Best Southern US Islands
From North Carolina to Texas, America’s coastline is home to hundreds of islands. Pack your sunscreen and your swimsuit -- we’ve tallied a list of the best islands for a tropical island getaway.Filed under:
Look, Forrest, it’s Bubba Gump Shrimp! Load up the kids and head an hour’s drive from Houston to Galveston Island. The island is just 27 miles long and 3 miles wide, but big on family entertainment. At Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, enjoy rollercoaster rides, carnival games and Bubba Gump Shrimp’s first-ever Texas location.
Island attractions: Also, Moody Gardens, Seawolf Park, Stewart Park, Schlitterbahn.
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Harbour Island's quiet charms seem countless, but none are more alluring than the tiny island's wondrous stretch of pink-sand beach.
Head to the W Resort in Vieques to see Paradise Cove and the Wow Suite.