Ladies, are you ready to hit the open road? Pack the cooler, set the tunes and get ready for a girls getaway on Galveston Island! And, don't worry about planning out your visit. We have you covered with this perfect itinerary for you and the gals:
Sunrise or Sunset Yoga on the Beach
Rise with the sun and greet the day with a yoga session on the beach. The sunrise is the perfect backdrop to a morning of deep stretches, cool sea breezes and the sound of crashing waves.
If you’re not a morning person, unwind with a sunset yoga session instead. Both sunrise and sunset beach yoga sessions are led by experienced instructors from The Body Space Yoga & Pilates. www.thebodyspacegalveston.com
Sunday Brunch at the Hotel Galvez
What girl’s trip is complete without brunch? Bring your appetite to enjoy one of “Texas’ Best Brunches” according to Southern Living. Enjoy unlimited mimosas while indulging in an impressive spread of delicious cuisine. From made to order farm fresh omelets to fresh Gulf seafood, this buffet offers a bit of everything. www.hotelgalvez.com/dining .
* If you’re not lucky enough to be here on Sunday, check out Farley Girls Café or Sunflower Bakery & Café for breakfast.
Relax on East Beach
Stroll along the beach and relax while lounging with your toes in the sand at East Beach. This beach park features an outdoor pavilion, concessions, bathrooms and showers. Enjoy free weekend concerts and an outdoor bar. www.galveston.com/eastbeach
Go Shopping & Strolling in Historic Downtown Galveston
Take a stroll along Postoffice Street in the heart of Galveston’s Historic Downtown. Enjoy the beautiful Victorian buildings filled with a colorful mix of unique shops, art galleries and restaurants. Check out the boho chic styles found at shops like Tangerine Boutique and Ha.Ba’s. Then, grab a specialty coffee from Mod Coffeehouse or a cone of homemade ice cream inspired by local flavors at Hey Mikey’s Ice Cream. A visit to downtown isn’t complete without visiting the iconic Strand located just a few blocks away for more shops and attractions. www.downtowngalveston.com
Bicycle Ride through East End Historical District
Take a bicycle ride through the island’s picturesque East End Historical District while discovering The Galveston Tree Sculptures. The magnificently carved sculptures were transformed from trees destroyed during Hurricane Ike and can be found nestled in the gardens and backyard areas of many restored historic mansions on the east end of the island. Stop by the Galveston Visitors Center located at Ashton Villa for a complimentary Tree Sculptures brochure for a map of all of the sculptures. Download the official brochure.
Treat Yourself at San Luis Spa
Spa San LuisPamper yourself at the where they combine the essence of nature with traditional spa remedies for a truly relaxing experience. Choose from an array of Asian and European massages and facials, body scrubs, wraps and hydrotherapy baths. Be sure to check out special packages for groups! http://www.sanluisresort.com/spa.asp
Drinks at the H20 Pool & Ultra Lounge
Cool off at the island’s hottest pool bar and lounge. Relax in this Mediterranean style heated pool while sipping on a tropical martini from the swim-up bar. Don’t want to get in the water? Take in the view of the Gulf at the H20 poolside lounge. This chic spot offers fire pits, music and an open-air made-to-order mojito bar. http://www.sanluisresort.com/h2o-pool-ultralounge.asp
*For more nightlife, checkout RumShack on the Seawall and 21 in downtown Galveston.