Attractions and Things to Do
Galveston College is a great landmark to look for when you are searching for hotels on Galveston Island this trip. Hotels near Galveston College provide you with a great location near dining, shopping, and recreation. The college itself is less than a 15-minute drive from all kinds of recreation. Vacationers and college age students benefit from this prime location.
Galveston College is primarily a community college. The original college building was formerly an orphanage. The campus has expanded throughout the years but has still kept this historic building part of their campus. Galveston College serves 2,400 students each semester and 8,000 students annually in continued education and workforce development studies.
Stay near the college and be only a 15-minute drive from the Moody Gardens. This 242 acre amusement park has an aquarium, a zip line, and a paddlewheel boat, among its many attractions. The Aquarium Pyramid, the Rain Forest Pyramid, and the Discovery Pyramid are also within a 15-minute drive from your area as well. You can see animals in their recreated natural habitats. When you are through admiring the animals take the family to enjoy the Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Water Park, on 2026 Lockheed Road. The water park is open year round so you can enjoy the heated water rides even in imperfect weather.
The Lone Star Flight Museum is well worth your time too. This museum is home to the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame. It houses vintage aircraft and war planes, as well as one of the few remaining B-17’s.
Good hotels can be hard to find but staying at the hotels near Galveston College provides you with great options during your stay. Stay on budget with a value stay at the Travelodge Galveston, Knights Inn Galveston, and the Commodore on the Beach. You can rely on a complimentary continental breakfast, close proximity to the beach, and wireless Internet access each day of your stay in Galveston. The Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Galveston Beach Tx offers you a shuttle service to and from the airport as well as the above amenities.
If you are primarily looking to stay near the beach, Commodore on the Beach and Knights Inn Galveston are the closest accommodations. You can enjoy the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier as well as a relaxing day on the beach. The pier has amusement rides and street food around it when you need a snack.
You definitely need a rental car for this trip to Galveston Island. Walking to and from the beach will not be an inconvenience but recreation outside of the beach area requires a car. You won’t want to miss out on the Moody Gardens or the Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Water Park, if the weather is not perfect at the beach. Parking at the hotels near Galveston College is usually complimentary and street parking is reasonable when you are dining out.
When you are looking for a great dining out experience be sure and try Bubba Gump Shrimp Co, on 2501 Seawall Blvd. They are family-friendly chain restaurant serving local seafood and American style favorite dishes. They are well-known for their coconut shrimp.
The Queen’s Bar-B-Q, on 3428 Stewart Road, is also a great option when you eat out. It is close to hotels near Galveston College and is well known for its ribs, sausage and pork dishes. If you are not in the mood for BBQ, the French dip and peach cobbler are also great options.