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

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

Spend the Fall in Galveston: Best Time to Visit and Things to Do

Though 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 weather or visit a new place, consider coming to Galveston, Texas.

Learn the best time to visit the area and what you and your family could do during the trip to make unforgettable memories.

Best Time to Visit Galveston, Texas

While summer is the most popular vacation time, other seasons provide conditions that are just as great — maybe even more so depending on your preferences. One of the best times to visit Galveston is in the fall, from October to November. This time of year lets visitors from colder climates continue enjoying the warmth without the scorching temperatures. The temperature remains moderate on the island, making autumn the opportune time to stay active or relax. Average temperatures remain around the lower 80s to lower 70s degrees.

Galveston's weather during the fall will have you longing for adventure, fun and excitement, especially with holidays approaching, like Halloween and Thanksgiving.

Fun Events and Things to Do During the Fall

Since the weather is still warm, you and your family can enjoy plenty of things while visiting and staying in Galveston.

1. Go Fishing

Fall provides one of the best times to fish in Galveston. Many fish migrate closer to shore, making fishing more accessible for anglers because they can do it off a dock or the beach.

Popular fish you can catch during the fall in Galveston include:

  • Flounder
  • Trout
  • Redfish
  • Amberjack

2. Attend Galveston Oktoberfest

Celebrate German heritage while eating delicious food, listening to entertainment and shopping from vendors when you go to Galveston Oktoberfest. The festival is free and occurs on October 27 and 28.

3. Visit ARToberFEST

Put your creativity and art appreciation caps on. The ARToberFEST is a festival you want to attend if you love all things art. Listen to live music, interact with artists and shop unique artwork, home decor and jewelry as you make your way through downtown Galveston's Cultural Arts District on October 21 or 22. 

4. Participate in WALKtoberFEST

Experience a pub crawl and poker game while participating in the 2023 WALKtoberFEST throughout downtown Galveston's Historic Districts on October 14. At each stop, you'll collect poker chips that you can use to win prizes. WALKtoberFEST is only for individuals 21 years of age and older.

5. Stop by the Galveston Greek Festival

If you want a family-friendly event to attend on October 14 and 15, consider visiting the Galveston Greek Festival. Experience authentic Greek culture, food, music and entertainment. You can also buy merchandise and souvenirs imported from Greece.

6. Take a Trip to the Haunted Mayfield Manor

Ensure you don't miss out on spooky fall activities in October by planning a trip to the Haunted Mayfield Manor, a haunted house attraction in downtown Galveston.

7. Go to Lone Star Rally

Observe attractive trucks, jeeps, motorcycles and classic cars during the shows throughout the Lone Star Rally, happening November 2-5. In addition to the bike and car shows, the rally presents over 40 live musical performances, hundreds of vendors, demo rides and a rodeo.

8. Walk Along the Beach

While it might seem like your beach days are over once fall arrives, that's not the case in Galveston. The weather is still beautiful, so you can stroll along the beach or spend the day enjoying the sun and water.

9. Watch the Sunrise or Sunset

Galveston Island offers beautiful sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico. During your time in the area, make sure to witness the vibrant, warm colors by getting up early enough to see the sunrise or staying out to watch the sunset.

10. Stay at Galveston Island KOA Holiday

Get away from the city and enjoy the peace of the beach at Galveston Island KOA Holiday. Stay in your RV at one of our RV Sites or experience the additional comfort of one of our Deluxe Cabins. Your vacation or weekend getaway will be unlike any other, with plenty of amenities and multiple events for everyone to enjoy.

Stay for a While

Are you ready to continue relaxing during the fall? Come to Galveston Island KOA Holiday during your vacation in Galveston, Texas. Our campground is the perfect resting place after all your activities. Ensure you have a comfortable place to stay during your trip by reserving your campsite with us today!

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