Looking for a winter vacation full of fun? Look no further than the big island of Galveston, TX. This island getaway is easy to get to and full of attractions to rid you of the winter blues.
Fly into Houston then take the shuttle from Hobby Airport to Galveston to see the attractions. Travel between Galveston and Port Bolivar on a free ferry. The Bolivar Ferry is famous throughout Texas giving visitors a 20-minute ride along with other tourists. Graceful dolphins entertain riders along the way. When not dolphin watching, you can view the entertainments of the historic districts and beaches gliding past the ferry.
Galveston is home to many museums. The island is home to a variety of affordable options to spark the interests of just about anyone. Learn about legendary pirates or the bustle and history of railroads. As a seaport town, the island is home to the Texas Seaport Museum, Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig and Museum and the Pier 21 Theater. Free options include the Rosenberg Library Museum.
Galveston Island State Park offers tourists a host of outdoor activities for only $5 in parking. Go kayaking or learn how to fish. The park boasts bird walks and nature field trips. The park is a great place to take the family. The state offers its activities free to everyone who pays the entrance fee.
As an island, you can stroll the beaches. Even in winter, the ocean waves continue to lap along the shore. The temps are warmer than many other beaches with views of the gulf for endless miles. Walk along the longest sidewalk in the US right next to the beach when you stroll on the Seawall Boulevard. Take a run, ride a bike or play some beach volleyball to get some fun exercise into your vacation.