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Millennial Travel Guide for Galveston

About 5 month(s) ago by GalvTravelGirl
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Are you planning a quick getaway with friends? Here’s a list of ideas to keep you entertained during your visit to Galveston.
 
For drinks:
Downtown:
The Rooftop Bar at The Tremont House, 2300 Mechanic, is open daily (weather permitting) and is Galveston’s only rooftop bar.
Brews Brothers, 2404 Strand, has a huge selection of craft beer, a private cigar room and amazing burgers.
Stuttgarden Tavern, 2110 Strand, has German food, burgers and beer all set in a great beer garden.
Murphy’s Pub, 213 22nd Street, offers a variety of beer on tap, wine, pizza and specialty sandwiches all in an Irish pub atmosphere.
DTO (Daiquri Time Out), 2701 Market, is a "go-to" for craft cocktail fans. 
BuckShot Saloon, 2409 Market, offers a dance floor, cold beer and fun.
Seawall:
Hemingways, 904 Avenue M, offers live music Saturday evenings and shuffleboard on Sunday afternoons and 26 craft beer choices.
Beerfoot Brewing, 2816 Avenue R ½, features more than 100 craft and mainstream beer including a locally brewed “Beer of the Month.”
Float Pool & Patio Bar, 2828 Seawall, is a great spot for people watching and offers a pool to stay cool.
Nick’s Kitchen & Beach Bar, 3828 Seawall, has outdoor, covered seating with TVs and pool side fun.
Galveston Island Brewing Company, 8423 Stewart Road, offers free tours on Saturdays at 1 p.m. and offers ten different craft beers all brewed locally.
 
For active vacationers:
Running: Galveston’s Seawall offers ten miles of continuous sidewalk for runners or run on the beach for more of a challenge. Check calendars for upcoming 5k, 10, half marathons and marathons as well as triathlons.
o Tip: Fit Tri Run, 523 23rd Street, hosts group runs on Saturday mornings and Thursday evenings.
Standup Paddleboard and Kayak rentals: Check with the Galveston Paddleboard Center, 1723 61st Street, for rental information.
o Tip: They offer lessons and a three-day camp
Surfing: Rent a surfboard at Ohana Surf and Skate, 2814 Avenue R ½.
o Tip: They offer group and private surf lessons
Bike & Surrey rentals: Island Bicycle Company, 1808 Seawall Blvd., rents surreys, tandem bikes, cruisers and the popular three-wheel bullet bikes
o Tip: If you are guest at Hotel Galvez, take advantage of their courtesy bicycles but check them out early if it’s a pretty day
Beach Hike: Go on guided beach hike at the Galveston Island State Park, 14901 FM 3005.
If you can’t skip your CrossFit workout, Galveston has four CrossFit gyms.
 
For thrill seekers:
Jet Boat Thrill Rides at Pier 21 offers an exhilarating ride through Galveston’s harbor.
o Tip: Yes, you may get wet
Flyboard flights are available through Extreme Watersports, 1723 61st Street.
o Tip: You can be propelled up to 35 feet above the water. This is not for the faint of heart.
Fishing on the beach, on the bay or off one of the public fishing piers is always fun. There are plenty of private fishing charters available or take a trip on Galveston Party Boats at Pier 19.
 
For fun:
Board Game Island, 213 23rd, offers hundreds of board games, food and beverages, and yes, they have “Cards Against Humanity.”
Galveston Island Pleasure Pier, 2501 Seawall Blvd., offers 16 rides, a midway and more.
o Tip: It’s a five-minute walk from Hotel Galvez & Spa
Free movies and concerts: Saengerfest Park, 23rd & Strand, hosts free movies on the first Saturday of the month and free concerts on the second Saturday of the month.
 
Where to Stay in Galveston:
If you are looking for a hotel that’s away from the hubbub of the beachfront, try The Tremont House or Harbor House Hotel & Marina. And, if you prefer a historic beachfront hotel, then definitely book your room at Hotel Galvez & Spa.
 
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