Galveston Island KOA Holiday Campground Blog

Get reimbursed if it rains during your stay!


Give yourself peace of mind knowing you’ll be proactively reimbursed if rain [or heat] impacts your stay/experience. Through our partnership with Sensible Weather, the leading provider of weather protection in the travel and hospitality space, you can add a Weather Guarantee to your booking that...

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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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A Guide to the Galveston Strand Historic District


Are you looking for more things to do in Galveston beyond the stunning white-sand beaches? The Strand Historic District may be the perfect place to pass the time.What to Know About The StrandThe Strand historical area lies at the heart of Galveston's downtown and runs parallel to the waterfront....

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Mardi Gras Galveston


Everything is bigger in Texas, and the state's Mardi Gras celebrations are no exception. The city of Galveston, Texas, hosts the country's third-largest Mardi Gras celebration with colorful beads, fun parades and much more to make your experience truly magical. What to Know Before You GoKnowing what...

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The Best Day or Weekend Trip From Houston


Galveston Is Your Go-To Day Trip Destination From HoustonTrade in city life for some time basking in the sun on the Texas coast. Galveston is located only about an hour from Houston and holds the key to an exciting day filled with boundless potential. Discover more about the area's history, lounge...

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Galveston Food Guide


Best Food in GalvestonGalveston Island is a foodie's paradise. Experience the best Southern cuisine and many other flavors from various cultures.What Food Is Galveston Known For?Galveston is known for its locally sourced fresh shrimp, oysters, and fish. If you are not in the mood for seafood, the...

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Can You Camp on the Beach in Galveston?


The Ultimate Guide to Galveston Beach CampingImagine waking up to the sound of waves rolling onto the shore and a magical panorama of glistening water and soft blonde sand. With an impressive 32-mile stretch of pristine Gulf beaches, Galveston Island is fast becoming the go-to destination for beach...

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10 Reasons Why Fall Is the Best Time To Visit Galveston, TX


Spend the Fall in Galveston: Best Time to Visit and Things to DoThough summer is approaching its end, that doesn't mean you have to give up traveling and vacationing. Autumn is a wonderful time to take one last trip before winter festivities begin. No matter if you want to escape the oncoming cold...

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Tips for Enjoying a Solar Eclipse While Camping


For the first time in seven years, the sun will go dark in one of nature’s greatest phenomenon’s – a total solar eclipse! On Monday, April 8, 2024, the Sun, the Moon, and the Earth will align, putting the sky into epic and unforgettable temporary darkness. The eclipse will cross North America,...

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Is Galveston Island Pet-Friendly?


Dog-Friendly Galveston, TX LocationsWhen it comes to pet-friendly, Galveston Island offers an excellent vacation option. This Texas destination has plenty of beautiful spots to splash in the ocean, grab a bite and do other activities with your pet. Plan the perfect Galveston Island getaway with this...

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Best Places to Listen to Live Music in Galveston


The Galveston live music scene features a diverse array of talented performers and venues. Bands and solo artists perform genres like blues, jazz, rock, and country while you're grabbing a bite at a local restaurant and bar or enjoying the ambiance of an outdoor venue. This guide covers all...

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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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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 Galveston Birding Is the BestGalveston is home to various habitats, including beaches,...

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Galveston: One of the Best Destinations for 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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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.

A Guide for the Galveston Island Wine Festival


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 To Expect at the Wine Festival in GalvestonThe...

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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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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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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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