Local Attractions Near Galveston, TX
When you are looking for reliable RV parks near Galveston, TX, visit Bay RV Park. Conveniently located in San Leon, our RV campground site is positioned near many of the hottest destinations in the Lone Star State. You will not be disappointed!
Experiencing Galveston is a fun experience for all ages. This island destination has an abundance of sites and activities. However, there are only about four campgrounds located on the island. Campgrounds and RV parks are limited because the city of Galveston does not encourage building additional facilities. But do not despair — our RV resort is only minutes away on the mainland.
Bay RV Park is one of the best RV campgrounds near Galveston, TX. For those looking for a quiet place near all the action, our RV park and its central, rural location is an excellent RV camping solution. Do yourself a favor and check out our RV park today. We’re only 20 miles away from the Historic Strand and more.
Things to Do in Galveston
The Strand Historic District in downtown Galveston is a must-see while you’re in the area. Shopping, dining, antiquing, and taking in the arts will be at the top of your list while visiting the Strand. It’s the perfect destination for those who love self-guided tours, window shopping, and discovering the best local restaurants and bars.
Be sure also to visit Moody Gardens® while you’re camping near Galveston, TX. Started in the mid-’80s with only a horse barn and riding arena, today Moody Gardens® is one of the premier educational/recreational facilities in the Southwest. Moody Gardens® is perhaps the most recognizable local attraction in the area thanks to its three huge pyramids. Choose between the Aquarium Pyramid, Rainforest Pyramid, and Discovery Pyramid — or visit all three!
Downtown Galveston has seen a revival in the past ten years, which brought dynamic growth in the variety of antique shops and galleries. You can browse through a huge selection for that perfect find to take back home. While you’re at it, visit the specialty shops and pick out something to remind you of your stay at our campgrounds near Galveston, TX. For more about the area, visit Galveston.com.
The History of Galveston
Galveston was named after the Spanish military leader Bernardo Vicente de Gálvez y Madrid. For a time during the 19th century, it was the largest city in the state and one of the largest ports in the United States, earning the nickname “Queen City of the Gulf.”
However, in 1900 a deadly hurricane devastated the island; it obliterated hundreds of buildings and killed over 6000 people. This storm still ranks as the deadliest natural disaster in United States history. An incredible engineering effort followed that still protects the town to this day. A giant seawall was constructed, and the entire town was raised 17 feet above its old elevation. In 1915 Galveston faced another monster storm and fared much better, so their efforts were rewarded.
When you’re camping near Galveston, TX, check out the Galveston Historical Foundation website. It is overflowing with information about the island and its many opportunities. The information it offers on local history, places to visit, preservation and conservation, education and events will all be helpful as you plan your trip.
Directions to Galveston from Bay RV Park
From Bay RV Park, travel west on FM 517 to State Highway 146, then south to Galveston. For more details, see below.
- From: 2322 FM-517, San Leon TX 77539
- Turn right onto FM 517
- Go left on TX-146 S
- Go approx. 10 miles
- Merge onto I-45 S
- Go approx. 5 miles to Galveston
GPS – LAT 29.48556 LON 94.94060
Contact our park to learn more about staying with us and visiting Galveston. We’re located in San Leon, Texas.