in a comfortable Galveston vacation rental.
Galveston has a fascinating history that has been well preserved throughout the years, one that is well worth exploring during your stay in the area. The town is home to six historical districts and has more than 60 buildings listed in the National Register of Historic Places, making it one of the most historically important locations of nineteenth century history in the United States.
Getting to Galveston island
The town of Galveston is located approximately 50 miles south of the major transit hub of Houston, Texas. Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport has scheduled flights to a large number of domestic and international destinations. Houston Hobby Airport is located slightly closer to Galveston Island and is served primarily by Southwest Airlines. Vacationers arriving in Houston by air have the choice of renting a car for the short drive to Galveston, or traveling to your Galveston vacation rental by shuttle service or bus. Galveston is a highly walkable town, although visitors that are traveling with kids or interested in exploring the area around Galveston are better off hiring a vehicle.
8 Fun Things to Do in Galveston During Your Visit
1. Explore The Strand
The historic town center is where Galveston's Mardi Gras celebrations take place. You'll also find Victorian buildings containing restaurants, bars and curio shops located within easy distance from your Galveston vacation rental.
2. Check Out the Silk Stocking National Historic District
Located conveniently between Broadway and Seawall Boulevard, the area is enjoyable to explore on foot and contains a large collection of homes built between the American Civil War period and World War II.
3. Walk Along Galveston's 61st Street Fishing Pier
The 61st Street Fishing Pier isn't only about fishing, although you'll find an abundance of tackle shops there. It's also a great place to take in the ocean views with a drink and a snack in hand.
4. Enjoy Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark
Family fun is guaranteed at Schlitterbahn Galveston Waterpark, where you'll find rides, slides and tubes suitable for children and adults of all ages. Get in touch with your inner child!
5. Go Wild at Moody Gardens
There are lots to see and do at the Moody Gardens theme park including aquariums, water park with slides and lazy river, high ropes course, 3D theater and indoor rainforest.
6. Discover Bishop's Palace
The Victorian mansion of Bishop's Palace opened to the public in 1963, and visitors can now enjoy the stained glass windows, intricate interior design and luxury furnishings including a solid silver fireplace.
7. Visit to the Seawall
If you want some fresh air outside of your Galveston vacation home, visiting the Seawall is a great option for biking, blading and enjoying an ice cream with a beautiful view of the Gulf of Mexico.
8. Take the Ferry to Port Bolivar
For an enjoyable ride, take the ferry between Galveston and Port Bolivar for the chance to see dolphins swimming alongside the ship and beautiful sunset and sunrise views. As a bonus, the voyage is free of charge!
Experience Galveston’s artistic and cultural scene
Galveston is a hot spot for art and culture in the southern United States. Galveston Arts Center offers a rotating exhibition of contemporary art with a particular focus on Texan artists.
The center is also the organizer of the famous Galveston ArtWalk, which takes place every sixth Saturday. The walk promotes the town’s visual art community through guided walks in the town’s historical districts, highlighting artwork in existing commercial galleries and cafés along the way. It is a unique way for visitors in Galveston to experience the heart of this vibrant community.
Another popular cultural destination to visit during your stay in your Galveston vacation home is the Bryan Museum. The museum is home to an extensive collection of historical artefacts from the island and from across Texas.
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