What are the Most Popular Activities in Galveston?
Everyone knows about the beaches, but Galveston is also a hot spot for delicious local restaurants, charming boutiques, antique stores, museums, historical architecture, thriving eco-tourism opportunities, and a wide variety of interest-based tours.
Popular attractions like Moody Gardens’ Rainforest, Aquarium & Discovery Pyramids, Schiltterbahn Galveston, and the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier are on almost every online travel guide’s “Must See” list.
History buff? Visit The Bryan Museum (located in the historic Galveston Orphans Home), 1892 Bishop’s Palace, Tallship ELISSA, or the Galveston Naval Museum at Seawolf Park. Or, take a stroll through the East End Historic District, encompassing one of the best-preserved and largest concentrations of 19th-century residential architecture in Texas, while following the self-led Tree Sculpture Tour.
Other popular local activities include putt putt golf, renting a surrey to cruise along the seawall, kayaking in theArtist Boat Coastal Heritage Preserve, biking or trail running at Galveston Island State Park, and birding throughout the Island.
Why Rent a Beach House in Galveston?
Of all the places in Texas to explore, why should you rent a beach house in Galveston? The answer is easy: It's the best of all worlds!
Panoramic Gulf views, protected bay waters teeming with fish, and miles of sandy beaches await. Any stay in Galveston also includes easy access to our wonderful downtown area
. You'll also be able to enjoy plenty of recreational activities, as well as unique local events in and around the city.
How old do you have to be to rent a beach house in Galveston?
You must be at least 25 years old to rent a beach house. Adults cannot rent properties on behalf of underage guests, and the leaseholder must be present during the entire period of occupancy.
About Our Galveston Beach Rentals
All of our rentals include:
- Open & airy living spaces
- Fully equipped kitchens
- Dining spaces perfect for family meals
- Private bedrooms
- Decks designed for sunning
- Central air conditioning
Looking for something special? Other amenities include: pet friendly rentals, pools, WiFi, hot tubs, fireplaces & elevators.
Choose Sand `N Sea for the Best Galveston Rentals
With over 185 beach houses in Galveston to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect place for your next island escape! Browse the full list or search Galveston rentals by specific location, amenity or size. Don't forget to check out our for guests page for useful Galveston resources to help with your planning!
Our team of local experts is here to help you through the whole process — from choosing the ideal home to checking out and planning your return trip! The Sand `N Sea office is open 7 days a week, and our 24/7 Property Services team is always available to help with any unexpected emergencies at your vacation home.
Questions about local amenities or need a restaurant recommendation? Just ask! We all work & play on the island and would love to help you plan a vacation to remember!