There is so much to see and do in Galveston that fitting everything in to your holiday schedule is one of the biggest problems you are likely to face. This is but one of the reasons why you may wish to consider holiday rental accommodation in Galveston town or on the island, allowing you full control over your activities and freeing up as much of your time as possible. Holiday rentals in Galveston are available in the form of beachfront condos, villas, or larger holiday houses, to suit all budgets, tastes and travelling party size requirements.
Family fun in Galveston
There are a great many wonderful beach areas in Galveston, in which to enjoy a whole host of fun activities, from beach volleyball, to fishing, to pleasure cruising. Equally, however, there are theme park options where attractions are likely to appeal to all age groups. The Schlitterbahn Waterpark affords thrilling water-based rides of all descriptions and is unique in that its structure is adaptable, depending upon the weather conditions. The park literally converts from outdoor to indoor to suit the season, maximising both your comfort and your enjoyment. Moody Gardens is even more varied in nature, with an aquarium to admire marine life of all types, a scientific museum and even its own beach and golf course.
What to see in Galveston
Culture lovers will find plenty of interest in Galveston. You would be well advised in this respect to visit places such as The Bishop’s Palace, the Moody Mansion Museum and the home of the Galveston Historical Foundation, Custom House, for a true and fascinating insight in to the region’s past. The Pier 21 Theatre offers a presentation with regard to the mighty hurricane which struck Galveston in 1900 and a chance to fully appreciate nature’s devastating power. It should also be remembered that the freedom of your holiday rental will allow you to get out and about on the island to explore for yourself and discounts are often to be had by booking hire bicycles a day or two in advance.
The restaurants of Galveston offer a wonderful array of foods to suit all tastes. The traditional Texan restaurant, Beachsiders, serves food native to the area amidst wonderful scenic views, while the Black Pearl restaurant specialises in local seafood. If you want to eat in places popular with the locals, you should consider El Jardin Mexican Café for a wide variety of authentic Mexican dishes, or the Italian restaurant, Gino’s Pizzeria, Pasta and Subs. If you are not too tired after your busy day and hearty meal, the nightlife in Galveston includes clubs, bars and live music venues, with places like 21 and Captain Jack’s providing a pleasing blend of late night entertainment.