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Things to Do for the New Year in Galveston

The new year is here, and for many, it’s time to put 2017 in the past and start fresh. You may not be thinking of taking a vacation already, but visiting Galveston is a great way to start your year off on the right foot. Not only are there amazing things that you can take advantage of throughout the whole year, but there are a number of fun events you can enjoy specific to this time of year.

Comfortable Weather to Explore the Outdoors

Forget bundling up in your warmest winter wardrobe; the weather is perfect in Galveston this time of year. This gives you the opportunity to enjoy the season as you never have before. What could be better than by starting your year off hiking the endless nature preserves and beautiful landscapes, creating lasting memories. If you are looking for outdoor recreation, then Galveston is the place for you and your family to begin 2018.

Galveston Restaurant Week

If you like to eat, Galveston is the place to be starting Monday, January 8th. For two weeks, Galveston’s restaurants will be offering scrumptious prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus at great prices. Gulf Coast cuisine features a prominent seafood influence which you won’t want to miss, but there is something for everyone to try in Galveston.

Fun for the Whole Family

There are plenty of ways to enjoy a trip to Galveston with the entire family. One of the most unique of these ways is visiting Moody Gardens. A visit here comes with endless ways to spend an evening, as there are so many attractions here. You will find the Festival of Lights, which guides visitors through over one million lights, creating the most festive experience on the island. You can also check out Ice Land, which is one of the greatest spectacles on the island, featuring over two million pounds of elegant ice statues. There is much more to do and see here, but hurry, as the holiday season ends on January 7th.

This short piece hardly does the island any justice, as the full list of opportunities that a Galveston vacation offers would be nearly endless. The best way to find out just how wonderful Galveston can be is to make the trip for yourself and experience it! Once you’ve visited our lovely city on the Gulf once, you’ll be coming back year after year!