3 days in Galveston Island Itinerary

3 days in Galveston Island Itinerary

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Galveston

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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.
Galveston is known for historic sites, parks, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of The Strand, look for gifts at Murdochs, contemplate the long history of 1892 Bishop's Palace, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Galveston trip planner.

Salt Lake City to Galveston is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Salt Lake City to Galveston. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in May: high temperatures in Galveston hover around 82°F and lows are around 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Galveston

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

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.