I took a fun road trip down to Galveston which is roughly about an hour and half from where I stay in Houston. I was shocked why I never visited because this trip blew my mind away. Galveston is a Historic yet very beautiful and peaceful city; If I knew what I know now, Galveston would be one of my favorite go to places for a quick escape!
I got the chance to do tons of exciting stuff and decided to share them with you. Hope you enjoy!
1. Enjoy Breakfast:
Kickstart your day at Mod coffee House or the Gumbo Diner for a filing meal, once you try the beignets, chicken & waffle and Étouffée at the Gumbo Diner, your taste buds will come alive and thank you! My faves were the beignets, so yummy and moist.
The entrance is so hard to pass up while driving down along the beach on Seawall Boulevard.
2. Stay at The Tremont House:
The Tremont house is the best place to stay while visiting because it’s in the center of Downtown Galveston; a lovely boutique hotel located off The Strand which serves a touch of both vintage charm and modern decadence. You can explore the streets of downtown Galveston which has a wide array of shops, restaurants, museums and galleries while taking a stroll from the Hotel. If you need to drive, there’s a complimentary valet drop off.
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The rooms were too beautiful and unique, the high ceilings, gorgeous wall paper and gold accents gave us the most amazing welcome, it made it hard for us to want to leave the room. The hospitality was simply the best!
The view from our Floor
Weekend Rates are really low between the periods of December and January; which is really good if you need a quick escape this period!
3. Enjoy a view of Downtown Galveston:
Don’t know about you but I love a good view! The rooftop bar at The Tremont House has lounge seating with a breathtaking view of downtown Galveston. It was cute to watch cruise ships sail off into the beautiful sunset while sipping a cold cocktail, enjoying the weather with a view of gorgeous downtown. From where I stood, I got to see Old Galveston Square as well as a few shops on the Strand.
One of my favorite highlights! Watching the beautiful sunset from Rooftop at Tremont House.
4. Shop The Strand Downtown:
The Strand is FULL of really cool, colorful shops, restaurants and beach stores to explore, with the option of the girlfriend shopping spree package you get to shop at these really cool stores. Its a very popular street downtown Galveston. I explored tons of stores and ended the day with a cold waffle cone ice cream from the Rocky Mountain chocolate Factory right next to Head to footsies Boutique.
5. Enjoy Holiday Entertainment at the Grand 1894:
I enjoyed seeing the worldwide famous “Stomp” – a percussive movie at The Grand 1894 Opera House known for celebrating cultural arts through showcasing performing arts filled with live music, broadway hits, dance, comedy and drama. It’s located in the heart of Galveston’s Downtown.
6. Enjoy Weekend Brunch:
Get food wasted At the famous Historic Hotel Galvez; it’s no lie Their Sunday Champagne Brunch was named a “Top 100 Brunch Restaurant in the U.S” by OpenTable diners. I almost had a food coma indulging in over 200+ wide range menu of buffet selections (I gave up on the 2nd plate), topped it off with a cool glass of Mimosa and a yummy dessert treat. Yum!
7. Relaxation and Spa :
Guests at The Tremont House get access to its sister Hotel, The Hotel Galvez to enjoy the pool and an afternoon of relaxation. Hotel Galvez, an historic hotel is also known for its amazing spa well known as the finest spa in the island, I was fascinated by the ghost stories being told about some hotel rooms, such an exciting experience! . Indulge in it’s expansive views of the gulf with a great pool side view and swim up bar.
8.Enjoy Authentic Seafood:
You can not visit Galveston without trying seafood at it’s best. It’s fresh from the gulf, inexpensive and super delicious! I enjoyed diner with my boyfriend at the FisherMan’s wharf. We optioned for a view of the ocean while we ate and it was an epic view!
9.Visit Pleasure Pier or Take fun Photos with the Background:
This was such a cool idea! 🙂
Pleasure Pier is a very popular amusement Park which is hard to pass up on Seawall Boulevard, we came across it on our way to the Tremont House. I didn’t have the chance to explore Pleasure Pier which is one of my fave things to bring out the young child in me but one of the coolest things was having to take nice shots in it’s background. It was all my boyfriends idea and it turned out super fun! Guess who has a really cool post card poster now? 🙂
10. Lastly, Enjoy The Beach
You can’t go Galveston without exploring the beach, it’s almost unescapable! some areas are a little crowed than others but the trick is to find private beaches on the inside. My boyfriend and I drove past a few places and discovered a nice little sea shore area where folks fished and people enjoyed the weather & ambience.
I hope you enjoyed my 10 things to do in Galveston on a weekend Trip! Trust me if you’re looking for a short escape, this is the one of the best places to visit. It recently slowed down due to Hurricane Harvey but the city is back up for business and whether it’s a stroll on the sand or stroll on the Strand it’s yearning for your next explore escape!
To Enjoy Breakfast:
To Drink and Relax:
To Enjoy Entertainment:
For Relaxation and Fun:
Photo Credit: Yems
See you on my next post!
Great Read! Thanks for sharing! I’ve been traveling to Galveston for Twenty years, and owned a home down there for weekends, the last five. But, I’ve never been to the pool area of the Galvez nor the awesome brunch you describe here. Shame on me!
Looooooovveeee this! Thanks a lot
Great post! I live in Houston and have been to Galveston many times. I’ve never tried half of these places and I can’t wait to go back and check out your recommendations!
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I lived in Galveston from 1962 to 1969 while my husband was In Medical School… I moved there from the desert/mountain area of El Paso and suffered from the humidity at first..but acclimated after a short time and learned to love livening on the coast…My new home which I loved will always belong in my heart.. I cried when I moved from the island… But ..A part of my heart will always belong to Galveston…