Depending on what type of atmosphere that you’re looking for, Galveston, TX has plenty of great beach spots. One place we absolutely recommended is Tipsy Turtle Bar and Grill, which provides great access to the beach. It is pretty popular on sunny beach days, so you may get a crowd, but you won’t have to go far for drinks or any beach supplies either, as there’s a beach concierge right there. Other fun beaches include Porretto Beach, Stewart Beach, and East Beach. Yet perhaps your favorite beach spot will be the one your BeachBox rental home gives you direct access to, whether that’s Jamaica Beach, Sea Isle, Pirates Beach, or another one of the quiet and relaxing locations that the whole family will love.View more
Eating and Drinking
Knowing the best spots to have a bite should be on everyone’s to-do list before coming to Galveston. Luckily, there’s plenty of delicious options, whether you’re after the seafood staples or want to try something different on your trip.
Those looking for some seafood fare should try Darlene’s Shrimp Shack and Black Pearl Oyster, both of which have absolutely tasty menu offerings. If you’re looking for a beautiful beach view, you can also head to Gaidos or Nick’s Kitchen and Beach Bar. Yet there’s more to Galveston than just shrimp and other seafood. You can visit The Spot for hamburgers and other American staples, Sky Bar Steak and Sushi for Japanese, or Mario’s Seawall Italian Ristorante to get the best pizza on the island delivered right to your BeachBox rental, just to name a few.
Fun Stuff to Do
Galveston has a lot of different ways to fill your days. The wide-ranging options mean that there really is something for everyone, from the youngest kid to your pickiest teenager. A trip to the island may include any number of activities on the itinerary but there are a few that you definitely need to consider including.
On the Strand, La King’s Confectionery is one place you just can’t miss visiting. The candy shop offers many different types of sweet treats, including ice cream scoops, with the true highlight being the fresh saltwater taffy that the kids will love to watch being made right in front of you. You can work off the extra energy of the sweets with some time at Moody Gardens, a stroll along the seawall, or a fun-filled time at the Historic Pleasure Pier. Visitors looking for a more laid-back way to spend their days outside of the beach can ride the Galveston Island Ferry, quietly fish on the 61st Street Fishing Pier, or simply sit down for a meal at one of Galveston’s many restaurants.
Galveston Vacation Beach House Rentals
Galveston, Texas is one of the oldest and most historic cities in America. It also makes for a fantastic vacation spot, less than an hour drive away from Houston. Most people that come to the island are looking to enjoy a fun-filled beach vacation, but there’s lots more in store year-round if Galveston is the destination of choice. Families can partake in an art walk, find fun at Moody Gardens, enjoy some tasty food at any of Galveston’s best restaurants, and, of course, spend some time on the sand. No matter what kind of vacation you take your family on in Galveston, everyone will be able to find something to enjoy.
Getting the Most Out of Your Stay in Galveston
There’s so much to enjoy in Galveston that it’s almost impossible to plan a bad family trip. For a truly great Galveston vacation though, you’ll want to check off the four main elements of a quality beach vacation: the beach itself, the activities that’ll keep you and the kids busy, the food and drinks, and the place you’ll stay. BeachBox has the place to stay covered with our vacation home rentals, and the rest is no problem to find on the island.
Book Your BeachBox Stay in Galveston Today
Putting all the elements of a fantastic beach vacation, from the fun activities to the good eats, together will make Galveston, TX into the perfect vacation destination for your family. Then, the only question that remains is where to stay.
You need a place that’s not too far from the fun of the sun and the sand. Why not pack your bags and head to your beach home away from home with a BeachBox vacation rental? Whether you prefer the beach or the bay, we have available beach homes all around Galveston island that are perfect for your stay.
Check out our Galveston beach home listings below.