Galveston Island is located on the coastline of Texas just 50 miles south of Houston. Explore the treasures it has to offer - 32 miles of beaches, relaxed atmosphere, abundant leisure activities, excellent medical facilities, first-rate restaurants, educational opportunities, numerous attractions, and a vibrant historic downtown that offers cruising, shopping, arts and entertainment. There is a variety of rental property to choose from throughout the Island, from apartments to condominiums, high rises, low rises and raised beach homes.
Galveston has the amenities of a larger city, but with tightknit, small-town friendliness. The Island has a multifaceted economic base with education, tourism, healthcare, banking, insurance and marine industries contributing to the diverse economy.
When the workday is over, pack a picnic dinner and some easy chairs and head to the beach. Temperatures are moderate, so outdoor activities are enjoyable year-round. … Read More
Winter months, when currents deposit rows of shells on the sand, are the best time to comb the beaches for seashells. With average temperatures normally ranging from lows in the 50s (10 Celsius) to highs in the 60s (18 Celsius) December through February, the weather is perfect for enjoying outdoor activities, such as fishing, boating and bird watching.
First-class museums recount the histories of almost every form of transportation – ships, planes and trains. Historic house museums, including the Bishop’s Palace, Moody Mansion and Ashton Villa, preserve the elegant life of 19th-century Galveston. Many of these museums are located in historic downtown Galveston, which has experienced a dramatic renaissance in the last four decades. The ornate Victorian buildings along The Strand have been revived and now are a center of commercial and tourist activity. Dickens on The Strand, a Victorian Christmas festival; and Mardi Gras! Galveston, attract hundreds of thousands of people with the quality of its parades and festivities.
If you get a yearning for the big city and a faster pace, Houston is just an hour drive up Interstate 45. One of the largest cities in the United States, take your pick of professional sporting events, hundreds of restaurants, theater, live music, and all that a metropolitan area has to offer.
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