Although just 50 miles south of H-town, Galveston feels like it’s a world away in spirit… and that’s not a bad thing. The relationship between the fourth largest city in the U.S. and its tiny island neighbor to the south is synergistically complementing. While Houston offers all the big-city excitement you could ask for, Galveston is home base for when you want to kick back, relax and breathe in the sea air. Ahhh… yet, getting to know Galveston is a layered experience. Its rich history and cultural heritage make it much more than a beach town.
Summer is undoubtedly beach season, and there are few places better to go for sun, sand, and surf than Galveston Island. Yet there’s far more to see and do here this summer than you’d expect, including some truly extraordinary experiences you won’t find anywhere else. From exploring a World War II submarine or soaring above Galveston in a helicopter, these adventures serve up unique ways to spice up your stay when you need a break from the beach. Keep Reading
A holiday getaway to a tropical destination may sound unconventional, but on Galveston Island, the experience is surprisingly full of tradition. Located just 50 miles south of Houston on the Gulf of Mexico, Galveston’s mix of historic charm and modern family fun have made it a regional favorite for the Christmas season.
Enjoying the cool breezes and crashing waves of the Galveston Island shore is one of those summer pastimes that makes you forget you’re even in Texas. But these days, the beach is just the beginning of what this charming little island has to offer.