Is Galveston Good for Homeschool Field Trips?

Yes! Galveston Island is the perfect place for homeschool field trips, with an abundance of historical sites, museums, tours, and free special events that homeschooling parents and families will love.

Sand `N Sea knows how difficult it can be to plan a traditional family vacation, much less one where you are focused on learning and expanding the horizons of your homeschooled children. We’ve assembled an abundance of homeschool resources for Galveston, and encourage you to utilize these printables, maps & itineraries to make your trip planning a breeze!


Where to Stay in Galveston?

Galveston vacation rentals are located throughout the Island, with options for all budgets, seasons and groups. Many families prefer the quiet nature of the West End, and Sand `N Sea offers over 150+ Galveston vacation rental options. Ideal for single families or larger homeschooling groups traveling together, a vacation home lets you split the cost without sacrificing space or comfort.

Galveston beach house rentals include large living spaces, fully equipped kitchens, private bedrooms, and off-street parking. Choose from houses with pools, elevators, lofts & more, and bring your WHOLE family with our pet friendly vacation rentals.


“ Will never use anyone else. You are always there in an emergency. ”
‐ Marsha F.
“ Amazing customer service and rental properties are always clean and high quality! ”
‐ Lyda P.
“ We have used Sand `N Sea every year for the past 50 years, often renting 2 or 3 at a time in the summers. ”
‐ Patricia M.
“ It is the home selection and customer service that keeps us coming back! ”
‐ Jonathan A.
“ Only rental service I ever use when staying at the beach! Have been using Sand `N Sea since 1994! ”
‐ Kim D.
“ I have had very good experiences in the past with Sand `N Sea. The staff makes it very easy and communication is great. ”
‐ Dan M.
“ The process to rent through Sand `N Sea is about as easy as I've found anywhere and their customer service is topnotch. ”
‐ Keith W.
“ Sand `N Sea has many homes to choose from. The reservation process is easy. They text helpful information before, during and after your stay. And we trust them! ”
‐ Joy F.
“ They are local to the island and have wonderful selection of properties. The cleaning service is excellent and the rental staff is so accommodating. ”
‐ Robert C.
“ Have been a longtime customer and always impressed and satisfied with the service and available properties. ”
‐ Andrew H.

Galveston Resources and Useful Links

Ferry Road, Galveston, TX 77550

More than 8 million passengers ride the Port Aransas and Galveston-Port Bolivar ferries annually. The two routes operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, weather permitting. 

The Port Aransas route runs between two and six ferries a day and connects travelers on SH 361 a link across the Corpus Christi Channel between Aransas Pass, on the mainland, and Port Aransas, on Mustang Island. The quarter-mile route typically takes less than ten minutes, although peak summer hours may require drivers to wait longer. 

Check out the live webcam feeds of the ports and estimated wait-times at 

HISTORICAL FOUNDATION: Galveston Historical Foundation
2228 Broadway, Galveston, TX 77550

Incorporated in 1954, Galveston Historical Foundation is one of the nation's largest local preservation organizations. Over the last 50 years, the foundation has expanded its mission to encompass community redevelopment, public education, historic preservation advocacy, maritime preservation and stewardship of historic properties. 

LIBRARY: Rosenberg Library
2310 Sealy Street, Galveston, TX 77550

Public library with great children's area and activities. Check out their special program calendar online.

PORT: Port of Galveston
123 Rosenberg, Galveston, TX 77550
TOURIST & VISITOR INFO: Galveston Island Visitors Center
2328 Broadway, Galveston, TX 77550

Looking for Galveston tourism information? The Galveston Island Visitor Center is located in the carriage house of Ashton Villa, 2328 Broadway. The friendly and knowledgeable staff is there to help any guest discover the many treasures of Galveston Island. 

Hours of Operation 
Open 7 Days: 10am - 5pm