Best Time to Visit Texas

Galveston (50 miles south of Houston) is a major beach-travel reference in the South Texas coast. Galveston is an important cruising port but it also offers its own travel attractions: beaches, water parks, museums...

Best time to visit & travel to Galveston
When not to go to Galveston, Texas
What to visit the Galveston
Hotels and flights to Galveston, Texas

See also:
Texas state
Corpus Christi and Mustang Island 
Fort Worth
East Texas
Hill Country
Panhandle, Lubbock and Amarillo
San Antonio 
South Padre Island 
South Texas Beach Resorts
West Texas, El Paso


Galveston downtown offers historical and cultural attractions and plenty of opportunities for eating and shopping, and is close to the famous Cruise Ship Termina, from which cruise ships of Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity and the Princess Cruise Lines take passengers to Mexico, the Caribbean and other travel destinations.

Schlitterbahn Galveston, a family oriented year-round water-park, is also a local a major attraction. 

The Moody Gardens, that gave three central giant pyramids where you can find the world of the oceans (Aquarium Pyramid), of the rainforest (Rainforest Pyramid) and of science and cinema (Discovery Pyramid).

The Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig and Museum, at Pier 19, and the Seawolf Park are other popular attractions.

The southern end of the Galveston island offers open beach access and other outdoor opportunities.


Galveston weather lies between the temperate and the subtropical. Summer temperatures are persistently around the 90ºF / 32ºC.

Winters tend to be mild but not good enough for swimming nor full beach life as temperatures may drop to the 40ºF-50ºF / 4-10ºC. 

Spring and Fall are excellent periods for visits and for lower accommodation rates.


Summer and the two-week Spring Break are the most popular periods involving Galveston. If you want to avoid crowds or high hotel rates,avoid these periods.

Weekends tend also to be busy and crowded. Again, if you want inexpensive accommodation or low crowds you should avoid them.

Winter temperatures in Galveston rarely drop below the 40ºF-50ºF (5º-10ºC) but they aren't exactly the ideal for swimming and beach life. So, if you intend to enjoy beach life, also avoid winter.

For details on temperatures and data weather in the nearby Houston, see Houston Weather Table.


There are plenty of hotels in Galveston, but they are pricey in the Summer and on the weekends. 

Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport and Houston Hobby Airport are the airports serving Houston and Galveston region.




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