Traveling to Galveston, Texas can give you infinite options for fun family vacation because it offers the best of both worlds. The place is a Mecca for tourists in South of Texas where, inland, it is a haven for shoppers and entertainment, while the coast offers a lot of sun and endless white-sand beaches that glow in the sunset. This modern coastal paradise is famous for tourist attractions, amusement parks, festivals and special events.
At the end of the day, Galveston hotels are an inviting sanctuary to lounge around.
Popular tourist attractions
Galveston City is an exciting tropical travel destination full of historical significance, charm and surprise in every turn for the traveler and family. It is an island city that bubbles with festive resort atmosphere, attracting sun bathers and beach combers to a spectacular stretch of 32 miles (51.2 kilometers) of white-sand Gulf coast beaches.
Your family can spend the day swimming at one of Galveston’s beaches or if the weather cooperates, you can visit the Discovery Pyramid where you can learn about science or The Texas Seaport Museum if you want to learn about Galveston history.
Visit the Aquarium Pyramid, watch digital movies, paddle boat ride, indoor and outdoor swimming pool, or take a cruise on the Colonel, a 19th-century-style sternwheeler boat. Galveston is home to the latest cruising with famous cruise lines such as Carnival, Princess Cruise and Royal Carribeanare berthed at the Port of Galveston, which has become a popular place of attraction.
Moody Gardens at One Hope Boulevard is a must-see attraction and activity place for the whole family where you can find the Rainforest Pyramid with exotic wildlife and plants. It’s a place with multiple attractions, ride and amusements and a hotel of its own, Moody Gardens Hotel, all in one place, where many families were said to have totally relished their stay.
The Strand District is a historic district and major tourist attraction destination encompassing the 20th and 25th streets in downtown Galveston City, Texas. In 1976, it was declared a national district landmark consisting of around five blocks of Victorian-era buildings with restaurants, shops, antiques and souvenir stores.
Traveling with pets
If you are taking your pet with you, make sure you cover all the basics in advance. Pet-friendly hotels not only allow pets but welcome them.
While most Galveston hotels do not charge a fee or deposit for pets, some charge extra fee, set weight limit, specific pet, and number of pets allowed inside the room. Other hotels will allow unattended pets in the room and provide a private, fenced yard with the nearby vet to ensure your dog’s welfare.
Some hotels even offer special dog beds, doggie day care, and dog spa services. Always ask what amenities are available for your pet and the cost involved as many hotels charge a non-refundable deposit. Before traveling to Galveston, you must do your research about pet-friendly hotels before you book your reservations.