5 days in Galveston Island Itinerary

5 days in Galveston Island Itinerary

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Galveston

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: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Seawall, contemplate the long history of Moody Mansion, make a trip to Tree Sculptures, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Strand.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, use the Galveston trip planner.

New York City to Galveston is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from New York City to Galveston due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in January, expect Galveston to be warmer, temps between 61°F and 48°F. On the 31st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Galveston

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks

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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.