Galveston, TX
Texas
By D. Gregory Perrin

Few locations in the region of the Gulf of Mexico offer more activities, enjoyment and all around splendor than Galveston, Texas. The city was incorporated in 1839 and has grown to become a vibrant tourist destination with its 32 miles of breathtaking beaches. WhatsCheaper.com encourages you to book your next vacation to Galveston.

The city can be frequented through the nearby metropolis of Houston, Texas. The two main airports are the George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and Hobby Airport (HOU). To book your plane tickets, just click here (https://www.whatscheaper.com/flight.php) to start your search. From here, travelers can rent a car and drive the 45 minutes down to Galveston. Your hotel arrangements are equally important; Galveston has some amazing hotels, and you can book your hotel today with WhatsCheaper.com by clicking this link (https://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

Galveston is known best for its port and beautiful beaches. The island of Galveston was devastated in 1900 by the United States deadliest natural disaster to date. But, over the course of the 20th century, the city rebuilt better than ever. Today, tourists can go to the Pier 21 Theatre and see the documentary about the Great Storm; it is shown daily. As a result of the storm, the city began to build the Galveston Seawall, which has grown to be 10 miles long and is 17 feet tall. WhatsCheaper.com suggests taking some time to walk to wall which was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.

From here, WhatsCheaper.com recommends stopping by East Beach to take in some sun. Travelers can relax on the beach; go for a swim, surf, body board, or a large number of other beach activities. Other great beaches are Stewart Beach or Poretto Beach.

Travelers looking for a harty nightlight should visit Galveston, Texas in February for their annual Mardi Gras Carnival held in the Uptown Entertainment District. There is live music, discounted prices at most bars, and a whole slue of activities and fun to be had by all. WhatsCheaper.com recommends making sure to see the parade with its many different colorful floats.

Galveston also has many amazing museums for vacationers to take advantage of while in the city. WhatsCheaper.com’s top selection is the Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum. This museum is open 7 days a week and offers a self guided tour where visitors can learn all about life on an offshore oil rig. There are three stories of exhibits and other displays to learn from. There is a small fee for entry but it is well worth it.

Another great option is the Texas Seaport Museum which is located at Pier 21. This museum has a number of exhibits that help tourists learn the history of Galveston as a port city. There is even a refurbished ship from 1877.

Also, other museums/attractions of interest that WhatsCheaper.com recommends making sure to see are the Moody Mansion Museum, Lone Star Flight Museum, Galveston County Historical Museum, Seawolf Park, and the Galveston Island Railroad Museum and Terminal.

And, lastly, no trip to Galveston, Texas is complete without taking a ride on the Galveston-Port Bolivar Ferry. This vessel takes cars to and from the Bolivar Peninsula. Vacationers will have a chance to see a sunken WWII vessel, the Bolivar Lighthouse, as well as big ships and tankers coming in and setting sail out of the Port of Galveston. WhatsCheaper.com recommends buying a loaf of bread to feed the seagulls which is a great time for kids. Also, make sure to watch over the edge of the vessel as you are almost surely to see some dolphins swimming along side the ferry.

Overall, Galveston, Texas is just the right vacation destination for your next trip to the Gulf of Mexico region. With so much to do, and its close proximity to other large cities, you will always have plenty to do no matter how long you will be in the region. Click on the above links to start your search for flights and hotels with WhatsCheaper.com.

MUST SEE IN Galveston, TX LIST:

  • 1. Galveston-Port Bolivar Ferry
  • 2. East Beach
  • 3. Galveston Island Railroad Museum & Terminal
  • 4. Galveston Seawall
  • 5. Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum
  • 6. Texas Seaport Museum
  • 7. Seawolf Park
  • 8. Galveston Island State Park
  • 9. Lone Star Flight Museum
  • 10. Moody Mansion Museum

Galveston, TX EVENT CALENDAR:

  • 1. Battle of Galveston Commemoration - January
  • 2. Galveston Restaurant Week - January
  • 3. Yaga's Chili Quest & Beer Fest - January
  • 4. Mardi Gras Carnival - February
  • 5. Galveston Home & Garden Show - March
  • 6. Annual Galveston Historic Homes Tour - May
  • 7. Brewmasters International Beer Festival - September
  • 8. Festival of Lights - December

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Four Points by Sheraton Galveston
2300 Seawall Boulevard, Galveston, TX
By Adam J. Mohney

Enjoy a unique Texas-size getaway in Galveston by booking your gulfshore vacation at Four Points by Sheraton Galveston on WhatsCheaper.com. Located near Moody Mansion Museum, Texas Seaport Museum, Galveston Island and popular golf and beach destinations, Four Points by Sheraton Galveston provides access to all of the area's top attractions.

Rooms include prime amenities and a variety of options to connect to home and the world. The Four Points by Sheraton Four Comfort Bed provides a comfortable place to rest, while the climate control allows guests to beat the Texas heat. Guests can unwind with the in-room LCD television and work at the provided desk. Free wireless internet access and a telephone with voicemail capabilities help keep guests connected as they enjoy their stay.

Four Points by Sheraton Galveston also provides a variety of accommodating facilities and services that make life easier on guests throughout their stay. The 24-hour business center provides faxing, printing and computing services to working travelers. The 24-hour fitness center is a wonderful place for guests to workout throughout their vacation. An outdoor pool offers relaxation and exercise opportunities, and also is a great place to cool down. Those traveling by car can utilize the hotel's self-parking facility throughout their stay, as well.

Guests of Four Points by Sheraton Galveston can also dine on-site if they choose. Oasis provides American cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner in a casual environment. Oasis Lounge offers drinks from 3 p.m. until midnight in a contemporary setting.

Enjoy access to the Gulf of Mexico, a plethora of interesting museums with a local focus and great opportunities to golf by booking your room today. Click the following link to start your vacation at Four Points by Sheraton Galveston on WhatsCheaper.com now (https://www.whatscheaper.com/hotel.php).

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Hilton Galveston Island Resort
5400 Seawall Boulevard, Galveston, TX
By Keleigh M. Quinn

The Hilton Galveston Island Resort hotel offers all of the comforts of home, but with all of the fun of a tropical paradise. This newly renovated resort is located right on the Seawall of historic Galveston Island and is just steps from beautiful beaches along the Gulf of Mexico. This hotel is perfect for business travelers, as well, since it is within walking distance of the Galveston Island Convention Center. Restaurants and exciting nightlife are abundant in the area, ensuring a wonderful trip for all kinds of travelers. Nearby you will find wonderful golf courses, including the Galveston Island Country Club golf course, deep-sea fishing trips, and the Schlitterbahn Water Park.

The hotel offers 240 guest rooms and suites to choose from. Most rooms have private balconies, and rooms located in the tower section offer stunning views of the Gulf. You can choose either two double beds or one king; suites offer separate living and sleeping areas. The rooms also feature convenient work areas and a complimentary USA Today on weekdays. Your comfort is guaranteed with the Hilton Serenity Collection™, including deluxe bedding and a superior mattress. These rooms are also furnished with color televisions complete with premium cable channels. Check-in time is at 3 p.m., and check-out is at 11 a.m.

The restaurants at this hotel are designed to keep the feeling of tropics around you at all times. Coconut's Grill is located right next to the pool and serves delicious frozen drinks and light lunches. Palm Court is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and features Gulf Coast favorites. Just a few steps away from the hotel you will find other wonderful dining options including the Rainforest Café and Landry's Seafood House.

The Hilton Galveston Island Resort hotel offers many other amenities sure to please every guest. The beautiful pool features a swim up bar. There is also a Fitness Center by Precor® and a Jacuzzi.

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