Holiday rentals Galveston - the playground of the South
Galveston, the one time capital of the Republic of Texas, is on an island off the south coast, not far from Houston. Galveston holiday rentals are a great idea for your next family holiday – the city has something to offer for people of all ages!
The educational centre Moody Gardens will keep both parents and children entertained, with its huge pyramid exhibitions - Aquarium Pyramid, Rainforest Pyramid, and Discovery Pyramid - and Palm Beach area. The Moody Mansion Museum is a restored 20th century house that shows the daily life of the powerful Moody family. They also host exhibitions such as the “Auto Fever” display of the Moody's vintage cars. Among Galveston's numerous museums are the Lone Star Flight Museum and the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling and Rig Museum, which is a fascinating museum housed in an ex-rig and tells you all you ever might have wanted to know about drilling. The city is also home to a pleasure pier, and numerous bars and clubs, so there's something for everyone when you rent a Galveston holiday apartment.
Galveston's sea wall, running down the Gulf of Mexico, is the longest continuous pavement in the world at an impressive 10.4 miles, and makes a scenic walk. There are many miles of beach along the south coast of the island too – just the ticket when it's around 30°C in the summer. That said, Galveston is not just a summer destination; it is also host to Texas' biggest Mardi Gras celebration. Book a Galveston holiday rental some time in the four weeks before Lent to see it for yourselves.