This Island In Texas Has Tons Of Family-Friendly Attractions In Every Season
When it comes to family-friendly destinations in Texas, it’s hard to beat Galveston. This island city is just a stone’s throw from Houston, but instead of a bustling metropolis, it’s a relaxed beach town with tons of attractions for all ages. I’ve been coming here for as long as I can remember – my hometown is about an hour away, so it’s a quick and easy day trip. For old times’ sake, my sister and I recently visited to enjoy all the activities we used to love as kids. It was the most nostalgic, fun-filled day either of us have had in a long while!
My name is Katie, and I write and edit for Only In Your State. I’m a born and bred Texan, and proudly so. From the mountains and deserts out west to the forests and wetlands of the east, the Lone Star State never ceases to amaze me. I love to just get in the car and set off on the open road – in Texas, you always end up somewhere beautiful. I’m so excited to take you along on my expeditions, so without further adieu, welcome to the Only In Your State Everyday Explorers!
Have you ever been to Galveston? If so, was it a day trip or an extended vacation? Do you agree that it’s one of the most family-friendly destinations in Texas? We’d love to hear all about your experience – what are some of your favorite attractions on the island? Tell us in the comments! Don’t forget to check out our previous article for another fun-filled trip that leads to some of the most family-friendly destinations in Texas.
To discover more incredible boots-on-the-ground adventures across America from our team of local travel experts, check out all of the articles in OnlyInYourState’s Everyday Explorers series. What destinations would you like to see featured next? Tell us where we should go on our nominations page.
Katie Lawrence is a Southeast Texas native who graduated 18th in her high school class with a GPA of 4.25. She attended college in the Houston area and changed her major twice (psychology, computer science, and finally criminal justice) before taking a leap of faith and dropping out to pursue a career in freelance writing.
Today, Katie writes for the Texas and Arizona pages of OnlyInYourState.com and has never been more passionate about a job before. Outside of work, you can likely find her curled up on the sofa with a hot cup of coffee, watching a crime TV show or scary movie.