Galveston, Texas, United States of America: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Galveston, Texas, United States of America? If you're planning to go to Galveston, I have some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Galveston, Texas, United States of America

Based on the climate and weather in Galveston, the best time to go is April. See below for details.

Important essentials for Galveston, Texas, United States of America

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Galveston, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection available.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often become worn. An unreadable vaccine card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry TSA-friendly option.

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Galveston, Texas, United States of America by month

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January

If you are traveling to Galveston in January, you will notice that it can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

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February

February is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month and snows ().

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March

If you are traveling to Galveston in March, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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April

If you go to Galveston in April, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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May

If you go to Galveston in May, you will notice that it is hot. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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June

June is extremely hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

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July

If you vacation in Galveston during July, you are likely to see that it is constantly hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 70s F (mid 20s C). Humidity is generally around 70 during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

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August

August in Galveston can be very hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) to low 90s F (low 30s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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September

September is extremely hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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October

October in Galveston is extremely warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C).

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November

If you vacation in Galveston during November, you may see that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C). Humidity is generally between 70 and 80% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

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December

Traveling to Galveston in December, you will notice that it is crisp and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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Activities for Galveston, Texas, United States of America

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Galveston.

If you go to Moody Gardens, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.

If you see the Galveston Railroad Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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