Planning a Girls’ Weekend in Galveston

For your next weekend getaway with your gal pals, head somewhere unexpected and fun and vacation in Galveston, Texas! This island destination is only about an hour outside of Houston and is a hidden gem along the Gulf of Mexico. Galveston has sun and surf, but also has some great attractions and a little historic district, giving the town enough variety for everyone to have a blast! Make your next girls’ weekend memorable by spending it in beautiful Galveston!

The Strand

When you visit Galveston, there is no better place to start your adventure than in The Strand Historic District! The Strand stretches for 70 blocks and is a proverbial treasure trove of things to do. For the shopaholic, enjoy dozens of shops, ranging from clothing boutiques and bookstores, or gift shops and antique stores. In fact, Galveston’s antiques are a point of pride for the city, and any collector is sure to find something fun amongst one of the antique shops!

If you are passionate about art and history, The Strand also boasts galleries, museums, and theaters! Island ETC is the local professional theater company that offers at least 6 shows each season. Almost every month, there is an Art Walk that attracts thousands of people who come from all over Texas to peruse local artists and their crafts. The Stand is also home to The Grand, which is a wonderfully preserved 19th century opera house. For shopping, the arts, and more, The Strand is the place to be in Galveston!

Galveston Island Food and Wine Festival

If you time your trip right, you may be able to head to the annual Galveston Island Food and Wine Festival. Featuring wines from over two dozen vineyards and delicious bites from restaurants all over the Galveston and greater-Houston area, the Food and Wine Festival is a great way to get a taste—literally—of the city!

Moody Gardens Amusement Park

Adventurous ladies need look no further for fun than Moody Gardens Amusement Park! Moody Gardens has an amazing variety of activities and attractions. Explore the ocean or the rainforest in the Aquarium or Rainforest Pyramid, which both house live animals. Climb a rope course, soar over the beach on a zipline, or enjoy the golf course. You can also relax on Palm Beach, the only white sand beach in Galveston and enjoy the waterpark complete with lazy river and wave pool!

Fun, food, or adventure? No matter what kind of vacation you’d like, Galveston is sure to be a memorable vacation destination for your next getaway with the girls!