How to Plan Your Holiday Travel to the Bolivar Peninsula

So, you’re off work for the holidays but have no plans. It’s a perfect time (and excuse) to go on a vacation! If you’d like to spend time with your friends and family while traveling to a new spot, you should plan your holiday travel to the Bolivar Peninsula. This incredible Gulf Coast destination is the perfect combo of relaxation and fun. 

If you need help coming up with things to do during your holiday trip to Crystal Beach and the Bolivar Peninsula, make sure to unlock our complimentary Vacation Guide. You’ll be able to stay up to date with exclusive content about happenings on the Bolivar Peninsula. In the guide, you’ll find a list of all the top restaurants, outdoor recreation, museums, shopping, and events to make your vacation special. 

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Taking a Trip for the Holidays vs. Hosting at Home

If you want to branch out and do something new for the holidays, you should try to do some traveling! Not only will you eliminate the stress of bringing all your relatives into your own home and cleaning up after everyone, but you’ll also get to explore a cool destination on the Gulf Coast! 

Some perks of planning your vacation in the offseason, which are the fall and winter months, are excellent rates and uncrowded beaches and attractions. Plus, the best gift of all for your loved ones is the gift of quality bonding time together!


Cook the ultimate feast with your family from a fully equipped kitchen in your vacation rental. Gather around the kitchen island and laugh with your family while bonding and making memories together before your Thanksgiving feast. 

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To make Thanksgiving Day even better, you’ll love this relaxing beachfront view in a kitchen, like the one at our Bach Haus rental, as you prepare your meal! Then, once you’re full with a happy belly, walk it off along the seashore (although calories don’t count on vacation – or during the holidays!


Who wouldn’t want to spend the holiday season on a relaxing beach? Use this vacation time to avoid any holiday chaos at home and escape somewhere where the weather is mild, and the moods are always unbothered. 

To add excitement to your holiday vacation, you can attend a Christmas event on the Bolivar Peninsula to help you get in the spirit! A fun holiday attraction on Galveston Island you might like to attend is Holiday in the Gardens, which runs from the end of November through the beginning of January a Moody Gardens. 

Hop on the Galveston – Bolivar Ferry and head to this exciting event for an amazing evening of Christmas lights, 3D Christmas movies, pictures with Santa, an entertaining show, dinner, and s’mores by the fire! 

New Year 

There’s always an array of fun events and activities on the Bolivar Peninsula to ring in the new year. Spend New Year’s Eve admiring the fireworks from the sandy Gulf shores, or dance the night away to live music at some of the bars, including Ship’s Wheel in Port Bolivar or Stingaree Downunder. 


Visit the Bolivar Peninsula in the fall for the spooky season! The day before Halloween, bring the kids to a spooktacular Halloween event on Crystal Beach called Ghost on the Coast! Participate in a costume contest or pumpkin carving contest, and enjoy free food and candy! 

Then, on Halloween, your kids can take on the local trick-or-treating scene around the neighborhoods. 

crystal beach vacation rentalEnjoy Holiday Travel to the Bolivar Peninsula from the Best Vacation Rental 

No matter the size of your crew, we have the perfect Crystal Beach vacation rental for your holiday getaway! A Seaglass Estate is a fantastic rental for a family reunion for the holidays, wedding, or other special occasions. 

This stunning Crystal Beach rental offers nine bedrooms and can accommodate 34 people! Spend your holidays here by relaxing on the wraparound beachfront porch, drinking together at the tiki bar, or walking to the beach! 

Check our availability and book your holiday travel to the Bolivar Peninsula today!