Holidays in Galveston

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Galveston holiday information

Top holiday (Flight+Hotel) £344
Family holiday (Flight+Hotel) £310
Romantic holiday (Flight+Hotel) £412

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Galveston is a city in Texas off the Texas Gulf Coast. As it is situated within Galveston Island the destination has a number of beaches along its coastline. As a destination with a rich history Galveston also includes a variety of intriguing museums.

Galveston Holidays: Travel Essentials

The one airport in Galveston is Scholes International Airport which is limited to chartered flights. Alternative landing points for Galveston holidays are William P. Hobby Airport and GB Intercontinental Airport in Houston. As Galveston also has a cruise terminal, travellers can arrive aboard cruise ships or the Galveston Island Ferry which runs from Galveston to Port Bolivar. Galveston is six hours behind GMT, and has a subtropical climate; as such Galveston has year round sunshine and no snowfall. Visit just before or just after the summertime high season when there is more space on Galveston's beaches.

Beaches in Galveston

The East Beach in Galveston is the largest in Texas. It's a great beach for bird watching, and stages live bands as well as an annual sandcastle building event. Stewart Beach is amongst Galveston's premier beach parks which has both umbrella and chair hire, and courts for beach volleyball. The 2,013-acre Galveston Island State Park also has plenty of sand along with its coastal habitat; a variety of wildlife live here, and it is a great destination for surf fishing.

Museums & Culture on Gaveston Holidays

Beyond the beaches travellers should make a trip to Galveston's museums during their Galveston holidays. The Ocean Star Offshore Oil Rig & Museum is dedicated to the area's offshore oil and gas industry. The Texas Seaport Museum houses several historic ships such as the Elissa, next to which is the Fisherman's Wharf restaurant serving great seafood. The Seawolf Park includes the Cavalla and USS Stewart museum ships, and at the Galveston Railroad Museum with the largest collection of restored trains in the southwest.

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