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A food lover’s trip to Galveston: Great dining choices abound on pleasure island
Galveston Island is just a short drive from Houston and you'll be surprised by the variety of great restaurants that food lovers will enjoy.
The first order of the day for planning this trip is to book your room at Hotel Galvez & Spa, A Wyndham Grand Hotel. Hotel Galvez, located on the beachfront, it is a top choice for Houstonians since 1911. You’ll love the historic charm and the grand ambiance of this gorgeous hotel.
On the day of your trip, arrive early enough to enjoy a bar bite and cocktail at Galvez Bar & Grill. Try the campechana and filet mignon sliders or one of the flatbreads. You should also check out the signature cocktail menu. To add to the ambiance, enjoy jazz duo Reg and Cary who begin playing at 5 p.m. in the Galvez Bar & Grill.
If it's a weekend, you'll definitely want to make a reservation in advance for dinner. Galveston's weekends are bustling with visitors when the weather is good.
If it's a weekend, you'll definitely want to make a reservation in advance for dinner. Galveston's weekends are bustling with visitors when the weather is good. One of Galveston's most popular restaurants is Rudy & Paco's, which made OpenTable's 2014 Top 100 Best Restaurants in America. Additionally, at Pier 21 you’ll find several nice options with a view including locally owned Olympia Grill at Pier 21 and Nonno Tony's World Kitchen. Olympia has a belly dancer on weekends at 7 p.m.
For breakfast on Saturday, you have several options to consider. ShyKatz Deli & Bakery is nearby and a local favorite. Or venture to the East End Historic District and dine at either Mosquito Café or Sunflower Bakery on 14th Street. Both are hugely popular for both locals and visitors.
After breakfast, take a dip in the pool or better yet schedule an appointment at The Spa at Hotel Galvez. The Galvez Spa is the only spa in Galveston to offer bamboo massage. Couples should book the Spring Fling Couples Massage. No matter what your pleasure, a must do is the vichy shower; it's a truly relaxing experience.
Guests at Hotel Galvez & Spa can also take advantage of the hotel's complimentary bicycles to explore the island. Get a recommendation from the concierge and bike to one of the dining spots you've missed.
Then before dinner, take the courtesy shuttle to The Rooftop Bar at The Tremont House. The Rooftop Bar is Galveston's only rooftop venue and is now open daily. Enjoy an adult beverage along with a bird's eye view of Galveston's historic downtown.
Additional dining options located downtown and within walking distance of The Tremont House include Riondo's Ristorante, M&M Restaurant & Bar, Black Pearl, Saltwater Grill, Gumbo Diner and Sky Bar.
End your weekend with a foodie's fantasy during Sunday Brunch at Hotel Galvez. Galvez Bar & Grill at Hotel Galvez recently was named to the 2015 Top 100 Brunch Restaurants in the US by OpenTable diners. This isn't just a meal; it's an experience. And make sure that you save room for dessert and champagne.
For more information on Hotel Galvez & Spa, visit the hotel's website or call 409-765-7721.