The New York Times Highlights Galveston in a 36-Hour Trip

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“Galveston (population, 49,000) has more character than most flip-flop playgrounds,” writer Jeannie Ralston states in her wonderful write-up about Galveston in the New York Times. The newspaper published on January 19th, and the article gives a nice overview of how one can spend an interesting and fun-filled 36-hours in the Gulf of Mexico getaway.

In the article, Ralston recommends heading to iconic eateries like Gaido’s, Jimmy’s on the Pier, and the Star Drug Store. She also highlights Galveston’s “grand buildings” from the 1800s like Moody Mansion, Menard House, and Bishop’s Palace. Of course, the Strand Historical District can’t be missed with its amusing stores like the Witchery, and she goes on to advocate kayaking and bird watching, and of course, visiting East Beach.

Ralston didn’t even get to mention the sea shells one can find if they head to more secluded beaches and the family fun (and admittedly touristy) activities like miniature golfing, Pleasure Pier, and Moody Gardens. Overall, the article serves as a good reminder for Texans that the seaside town has much to offer.

Start planning your next Galveston trip by reading her article here.