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.


“ The website was very easy to use and the pictures of the property were breathtaking. They both helped me pick out what our family needed and matched what was advertised. ”
‐ Alicia R.
“ We had previously rented and had a good experience with Sand `N Sea. So this time, I only looked at Sand `N Sea Properties for our family gathering. It is comforting to know when we will be taken care of. Once again, we made a good choice! ”
‐ Kevin S.
“ My husband and I have been renting from Sand `N Sea for many years. You are always our first choice when renting in Galveston. ”
‐ Silvia S.
“ Galveston's best, easy to see layout and understand location, and fast friendly responses. ”
‐ Theodore G.
“ I've rented with Sand `N Sea for close to 20 years and I appreciate the services and friendliness they have always provided, and they are always quick to remedy any issues that we report. I'll definitely be coming back. ”
‐ Jose B.
“ Sand `N Sea team was very helpful and responsive when I had any questions. Will definitely work with SNS again! ”
‐ Kori L.
“ Sand `N Sea is a wonderful place to rent from. Staff are respectful and they try and accommodate all of your needs! ”
‐ Benjamin L.
“ Rented with you before. Good experience ”
‐ Linda B.
“ We have previously stayed at other Pirates Beach homes with another service. It by no way compares with Sand `N Sea! ”
‐ Carol A.
“ Excellent experiences the past 4 times renting a beach house on Galveston Island ”
‐ Lynn M.

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