A site of revolutions

It really does't get any more Texan than Galveston. It's a place that's brimming with historical significance and very proudly has many stories to tell about the Texan and Mexican revolutions. It was originally founded by the newly formed Mexican congress. Later, it was used as the primary naval base by Texan revolutionaries. Later it eventually went on to become the capital of the Republic of Texas. Visitors can explore up to six historical districts. They boast some of the best preserved and historically relevant 19th century architecture in the U.S.. Museums of all kinds are also available to provide ample context and answer any questions that may have.

Immerse yourself in the aesthetics and fun attractions for the whole family

Galveston is also conveniently located within driving distance of Houston, as well as NASA Space Center. These serve as a truly enlightening opportunity to learn about the history, and the present, of space travel. All this right from where missions are actually being conducted. There also a number of theme parks within easy reach, including one of the world's largest water park resorts, Schlitterbahn. One of the most alluring aspects of Galveston is that it is really meant to be taken in on foot. There are so many lovely islandesque places to discover. It should then come as no surprise that here you'll find the country's longest continuous side walk. Ten miles long, Seawall Urban Park where families flock to year in and year out. Visitors revel in the wide array of eateries, resorts and beachfront goodness.

Other places to visit

Another park that you might like to visit is The Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier amusement park. All family members will have blast taking a ride on the roller coasters while beholding a magnificent view of the Gulf. Tourists can jump on Galveston-Port Bolivar Ferry and feel like a local to visit Bolivar Peninsula. This ferry is completely free enabling you to come back and enjoy your visit at your own pace. If you want to feel what the shore has to offer, you van have a taste of seafaring navigation visiting the Elissa. It's a famous sailing vessel dating from the late 19th century which is now a National Historic Landmark.

Take a cruise out of Galveston Texas

It's such a great departure point that many Galveston cruise itineraries consist of cruises 6-9 days' duration. That's plenty of time of lovely cruising to acquaint travelers with the majesty that the Gulf of Mexico is just waiting to be admired. Cruises from Galveston take visitors to such paradisiac destinations as Mexico's Cozumel, Belize City and Nassau, the Bahamas and the Caribbean. Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Disney lines offer some of the finest vessels around which ensure a lively atmosphere. These include the Carnival Breeze, the Carnival Freedom, the Liberty of Seas and the Disney Wonder. You can really live it up and feel as though you are traveling in your own floating village. Feel free to relax while on vacation, but if you're ansy for some real fun, cruises out of Galveston have you covered.

Sailing that will call on Galveston

602 –°ruises
5 Night Western Caribbean Cruise
Details

Cruise line and ship

Enchantment of the Seas

Port

Galveston

Date

Nov 01, 2019

Interior

$292

Oceanview

$364

Balcony

$948

Suite

$998

Rating

3.9

5 Night Western Caribbean Cruise
Details

Cruise line and ship

Enchantment of the Seas

Port

Galveston

Date

Nov 15, 2019

Interior

$292

Oceanview

$373

Balcony

$903

Suite

$962

Rating

3.9

5 Night Western Caribbean Cruise
Details

Cruise line and ship

Enchantment of the Seas

Port

Galveston

Date

Nov 06, 2019

Interior

$301

Oceanview

$359

Balcony

$1085

Suite

$962

Rating

3.9

7 Night Western Caribbean Cruise
Details

Cruise line and ship

Liberty of the Seas

Port

Galveston

Date

Nov 03, 2019

Interior

$456

Oceanview

$505

Balcony

$690

Suite

-

Rating

4.0

5 Night Western Caribbean Cruise
Details

Cruise line and ship

Enchantment of the Seas

Port

Galveston

Date

Oct 23, 2019

Interior

$329

Oceanview

$419

Balcony

$651

Suite

$995

Rating

3.9

5 Night Western Caribbean Cruise
Details

Cruise line and ship

Carnival Dream

Port

Galveston

Date

Jan 20, 2020

Interior

$294

Oceanview

$444

Balcony

$494

Suite

$789

Rating

3.8

7 Night Western Caribbean Cruise
Details

Cruise line and ship

Liberty of the Seas

Port

Galveston

Date

Dec 15, 2019

Interior

$469

Oceanview

$599

Balcony

$844

Suite

$1556

Rating

4.0

5 Night Western Caribbean Cruise
Details

Cruise line and ship

Enchantment of the Seas

Port

Galveston

Date

Dec 04, 2019

Interior

$328

Oceanview

$400

Balcony

$689

Suite

$995

Rating

3.9

5 Night Western Caribbean Cruise
Details

Cruise line and ship

Enchantment of the Seas

Port

Galveston

Date

Oct 04, 2019

Interior

$319

Oceanview

$364

Balcony

$935

Suite

$1048

Rating

3.9

5 Night Western Caribbean Cruise
Details

Cruise line and ship

Enchantment of the Seas

Port

Galveston

Date

Oct 09, 2019

Interior

$319

Oceanview

$373

Balcony

$749

Suite

$1077

Rating

3.9

Things you can do in Galveston