Exterior of the Tremont House with a car in front of the entrance

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28 Jan

Mardi Gras, Weekend Two: Preserve the Party in Pictures

The festivities include performances by renowned headliners, and concerts featuring every type of music will have hundreds of thousands of Mardi Gras merry-makers rocking out on balconies, beaches, and in the street. Millions of beads will be tossed to revelers, many of whom collect and save these trinkets year after year. That’s great, but we believe there’s nothing like photos to preserve the memories of your Mardi Gras fun. In addition to snaps of parades and parties, here are a few suggestions for some cool shots that will make you the envy of your Instagram feed.

  • The Mardi Gras Arch and The Tremont House, 2300 Ship’s Mechanic Row.
  • In front of any of Downtown Galveston’s beautiful murals.

  • Artist David Adickes’ 14-foot tall sculpture “The Stone Trumpet” at 23rd Street and The Strand, beside the Old Galveston Square building.

Accommodations near these attractions and close to all the Mardi Gras festivities can be found at downtown Galveston’s The Tremont House, Harbor House Hotel & Marina at Pier 21, or Hotel Galvez & Spa on the beachfront.