Galveston Island is a historic beach town located on the Gulf of Mexico just 50 miles from Houston. The island is best known as a vacation hot spot, offering more than 30 miles of beaches, a variety of family attractions, and Texas's premier cruise port. History enthusiasts will find an abundance of cultural and historic institutions, with 14 museums and 20 art galleries, plus numerous historic homes and mansions, and several National Historic Landmarks.

Our Galveston hotel is home to popular amusements such as Moody Gardens, Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark, and the famous Strand district. Outdoor buffs will find many exciting beach activities from surfing, parasailing, water skiing, and jets skiing. Get out on the water by opting for a boat tour, fishing charter, or whale and dolphin watching charter. Guests are encouraged to stop by our friendly front desk for a little help and advice when planning their action-packed adventures.

Main Attractions

The Strand

Galveston's historic downtown district offers an intriguing selection of shops, restaurants, galleries, and museums. Take a self-guided tour of The Strand, starting at the Galveston Island Rail Museum, one of the nation’s most popular rail museums. Take some time to enjoy the wide variety of shops in the district's beautiful historic buildings. Experience the tastes of Galveston, with Greek, Italian, Mexican, and of course, fresh Gulf Coast Seafood. You’ll also find along the way, the Ocean Star Offshore Energy Center and Museum, Pier 21 Theater, and the Texas Seaport Museum, home of the Tall Ship ELISSA.

Moody® Gardens

When visiting Moody Gardens, you’ll immediately be surrounded by vivid colors and wildlife from all over the world. Experience an authentic rainforest adventure at the Rainforest and Aquarium Pyramids, where you’ll find up-close encounters with free-roaming monkeys and macaws. Immerse yourself at the MG 3G Theater and 4D Theater or learn about the mysteries of science at the Discovery Museum. Enjoy the thrill of the Ropes Course, soar over the Palm Beach Zip Line, and embark on the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat Cruise. You’ll find a little piece of paradise when visiting Moody Gardens!

Schlitterbahn® Water Park

Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Galveston is a short drive from Best Western and features some of the most exciting collection of water rides in Texas. Your family will be thrilled by the diverse assortment of thrilling water slides, wave rivers, and water coasters. The park offers free parking, free tubes, and picnic pavilions for you to enjoy a picnic lunch. Galveston is a great destination for families, friends, and large groups to play together. If you're looking for somewhere to take your family to cool down in the sweltering summer months, this is the place!