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.


“ Sand `N Sea had lots of properties to choose from and they were easy to navigate. We were able to get in touch with support staff easily and they responded quickly (same day) to the requests that we had. ”
‐ Hannah S.
“ We have used Sand `N Sea several times. The service is amazing!!! ”
‐ Martha R.
“ We chose Sand `N Sea because of the choice in properties, the overall quality of the rentals, and because we felt like fees and prices were upfront. After working with Sand `N Sea, I would definitely recommend to others to use your services. We were very pleased with the ease of rental, the good communication, and the quality of the property. We had a great Galveston Island vacation! ”
‐ Jeremie K.
“ We've been renting from Sand `N Sea for over 15 years. Always a great experience. ”
‐ Sara M.
“ Best rental place on the island!!!! ”
‐ Laurinda T.
“ Beautiful house with everything you need and more! And Sand `N Sea only made it better. They were responsive, kind and flexible. Thank you!! ”
‐ Stephanie C.
“ We have been renting beach front homes from Sand `N Sea every year since 2013. As our family has grown over the years we have had to move to larger beach homes. All the homes we have stayed in have been excellent and were perfect for us at that time. ”
‐ Beverly M.
“ This was my first time doing this, Sand `N Sea answered me in a timely fashion and I did not speak to a voicemail, I was surprised I spoke to a live person and that was an A+!!!!! ”
‐ Sharon C.
“ Sand `N Sea does a good job of taking care of the guests. ”
‐ James K.
“ Sand `N Sea has always been courteous and extremely efficient. Each time I have called with questions or handling an issue with the house, they have always been very prompt at resolving. Their team is top notch!! I highly recommend Sand `N Sea. ”
‐ KT N.

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