Sunset Fishing


The island has hooked vacationers, who named the historic seaport city one of the top 10 best places for a summer weekend escape in a USA Today listing.

Jennifer Reynolds

Something about Galveston lately is striking the right chord with tourists.

The island in recent months has landed on several "best lists."

The most recent round of love comes from USA Today readers, whose votes pushed Galveston to No. 6 in that publication's online "10 Best Summer Weekend Escapes" listing.

Here’s an excerpt of what USA Today had to say, calling Galveston Island:

 “ . . . a place of wide beaches, pleasure piers, Victorian architecture, seafood and kitschy seashore shopping. Families getting away for the weekend will find kid-friendly offerings, like Moody Gardens, Schlitterbahn water park and the Galveston Railroad Museum, while couples can stroll the romantic and historic Strand. With 32 miles of beaches and accommodations for every budget, Galveston's a great escape for all variety of travelers.”

To view the entire ranking, click here.

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