Destination guide

Head to the lively city of Texas Gulf Coast

Enjoy the live music and other features of Texas Gulf Coast. This city's sporting events, beaches and bird watching draw many visitors. For a bit of culture, visit Johnson Space Center - NASA, USS Lexington Museum on the Bay or Art Museum of South Texas. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Texas Gulf Coast

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Texas Gulf Coast is a great place to get out in nature. These are some of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Matagorda Bay (8 mi / 12.9 km)
  • Lighthouse Beach (12.1 mi / 19.5 km)
  • Fishing Pier Park (12.4 mi / 20 km)
  • Tilley Park (13.5 mi / 21.7 km)
  • Lake Texana State Park (25.1 mi / 40.3 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Texas Gulf Coast

Fly into Victoria, TX (VCT-Victoria Regional), the closest airport, located 34.7 mi (55.8 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Rockport, TX (RKP-Aransas County), which is 52.6 mi (84.6 km) away.

If you'd rather travel by train, make your way to Houston Station or Beaumont Station and explore the city from there. It's easy to get around Texas Gulf Coast by catching a ride on the metro at Fannin South Station, Reliant Park Station or Smith Lands Station.

Can I find a vacation rental around Texas Gulf Coast?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 10,368 vacation rentals near Texas Gulf Coast. From 4,733 Houses to 298 Cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Texas Gulf Coast for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Texas Gulf Coast?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Texas Gulf Coast. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Galveston: 2,618 vacation rentals
  • South Padre Island: 1,858 vacation rentals
  • Austin: 3,310 vacation rentals
  • Port Aransas: 2,306 vacation rentals
  • New Braunfels: 1,339 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Texas Gulf Coast! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Texas Gulf Coast?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Texas Gulf Coast:

  • Galveston: 2,618 rentals
  • South Padre Island: 1,858 rentals
  • Austin: 3,310 rentals
  • Port Aransas: 2,306 rentals
  • New Braunfels: 1,339 rentals

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

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Texas Gulf Coast?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Texas Gulf Coast are:

  • Rockport, TX (RKP-Aransas County): 1,198 vacation rentals
  • George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH): 1,199 vacation rentals
  • Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS): 2,481 vacation rentals

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Texas Gulf Coast?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Texas Gulf Coast. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Galveston Seawall: 2,423 rentals
  • Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier: 1,509 rentals
  • Kemah Boardwalk: 78 rentals
  • Galveston Island State Park: 2,358 rentals
  • Seawall Boulevard: 1,625 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Texas Gulf Coast listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Texas Gulf Coast

Galveston
2,618 vacation rentals
South Padre Island
1,858 vacation rentals
Austin
3,310 vacation rentals
Port Aransas
2,306 vacation rentals
New Braunfels
1,339 vacation rentals
Corpus Christi
2,422 vacation rentals
Houston
2,004 vacation rentals
Surfside Beach
334 vacation rentals
Rockport
779 vacation rentals
Wimberley
942 vacation rentals
San Marcos
671 vacation rentals
Port Bolivar
1,680 vacation rentals
Matagorda
114 vacation rentals
Dripping Springs
1,040 vacation rentals
Freeport
922 vacation rentals
Marble Falls
1,446 vacation rentals
Port Isabel
1,850 vacation rentals
Kemah
1,097 vacation rentals
Port O'Connor
47 vacation rentals
The Woodlands
225 vacation rentals