Texas has an island. Apparently they don’t teach you that in Arkansas history classes. I’m still amazed by it, and since I’ve visited twice, I must know everything there is to know about it, right? Ok, maybe not. I have, however, figured out some of the must-see places along with the help of the Galveston Island tourism department.
Where to Stay
No matter your style of vacation lodging, Galveston probably has it. Major hotels that everyone can recognize or beach houses that you can rent to sleep anywhere from 2 to 20 people. I chose to stay at a Bed & Breakfast – The Coppersmith Inn. It was an amazing historical home, and there are more like it in the same area on the island, very near the sea wall.
Where to Eat
Breakfast at the Bed & Breakfast – truffled eggs and hash with vegetables;
Lunch at Shrimp & Stuff Restaurant – fried catfish and shrimp with boiled shrimp;
Dinner at Fish Tales – Tilapia and crab stuffed poblano.
Vintage, thrift and antique stores throughout the island are full of beautiful items collected and then sold by island natives. From trinkets to mint-condition antique furniture, these stores have it all! My favorite for lovely furniture in pristine condition was Upcycle Recycle (yelp reviews) on 22nd Street.
Sights to See
Bishop’s Palace (my favorite stop on my tour of Galveston)
Beaches, piers, water & sunshine!
Rosenberg Library Museum
Even though I spent 1.5 hours on a guided tour here, there was no chance to take pictures. While it was extremely informative, I was disappointed because I can only remember some odd facts to share – unintersting without knowing all that was said on the tour – and I don’t have any photo evidence of the marvelous architectural details.
Moody Gardens, Great Storm Theater, Seawolf Park, Lone Star Flight Museum, & so much more!
I really enjoyed my times in Galveston, and I look forward to the day when I own my own businesses and can visit the island for an extended amount of time. I’ll tell you more about it then!
A special thank you to the Galveston Island Convention and Visitor’s Bureau for a VIP pass to attractions throughout the city!
xoxo, dolls & dudes