2 days in Galveston Island Itinerary

2 days in Galveston Island Itinerary

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The Oleander City

An old colonial city and a busy cruise ship port less than an hour's drive from Houston, Galveston sits on Galveston Island and serves as a popular vacation destination for both domestic and international travelers.
On the 6th (Sat), explore the galleries of Moody Mansion, brush up on your military savvy at Galveston Naval Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Moody Gardens, and finally take in the exciting artwork at MiArt Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of Galveston Historic Seaport - Home of the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA, then get curious at Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum, then contemplate the long history of 1892 Bishop's Palace, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Seawall.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Galveston online trip itinerary planner.

Austin to Galveston is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Austin in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Galveston, with lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Galveston Island travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Gardens · Historic Sites
It's Island Time
Packed with vacation homes strung along a coastline of white sandy beaches, Galveston Island lies just 80 km (50 mi) southeast of Houston, so it attracts not only weekend revelers from the mainland, but also international tourists. At 43 km (27 mi) long and less than 5 km (3 mi) wide, the compact island is small enough to do most of your sightseeing on foot. Much of its area (with the exception of the town of Jamaica Beach) lies within the city limits of Galveston, a busy cruise ship port. If you plan to make Galveston your base on the island, visit at least one of the city's museums before heading to the beach.