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The perfect gift is time spent with someone you care about,
This Valentine’s Day head to Galveston and create memories doing the things you love with the one you love. With fine dining, breathtaking views, and unique attractions, you and your person will find romance on this vibrant barrier island.
Why settle for just a day of romance? Book an overnight stay at one of the many resorts, hotels, bed and breakfasts or vacation rentals on the Island. A beach or bay house offers tranquility and relaxation and BnB’s like the Carr Mansion ooze romance and history.
Many of the resorts offer Valentine’s Day packages for a full day of adventure, relaxation and romance.
While there are few things more relaxing than simply being on Island Time, a day of pampering at one of Galveston’s luxury spas is a perfect way to unwind with your partner. The Grand Galvez, San Luis Resort and Moody Gardens all offer full-service luxury spas packages that are perfect for couples.
Immerse yourself in the romantic history and culture of Galveston. With influences from all over the world, the architecture alone will take your breath away. Places like the Bryan Museum, The 1894 Grand Opera House and NIA Cultural Center are housed in buildings of historical significance. Stroll down the storied streets of the Historic Downtown District and step into the eclectic art galleries and shops that make Galveston unique.
What says Valentine’s Day more than a romantic picnic on a white sandy beach? Take the romance to the next level with island concierge services like Sea La Vie. They will personalize the perfect beach day complete with a canopy, chairs and more.
For a more adventurous date head to Pleasure Pier, a 1,130-foot-long whimsical pier filled to the brim with adrenaline-filled rides, fun games, and unique shops that overlook the water. Don't forget dessert! Make sure to pick up delicious gourmet chocolates and treats from the pier's Lolli & Pop’s Candy Shoppe.
Water views, good food and a romantic ambiance await all over the Island. From the gorgeous bay views at Waterman’s, mahogany and luminescence at Vargas Cut & Catch and intimate seafood splendor at Saltwater Grill—you can’t go wrong on planning the perfect dinner to cap off your Valentine's Day.
The day doesn’t end after dinner! Head downtown or to the Seawall and experience all that Galveston’s nightlife has to offer. From lively outdoor patios and decks to seawall bars and authentic pubs where the music lasts all night long, you and your Valentine will love getting out for a drink and a night of dancing. Some of our favorite places to dance the night away are Yaga's, B. Jiggers, and Buckshot Saloon.
Want to learn more about Galveston? Take a tour from one of our many experienced and lively tour operators. We have everything from ghost tours to a redlight tour that walks you through Galveston’s days of bootlegging and the infamous ladies of Galveston.
Moody Gardens delivers the full Valentine’s Day package with cozy accommodations, romantic couples’ massages, and even a dreamy dinner cruise. The Moody Gardens Hotel offers luxurious guest rooms for visitors and on Valentine’s Day. Join them for dinner for a spectacular three-course dinner under the sea inside of the Aquarium Pyramid, or a unique fine dining experience in Shearn's Seafood and Prime Steaks with floor-to-ceiling views of the Gulf at sunset.
With 32 miles of beach, there is plenty to explore. View the Island in style and rent a surrey, slingshot, bikes or golf cart. Each year, Galveston hosts sunset cruises and dolphin tours for couples to enjoy on Valentine’s Day together. Book an hour-long cruise around Galveston Harbor and board the Seagull II for an evening of incredible views, champagne, and chocolate-covered strawberries under the sky.
You can also head out on the water with Galveston Water Adventures or Baywatch Dolphin Tours and join them on their sunset cruises or interactive dolphin tours - make sure to bring a bottle of wine, most sunset cruises are BYOB!
Charter fishing excursions are a fun outing for couples looking to angle their way to a good time. There are a ton of choices for fishing on the island from bay to gulf and plenty of charter companies to choose from. Most experiences can be customized to fit your time and comfort level on the water.
Looking for a thrill? See Galveston from new heights with a sunset ride from Galveston Helicopter Tours. You and yours will always remember this Valentine's Day adrenaline-filled adventure.
Looking for an intimate place for a night cap? Head up to the rooftop bar at The Tremont House Hotel and take in the views next to a warm fire. This high-end bar features comfortable sectional seating areas and bar-high tables. Enjoy an array of wine selections, signature cocktails, craft beers, single malt scotch, and more.
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