Galveston Island KOA Holiday Campground Blog



If you’re like most pet owners, you probably want to bring your furry friend along wherever you go. At KOA we want all members of the family to explore nature and enjoy a camping adventure – even the four-legged ones! Whether you’re planning on camping with your pet for the first time, or just need...

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The History of Juneteenth in Galveston


Juneteenth is a federal holiday celebrating the freedom granted to enslaved people in Confederate states two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. The holiday, celebrated on June 19, originated in Galveston, Texas. Residents of the city continue to honor the legacy of Juneteenth...

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Your Guide to Birding in Galveston, Texas


Galveston Island is one of the best places in the country for birding. The area has abundant bird species and various habitats, making the variety matchless. Here is your guide for birding in Galveston.Why Birding in Galveston Is the BestGalveston is home to various habitats, including beaches,...

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Winter Texan Camping Guide


For some, winter means snowstorms, ice and chilly temperatures. For others, it is quiet walks along the beach or in the park, mild temperatures and exciting new experiences. If the latter sounds like a group you want to be a part of, the Winter Texan lifestyle is for you. Winter Texans travel to the...

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What Are Texas Snowbirds?


Texas SnowbirdsIf you are curious about the meaning of “snowbird,” you will be surprised to find that it has nothing to do with birds and everything to do with warm destinations. Snowbirds travel south during the winter, and Texas is a popular snowbird destination due to its breathtaking beaches and...

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Dickens on the Strand


What Is Dickens on the Strand?While Charles Dickens never quite made it to Galveston, Texas, it hasn't stopped the residents of the town from appreciating his works with annual festivities for almost 50 years. To celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season, tourists and residents alike converge...

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A Guide for the Galveston Island Wine Festival | KOA Holiday


Galveston Island Wine FestivalDo you enjoy trying new wines and pairing them with different foods? The Galveston Island Wine Festival is the ultimate wine-lovers event. Stop in the heart of Galveston to visit one of the best wine festivals in Texas.What Is the Galveston Wine Festival?The Galveston...

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Top Three Local Attractions in the Galveston Area


Galveston is a beautiful city with so much history and beauty. There are also lots of places to relax and enjoy the ocean. Migratory birds travel through Galveston all year long! Galveston is the ideal location for birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts. Make sure to see what local events are going on...

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Galveston Island Local TV Channel Guide | KOA Holiday


Catching up on tv shows or want to watch some movies while enjoying some downtime at the campground? Here's our Cable/Local TV List for reference.

7 Reasons to Plan a Camping Trip Close to Home


Going away on vacation or a weekend getaway doesn’t mean you have to travel far away. Sometimes, getting away from the daily grind is enough to enter the vacation state of mind. If you don’t have the resources to travel far or just want to relax already, consider the following benefits of sticking...

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Galveston Island KOA Holiday Grand Opening!


Welcome to the Galveston Island KOA Holiday! It’s time to slip on your flip-flops and grab your sunscreen because the beach is calling. Don’t forget any of your beach necessities, a cooler stocked with food and drinks, beach vibe music, your towel, beach chairs, sunglasses, and your favorite book....

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