How to pick the perfect vacation rental in Galveston
Galveston is one of the most popular beach destinations in Texas. Located on Galveston Island in the Gulf of Mexico, the city is perfect for any kind of traveler. Fill your days with theme parks like Pleasure Pier, beaches, outdoor activities, and culture without ever leaving the island.
Follow these tips to make sure you pick the perfect Galveston vacation rental for your travel plans.
- Where to stay if you’re going to Stewart or East Beach. Looking to spend your entire trip on the sandy beaches of Galveston? Find a vacation rental on Seawall Boulevard to get access to Stewart Beach (a family friendly spot) or East Beach (the party beach). You’ll also have access to great restaurants, like BLVD Seafood, The Spot, and Gaidos Seafood Restaurant. Plus, you’ll be right by Seawall Urban Park, which has the longest continuous sidewalk in the country. At 10.5 miles, it’s perfect for those looking for a place to run or bike.
- Where to stay for shopping in the Historic District. The Strand Historic District in downtown Galveston is the place to shop on Galveston Island. Look for a vacation rental on or near Avenue B, which is the actual “Strand.” You’ll be right in the middle of boutiques, galleries, and museums, like the Galveston Railroad Museum. This also a great area to stay in if you’re headed to Galveston for their annual Mardi Gras celebration.
- Where to stay to get your adrenaline pumping at Pleasure Pier. Right along Seawall Boulevard is Pleasure Pier, the 1,130-foot pier that’s an amusement park. There are rides for all ages, but for the adult thrill seekers, we recommend the Cyclone or the Iron Shark. To stay close to the pier, look for a rental near 25th St. and Seawall Blvd. Want more thrills? It’s only a 15-minute ride to Schlitterbahn, a huge water park that has indoor and outdoor rides for year-round visitors.
- Where to stay on the West End to get away from it all. For a little more privacy and relaxation, head to the West End of the island to get away from the hustle and bustle. Search for a vacation rental close to Galveston Island State Park. It’s a more secluded, quiet beach where you can fish, hike, mountain bike, or just lay on the sand. This area is also home to great restaurants, like Mario’s Pizza and the West End Marina that has casual and upscale dining options.
- How to choose your own Galveston vacation rental experience. You have so many choices when booking your trip to Galveston. There are beachfront bungalows for travelers who want to spend time in the sun, cottages by the pier for roller coaster fanatics, and secluded West End condos right on the water. No matter what you choose for your home base in Galveston, you’ll be close to beaches, food, and fun attractions for all ages.