HOMESCHOOL FIELD TRIPS

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.

 

“ Moss Hill was perfect for my family, five adults and four children. It has a short two block walk to the beach & is furnished with all the amenities you need. I've been renting from Sand `N Sea for 8 out of the 10 years I've been renting beach houses. They are by the far the most accommodating rental agency I've used. ”
‐ Barbara C.
“ Sand and sea gives the best service of all the rentals on Galveston Island! A level above the others! ”
‐ Virginia Steele
“ We are members of the Beach Club and rent from Sand N Seas for years now. Very satisfied with the management of the beach houses you manage. We will be back! Thanks! ”
‐ Mark Sager
“ Sand n Sea is professional & responsive to their guests. ”
‐ Anne Wright, Aquarius >>
11/2021
“ I loved staying at this property. Everything was clean and organized. The house came with essentials which made a really nice vacation. ”
‐ Melissa Ramsden
“ Amazing property! Clean, comfortable, great location! The staff is so helpful. You guys contacted us to let us know that property was ready and you checked on us to make sure everything was okay. Great customer service. Much appreciated!!! ”
‐ Kelley Prewett
“ We have been loyal Sand n Sea customers for more than 40 years. We used to take our children as toddlers, and now we take our grown children and their families with teenagers now! Great company with great people! ”
‐ Janet Chenoweth
“ We have stayed in your properties for years and we have always had a great experience. The houses are clean and everything works in them and Sand n Sea always responds quickly if there is a problem. It's a great rental company. ”
‐ Thomas Machala
“ My family has used Sand N Sea for over 20 years and have been happy with the service and variety you offer for our annual vacation to the island. ”
‐ D'Ann Mason
“ We've booked with Sand n Sea so many times through the years and trust the company to offer the best rentals. ”
‐ Jennifer Watkins
“ Have rented for number of years from Sand N Sea. Excellent accommodations, needs, or problems met immediately, ease of renting, good memories ”
‐ Laura Stucker
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Galveston Resources and Useful Links

FERRY
Ferry Road, Galveston, TX 77550
409-795-2230
txdot.gov/driver/travel/ferry-schedules.html

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 https://traffic.houstontranstar.org/ferrytimes/ferrywaittimes_travel.html 

HISTORICAL FOUNDATION: Galveston Historical Foundation
2228 Broadway, Galveston, TX 77550
409-765-7834
foundation@galvestonhistory.org
galvestonhistory.org

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
409-763-8854
rosenberg-library.org/

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
409-765-9321
portofgalveston.com
TOURIST & VISITOR INFO: Galveston Island Visitors Center
2328 Broadway, Galveston, TX 77550
409-797-5144
galveston.com/visitorscenter

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