Galveston Ranked As Ideal Travel Destination
The magazine lists Galveston staples Moody Gardens, the Pleasure Pier and the Strand Historic District, plus “frequent cultural events and a cornucopia of interesting hotels and eateries” as highlights for travelers.
“With its coastal setting and intriguing history, Galveston is a favorite among readers seeking a Texas beach escape,” the magazine writes.
However, 13th out of the entire state is a rather low ranking for the island considering its recent accolades. Galveston was the only Texas location on TripAdvisor’s 2013 Travelers’ Choice list of the “Top 10 Destinations on the Rise in the U.S.,” and it ranked No. 2 on USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards list of the “Best Spring Break Destinations.” On the spring break list, Galveston was second only to Cancun, Mexico, and it beat even the entire state of Hawaii.