What to Pack for Every Season in Galveston

Prepare for your Galveston vacation like a pro.

No matter what time of year you visit Galveston, we’ve got your packing checklist covered in our list of things to bring for every season.

Galveston Weather

Galveston’s temperatures throughout the year typically range from 50 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit, meaning it’s never too hot or too cold.

Even on rainy days, there’s plenty to do and see, so come prepared and make the most of your stay on Galveston Island.

10 Things to Do on a Rainy Day in Galveston

Learn more about Galveston weather by clicking here.

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Year-Round Necessities

No matter the weather, these items are a must.

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Close-toed shoes
  • Picnic blanket
  • Cooler with plenty of snacks and water
  • Reusable bags for wet clothing and towels
  • Ziploc bags to protect phone and money
  • Small first aid kit
  • Binoculars for birdwatching and other wildlife
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Spring & Summer

As the temps warm-up and you start hitting the water, you will want to bring these extras along with you.

  • A hat
  • Umbrella
  • Swimsuit
  • Towels
  • Water shoes
  • Baby powder (to keep the sand from sticking)
  • Sand and water toys (pale and shovel, sand molds, boogieboards)
  • Goggles
  • Hairbrush and spray to deal with saltwater tangles
  • Change of clothes
A sand sculpture of a snowman on the beach in Galveston, TX.
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Fall & Winter

Galveston is still a perfect vacation spot in the colder months. Here’s what you’ll need to make your winter trip extra special.

  • Sweatshirt
  • A light coat
  • Boots for hiking and keeping your toes warm

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