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A Trip To Galveston // What I Ate, Did, & Saw

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If you follow me on Instagram, you might've seen that I spent last week soaking up the sunshine in Galveston, Texas! My family and I took a trip down to the beach last week and it was so much fun! This was our second year in a row that we visited the island, and it was really nice because we already had a feel for the town and we knew what we wanted to do. We basically copied the itinerary from last time (click here to see what we did last year!) and it was such a fun trip!

// SUNDAY //
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We arrived on Sunday around noon, and walked around in Beach Town to look at houses. One thing that I love about Galveston is that the town has so many gorgeous houses - pink, turquoise, coral, mint, yellow, lavender... you name it.

We were all pretty hungry, so we went to Star Drugstore, an old-fashioned ice cream parlor. It had been on our list of places to go last time, but we never got around to going. I got a hot fudge sundae and it was really good!

That afternoon, we checked into the Tremont House, which is easily the most gorgeous hotel I've ever stayed in. From the marble floors to the giant palm trees, I can't think of a prettier lobby.

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After checking in, we went to the beach for a little bit before heading to dinner! We got really lucky on our trip - the blue water had returned to Galveston just a couple days before, so the water was super blue and clear during our whole trip.

For dinner, we went to Shark Shack, a new restaurant that was deemed one of the best in Galveston. I got the fried shrimp with french fries (they have amazing fries) and for dessert we split a giant brownie sundae four ways.

// MONDAY //

We started off Monday with one of my favorite meals ever: giant cinnamon rolls from the cafe at the Tremont House!

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After breakfast, we walked around The Strand, Galveston's downtown historic district. There are so many cool shops + murals along The Strand.

We ate lunch at Farley Girls Cafe, and it quickly became my favorite lunch spot in Galveston. I had a chicken salad sandwich and it was amazing!

After lunch, we spent the afternoon at the beach again! Such a gorgeous, fun day - and with blue water!!

For dinner, we went to Fisherman's Wharf, a favorite among our family. My mom and I split crab cakes + shrimp queso, and we had a delicious bread pudding for dessert! I love Fisherman's Wharf because not only is the food delicious, but their patio extends right onto the bay, making for a gorgeous atmosphere.


On Tuesday morning, we went to Mosquito Cafe to grab breakfast before going to Pleasure Pier. My mom and I split their yogurt + granola bowl, and we each got a pastry. All of their pastries are baked at their sister store next door, PattyCakes Bakery. I got an apple butter scone and it was really good!

We spent the majority of the morning on Pleasure Pier, a theme park built on a pier that overlooks the ocean. It's so cool to ride a roller coaster and see nothing but ocean waves + sunshine!

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After Pleasure Pier, we headed to the beach to cool off and relax. Unfortunately, we were only there for about an hour when it started to rain, but it was still fun!

That night, we headed to Nick's for our last dinner of the trip. It's owned by Gaido's, a classic Galveston restaurant that has been in business for 100 years (a must-do if you go to Galvestion). We had heard that Nick's was like Gaido's, but casual, and I definitely agree with that! I had fried shrimp + fries (again) and it was so good - plus, I loved how the patio was right on the seawall and we had an ocean view!


On Wednesday morning, we got up early and headed to the beach to soak up the last little bit of sunshine! We stopped at PattyCakes to get pastries to take to the beach for breakfast. I didn't eat anything, but everyone else said the pastries were really good!

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After checking out of our hotel, we decided to hit up Post Office Street before heading to Houston to visit my grandparents. Post Office Street is full of cute boutiques and fun murals, so we had fun shopping and taking pictures. We got ice cream at Hey Mikey's, which was really good!

We then headed to Houston, where we spent a couple days at my grandparents' house. I hadn't seen them since April, and I enjoyed getting to spend time with them!!

It was such a fun trip - I have so much love for Galveston and I cannot recommend the city enough! So many fun things to do + good things to eat - I miss it already!

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