A Perfect Day in Galveston, Texas
Galveston Island is a unique coastal destination: An historic Victorian-era downtown surrounded by beaches that offer classic seaside fun. Whether you’re on a day trip from Houston or stopping over to or from a cruise, here’s how to make the most of it.
Breakfast at Sunflower Bakery & Cafe
Start your day at this family-owned restaurant of a local favorite, with specialties such as bread pudding French toast and oysters benedict. The restaurant is in the heart of the East End Historical District, putting you in the perfect location to explore the well-preserved architecture that makes Galveston so special.
Tour the Historic District
Taking a closer look at the historic grand mansions and the stories behind them reveals why Galveston is truly a Treasure Island. Check out Moody Mansion, a four-story, 28,000-square-foot home restored to its 1895 splendor. A tour of this home belonging to one of Galveston’s most influential families depicts life of wealth at the turn of the century. Then hop on an electric shuttle from Galveston Island Tours to check out the entire landmark district, including the unique tree sculptures that dot the island and were artistically carved from trees that were killed in Hurricane Ike.
This post originally appeared on the Purple Roofs Gay Travel Blog.