Galveston isn’t just a weekend getaway or staycation option for Houstonians, it’s home to so many. With major businesses, colleges and famous tourist attractions, Galveston is the perfect place to call home. Only an hour south of Houston, living in Galveston still keeps you close to so much, while relaxing and living that beach lifestyle with ease. In fact, there is so much to experience in Galveston, they even have their own app to keep track of it all!
The city of Galveston has so much to offer residents and visitors alike. Stretching 32 beautiful miles of sandy beaches, the island town is open year-round for recreation, which is easy to take advantage of thanks to Houston’s mild weather.
Galveston Apartments: Live a Luxury Life by the Sea
If you don’t just want to visit Galveston, but are looking for the perfect Galveston apartment to call home, look no further than Village by the Sea (VBTS). Our established Galveston community is located at 61st Street and Seawall Boulevard, giving you one of the most premium Galveston addresses available!
The quaint, idyllic, gated neighborhood of VBTS is located just half a block from the beach, so walking to the beach and living a more laid-back lifestyle is easier than ever. Our seaside apartments truly have it all, offering luxury living expertly paired with resort-style amenities and five-star customer service providing the comforts and conveniences you crave.
What to do in Galveston, Texas
On a warm day, there’s so much to do in Galveston – and we’re talking outside of the beach itself!
If you’re into waterparks or entertaining out of town guests and looking for something unique and Texas-sized, check out the world’s tallest water coaster, aptly named MASSIVE at Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark. Whether you’re looking for a family-friendly adventure or just want to act like a kid for a few hours, Schlitterbahn has something for everyone (just don’t forget sunscreen!).
Of course another favorite spot on the island is the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier amusement park, boasting 16 rides, situated right over the Gulf of Mexico. Talk about a fun day for adrenaline junkies!
Most Galveston locals are already familiar with Moody Gardens, another popular family-friendly adventure-style resort that has to be experienced to truly understand all that it offers. Golf fans can’t miss out on the links-style, par-72 golf course alongside gorgeous views of the Bay. Pro tip: tee times fill up quickly so don’t wait!
If you’re looking to spend more time outdoors, but not necessarily on the beach, spend an afternoon at Hendley Green Park. This central lawn is perfect for a picnic or relaxing outside before or after a stroll through historic downtown Galveston shops and restaurants. Grab a blanket and good book and take advantage of one of the many beautiful days on the island.
Galveston is a Diner’s Paradise
One of the best things about almost any beach or island town are the restaurants, offering some of the freshest and local foods and Galveston is certainly no exception. Here are a list of our favorite Galveston restaurants, ranging from local and under-the-radar spots, major tourist hot spots and great date night options:
If you’re looking to spend more than just a few glorious days in Galveston and are in the market for the perfect Galveston apartment, schedule a tour today by visiting us at 6424 Central City Blvd. or calling one of our expert leasing agents at 409.744.7152.