the island's museums, which tell the story of how railroads and a port transformed the city. You can also take a look at more modern historic by viewing vintage warplanes and a WWII submarine at Seawolf Park.
Much More than just History
The Galveston Island Historic Pier is the perfect place to make memories, with its roller coasters, Ferris Wheel, cotton candy stands, and carnival games sure to delight you during afternoons spent at Seawall Blvd. Moody Gardens' pyramid-shaped observatories will give you an eye-catching glimpse of rainforest flora and fauna, as well as some of the marine life native to the Gulf of Mexico. And if you need to cool down and give the kids something fun to do on a hot summer's day, the action-packed Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark has thrilling water rides and a massive indoor waterpark.
With a Galveston timeshare, you'll also be able to spend sun-soaked hours at the beach and out on the water, perhaps taking a cruise out onto the Gulf. The sparkling Gulf of Mexico surrounds the island, providing plenty of places to stretch out and catch some sunshine. Restaurants, bars, and clubs also line the beaches, providing vacationers with a dream come true of places to spend an evening singing, dancing, and having fun with friends and loved ones. Throughout the year, special festivals ranging from the beloved Marti Gras Parade to a wintertime Festival of Lights provide unique opportunities to see the city in a whole new way.
Summer is Peak Season
Summer holidays in Galveston have been a mainstay of this city since the 19th century. It remains at its most popular during the summer vacation months starting on Memorial Day and running through Labor Day, with plenty of beach-themed events and activities, hot afternoons at the waterpark, and a bustling nightlife. Vacation traffic tends to slow down during the spring and fall months, except for Spring Break trips during March, when college students and young adults flock to the island. Many people also enjoy coming to Galveston in the fall months just before everything slows down, as the lines are shorter for popular attractions and the crisp fall weather is ideal for spending time outside.
The winter is the slowest season to visit Galveston. Chilly weather during the morning and evenings keep people from spending too much time outside, and many of the beaches and open-air attractions close for the winter. However, if you want a good deal and enjoy some of Galveston's indoor attractions, such as the museums, historic neighborhoods, and performances, then the slower winter months are often the time to catch great deals on your Galveston vacation.