The list, published on the Travel Channel’s website, also names Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama; West Ship Island, Mississippi and two cities in Florida: Destin and St. George Island.
The article describes Galveston as feeling like “a major resort destination” able to attract visitors from across the country to its beaches and downtown historic district. It dubs the Galveston Island State Park a “quiet oasis” where visitors can break from the masses to enjoy outdoor activities like bird-watching, biking, picnicking, fishing and beach camping.
The state park is located on Galveston’s West End, providing access to both the Gulf of Mexico and Galveston Bay.
The recognition from the Travel Channel comes just weeks after another media leader in the tourism industry – Family Vacation Critic – named Galveston one of the ‘Top 10 Family Vacations in 2013.’
For more information on Galveston, visit http://www.galveston.com.