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.
Galveston Resources and Useful Links
FERRYFerry 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 https://traffic.houstontranstar.org/ferrytimes/ferrywaittimes_travel.html
HISTORICAL FOUNDATION: Galveston Historical Foundation2228 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 Library2310 Sealy Street, Galveston, TX 77550
Public library with great children's area and activities. Check out their special program calendar online.
TOURIST & VISITOR INFO: Galveston Island Visitors Center2328 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