Galveston, TX, USA

Galveston, TX, USA

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Where to stay near Galveston, TX?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 2,116 vacation rentals near Galveston. From 1,206 houses to 762 condos, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Galveston for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Galveston's golden appeal

As the one-time “Playground of the South,” Galveston is no stranger to providing great entertainment and top amenities to travelers from far and wide. When you book your Galveston vacation rental, you'll have more than just a place to stay—you'll also have an invite to a party that never stops. From sun-soaked strolls along the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier to sightseeing outings through the historic district of The Strand, not to mention spectacular celebrations like Mardi Gras and Dickens on The Strand, there’s plenty of super-sized fun to be had under the Texan sun.

The catch of the day in Galveston

Galveston is hallowed ground for the avid angler; natives are fiercely passionate about fishing and the town offers activities to suit all comers. The island’s jetties are the perfect spot to find croaker, perch, and speckled trout, while boat trips to the Gulf present the excitement of going toe-to-toe with snapper, ling, and even sharks. If you’re feeling up for the challenge, why not charter a boat and try your hand at a blue-water excursion? You’ll have the chance to encounter 100-pound white and blue marlin on these trips, before heading back to your Galveston vacation rental to serve up your haul.

Galveston's good nature

Families seeking a day out that's sure to please adults and kids alike need look no further than Moody Gardens botanical park, a non-profit educational center marked by 3 towering colored pyramids that stretch high into the Texas sky. Each building has its own unique theme, so whether you’re looking to admire penguins and stingrays in the enormous Aquarium Pyramid, explore the ecosystems of Asia, Africa, and South America in the Rainforest Pyramid, or stroll through the rotating exhibits of the Discovery Pyramid, there’ll be something to keep you thoroughly entertained.

Warming up to Galveston

The steady Texas climate keeps things relatively warm and sunny throughout the year in Galveston, so traveling in the typically cheaper winter months has definite benefits. Regular temperatures are still hovering in the mid-50s, so you’ll be able to spend some time outdoors, and you’re more likely to find a fantastic deal on a cheap Galveston vacation rental. Summer temperatures reach averages of 86°F, ideal conditions for sunbathing on the sands—making beachfront Galveston vacation rentals a tempting prospect. Whenever you choose to travel, a little advance research is key to planning your stay and making the most of your vacation.

Galveston’s golden coast

After a busy day of exploring, Galveston Island State Park is a wonderful place to find some peace and tranquility. This 2,000-acre reserve, which stretches across beach, gulf, and bay, is a stellar encapsulation of Texas’s natural beauty, and also one of the area’s best spots for bird-watching. The unspoiled barrier islands attract a diverse range of species, particularly during the spring and fall migration periods. As the sun sets over the ocean, there’s nothing better than sitting back with a loved one and admiring these majestic creatures as they soar and glide gracefully across the golden skyline toward home.