Photo courtesy of Galveston Island & Convention Bureau
Day trip to Galveston
Want to trade in the city's hustle and bustle for a relaxing day on the beach? Located just an hour away from downtown Houston, Galveston offers the laid-back, water-infused respite urbanites crave. After lounging on the shore for a few hours, say hello to the penguins at nearby Moody Gardens, take a spin on the swings at Pleasure Pier, or rent a bicycle and cruise along the seawall. Don’t miss dinner at Rudy & Paco, and consider dropping by La King’s Confectionery for dessert. If you decide to stay overnight, the San Luis Resort and Hotel Galvez are both excellent choices.
By Kristin Finan, AFAR Local Expert
Galveston, TX, USA