Galveston is a budget-friendly beach destination that’s laid back and has a rich history. The coastal Texas city is chock full of awesome festivals and events, home to fabulous restaurants serving the freshest Gulf seafood, and offers a vibrant arts and culture scene, plus many world-class attractions to visit. Recommended accommodations include:
The San Luis Resort: The epitome of luxury, The San Luis Resort is a 32-acre beachfront resort property offering 250 beach-facing guest rooms all providing beautiful views of the Gulf of Mexico. Here, visitors can dine in award-winning restaurants, sip refreshing cocktails at the Cove Pool and swim-up bar. The property is perfectly located nearby to beaches, attractions, night clubs, bars and restaurants. Its Gulf-view guest rooms exude luxury and comfort. The resort features a VIP level – for adults only – and penthouse suites. If you’re looking for more privacy, consider checking in to the the Villas at The San Luis Resort – five lavish 800-square-feet luxury villas complete with a private pool and butler service. For details, visit www.sanluisresort.com
Galveston’s Tremont House is located in the historic downtown district close to great shopping, dining and the harbor. High-ceiling rooms with hardwood floors and custom-crafted furnishings, guests will marvel at the open and airy lobby area with dark wood, light tile and tall palm trees. A one-of-a-kind among Galveston hotels, this boutique hotel creates a relaxing ambiance. The Tremont House is housed in an 1879 building that was once a dry-goods concern. Its Rooftop Bar and historic, airy Toujouse Lobby Bar are great spots to gather and prepare for a night on the town. Insider’s tip: The Tremont House is a prime spot for viewing Mardi Gras Galveston parades. The island hosts the third largest Mardi Gras celebration in the country. Visit www.thetremonthouse.com for more information.