Galveston Island Road Trip Guide

Did you know that Galveston Island is a quick road trip for about 30,000,000 people?

This proximity to such a large population has made Galveston one of the top destinations to visit along the Gulf Coast for nearly a century. Those looking to responsibly explore Galveston’s coastline will find their drive complete with stunning views along Seawall Boulevard and an impressive array of hotels, restaurants, attractions and more to choose from.

Road Trip Around Houston to Galveston Island

While many native Houstonians have frequented Galveston Island their entire lives, it's worth adding to this guide as people are moving to Houston in record numbers. Additionally, wherever you may be visiting from, there's no avoiding the nation's 4th largest city.

Notable Stops Around Houston:

*Enjoy unlimited 3-day admission on rides at the Kemah Boardwalk AND Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier with the 'Weekend Adventure Pass.'

Road Trip from Dallas to Galveston Island

Visiting from Dallas might be one of the easiest routes to Galveston. Simply hop on I-45 South and before you know it you'll be dead-ending into the Gulf of Mexico in Galveston.

Notable Stops From Dallas to Galveston:

Road Trip from Austin to Galveston Island

Traveling from Austin to the Houston area has two options. This list includes stops along both options, if you want to take Hwy 71 to I-10 or Highway 290 all the way to I-45 - the choice is yours.

Notable Stops From Austin to Galveston:

Road Trip from San Antonio to Galveston Island

Heading from Mission Trail to Mission Control and beyond to Galveston Island offers plenty of excitement. Be sure to wear loose pants on this journey.

Notable Stops From San Antonio to Galveston:


Clayton Kolavo Digital Content Strategist

Clayton oversees Galveston Island's online presence through various social media platforms, and other online outlets.