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How to Have a Romantic Getaway on Galveston Island

How to Have a Romantic Getaway on Galveston Island

Last Updated: February 11, 2020 by Leah Cast | Trip Planning, Lodging, Food & Drink


Having a romantic getaway in Galveston is about so much more than sunsets and couple massages. It’s about having a special place to call “yours.” A place filled with a historic charm and relaxing ambiance that draws you closer to each other. A place that you can explore again and again – together.

I truly hope you will discover Galveston in this way, whether wandering through Victorian neighborhoods or horseback riding on the beach or something in between.

Here’s a few suggestions to get you started:

Where to Stay:
Couple in Lobby of Hotel Galvez

Hotel Galvez & Spa

Built in 1911, this majestic hotel has all the historic charm one could want for a romantic stay. With scenic beachfront views, elegant décor reminiscent of its storied past and plenty of amenities (like free bicycle rentals or the award-winning Sunday champagne brunch), you’ll feel a world away at Hotel Galvez & Spa, whether enjoying time by the pool or walking the hotel’s impressive Hall of History.

2024 Seawall Blvd.

The San Luis Resort

If you’re looking for a classic resort vibe, The San Luis Resort has it. With all its guestrooms facing the Gulf of Mexico, you’re sure to have a fabulous view plus you’ll enjoy the convenience of several on-site restaurants and the spa. But, the major appeal of this hotel is The Cove, its oasis-like outdoor pool area wrapped with palm trees and cabanas. Here, you can soak up the sun and enjoy a relaxing day with sea breezes, lively music and poolside service.

5222 Seawall Blvd.

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What to Do:
Couple on East End

Bicycle through the East End Historical District

To get the best view of Galveston’s large collection of historic architecture, take a bicycle tour through the East End Historical District where ornately painted houses line the streets in Victorian, Greek Revival, Queen Anne and other architectural styles. This is a great morning activity to do on your way to breakfast at the neighborhood’s favorite mom-and-pop eatery, Sunflower Bakery. While in the area, visit the must-see 1892 Bishop’s Palace for a quick photo or an interior tour. Either way, it is stunning.

Tip: Hotel Galvez offers complimentary bicycles on property. Or, you can rent one from Island Bicycle Co. at 18th and Seawall.

Couple at a Turtle Sculpture

Explore Historic Downtown Galveston

Along the harbor, historic downtown Galveston’s gorgeous architecture creates the perfect backdrop for shopping or perusing the district’s many boutiques, antique shops and coastal-inspired art galleries. A visit to La King’s Confectionery is always in order (as is indulging in its irresistible chocolates, ice cream and fresh saltwater taffy). Taking a harbor tour boat ride from Pier 21 or catching a live show at The Grand 1894 Opera House are also enjoyable treats.

Tip: If you need a break while downtown, grab a latte or tea and sit under the outdoor pergolas at MOD Coffeehouse on Postoffice Street.

Couple Horseback Riding on Galveston Beach

Horseback Riding at East Beach

I know I said Galveston has a lot more to offer than sunsets, but that doesn’t mean its sunsets aren’t breathtaking – especially when you are overlooking the water…on horseback. Thanks to the guides from Galveston Island Horse & Pony Rides, you and your significant other can travel the East Beach shoreline side-by-side to see the beautiful East End Lagoon teaming with wildlife on one end and a serene beachfront on the other.


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Where to Eat & Drink:
Southwestern Omelet at The Gumbo Diner

Breakfast: Gumbo Diner

For a casual breakfast spot, Gumbo Diner opens at 7 a.m. everyday with a large assortment of Southern comfort items, like chicken and waffles or biscuits and gravy, as well as traditional fare like omelets, pancakes, steak and eggs and more. Tip: If you happen to be in town on a Sunday, don’t miss the chance to experience the elaborate Sunday Brunch at Hotel Galvez.

3602 Seawall Blvd
Crab Cake Sliders at BLVD Seafood

Lunch: BLVD Seafood

BLVD Seafood is a great choice for lunch. It’s intimate, stylish and serves plenty of options, including locally sources seafood and quality meats. This joint is known for its sliders, fish tacos and my personal favorite, seafood chowder (made with a coconut milk and cream base).

2804 Avenue R 1/2
Steak Served at Vargas Cut and Catch by Paco

Dinner: Vargas Cut & Catch

Take a hand-held walk along artsy Postoffice Street before making your way to Vargas Cut & Catch, the latest venture from the creators of the award-winning Rudy & Paco Restaurant (an OpenTable Top 100 restaurant in America). Inside, you’ll experience all the elegance of a contemporary steakhouse, from its décor and floor-to-ceiling wine cellar to its selection of USDA prime steaks and fresh seafood. The ambiance, food and location in a gorgeous historic building are all the ingredients you need for a perfect evening with your honey

2102 Postoffice St.
Tremont House Rooftop Bar

+ The Rooftop Bar

Just a quick walk from Postoffice Street, The Rooftop Bar (located on the 4th floor of The Tremont House) is the only rooftop bar in Galveston. It offers panoramic views of the historic downtown district and Galveston Harbor. Plus, it’s outdoor lounge atmosphere and romantic lighting make it a great place to get cozy.

Leah Cast

Leah Cast is an award-winning writer, author and PR professional who specializes in travel and lifestyle. She is a Certified Tourism Ambassador, lover of Galveston Island and mother of three.

Leah Cast
2020-02-17T06:33:53-05:00

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