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.