Hotel at a Glance: Seascape Resort Condos
Seascape Resort Condos occupy a quiet stretch of Galveston Island’s western shores. They’re surrounded by palm trees, rolling sand dunes, and the Gulf of Mexico. Popular pursuits here include kayaking, golfing, parasailing, shopping, and wildlife-viewing tours.
- Moody Gardens Theme Park features a 1.5-million-gallon aquarium and a rainforest habitat with scarlet ibises, monkeys, and Amazon river otters. The park is less than 3 miles from the resort.
- One-bedroom condos have full kitchens, private balconies, and TVs. You can upgrade to a two-bedroom condo for an additional $75 per night, based on availability.
- Heated outdoor pool and two hot tubs overlooking the beach
- Guests receive a free beach chair rental per night of their reservation, based on availability, and 15% discount for future stays 11/10/15–2/28/16.
Galveston, Texas: Exotic Animals, Water Parks, and Victorian Mansions on the Gulf of Mexico
Galveston occupies a barrier island roughly a half-hour drive from Houston. Its gulf beaches are bathed in sunlight more than 200 days of the year. Though Galveston’s climate is almost tropical, penguins waddle into chilly waters at the city’s most famous attraction, Moody Gardens. Nearby, saki monkeys roam a rainforest habitat, stingrays glide through a 1.5-million-gallon aquarium, and snow falls on moviegoers’ noses in a 4D theater. Another popular attraction is Schlitterbahn Galveston Water Park, where you can zoom down water slides and sidle up to a swim-up bar all year round.
Step back in time with a visit to downtown Galveston’s Strand District. Here, classic cars and horse-drawn carriages roll down streets lined with old-fashioned street lamps and elaborate Victorian mansions. These brick behemoths now house art galleries, antique stores, and shops selling homemade ice cream and handcrafted jewelry.