Our vacation in Galveston, Texas was really neat, and a great little getaway.
I grew up going to Corpus Christi every summer with my family, so this was my first time to visit Galveston. The beaches were really clean, pretty, and everything was accessible. Depending on where you stay, you can walk to almost anything.
Something I loved about visiting Galveston was all the history the city encompasses. It has some really neat stories and so many historical sites to see!
Today, I just want to share you with some things we did while we were there including where we stayed!
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Where to Stay when you visit Galveston:
I researched for weeks what hotel would be best to stay at for us. Location is a big one when we take a vacation because I like to walk to as many things as I can. I also want a nice pool with a pretty view. This hotel had all of that! You can see more views on my instagram from a few weeks ago.
Also, they have a wide variety of prices for hotel rooms, but most of them are affordable compared to other hotels on Seawall Blvd.
This place also has some pretty amazing history attached to it which is a big plus for me! One day, my husband and I just walked all around the hotel checking out all the nooks and crannies. It also had a beautiful lobby and restaurant inside.
They also have a really nice spa which I didn’t get to take advantage of this time, but it had some neat packages to choose from.
We walked to the pier from the hotel and it is a short walk across the street to the beach. The hotel is also next to many good restaurants, so it is really convenient.
Where to Eat
Miller’s was our favorite place to eat. It had great food, and so many options. I posted a picture on Instagram of my red snapper, and it was my favorite meal! They also had an all day breakfast which we had too. It was so close to the hotel, so we ate there twice. The prices were really fair on the seafood compared to some other places we tried.
I highly recommend going here!
This place is a little pricier, but it has a great view. The food was good too! My husband’s steak was really good. I had the tuna which was also delicious! If you enjoy seafood, they have a wide variety of options.
There are many options to eat along Seawall Blvd like Denny’s (our favorite!), Salt Grass, Joe’s Crab Shack, and Golden Corral. All of these are also good options.
Things to See
Since we stayed at the Hotel Galvez, we had a great view of this awesome pier carnival. One of my favorite sites to see is a summer carnival all lit up at night. It is so old-fashioned and nostalgic of summers long ago. This pier has a really neat history you can read about here.
There are numerous things to do on the pier. The amusement park is great for families, but there are also places to eat like Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
If you love to fish, this is a fun place to go! Not only is it a great spot to go fishing, but watching the sunrise over the water is beautiful! They also have fresh coffee, so that’s a plus 🙂
You can rent poles and bait, so really all you need to bring is a fishing license, a bucket, and some pliers to get hooks out.
We got there around 4:00am to fish, but the day starts over at 6:00am. So, if you don’t want to pay twice, go there at 6:00am. It is $10 to get on the pier, $8 to rent a road, and $6 for a huge package of bait. You can save money and bring your own pole and bait if you already have it.
I just went along to take pictures, drink coffee, and enjoy the view. My husband fished for a few hours and caught two fish.
All around the downtown area is many historic homes that you can look at and even take tours of. I just love looking at homes, so we drove by a few. My favorite was the Bishop’s Palace which is a beautiful old home with some really neat history. There is some other’s you can check out in the area too. Here is a list of the best ones including times you can tour.