Going on a cruise from Galveston? Here’s Where to Go the Night Before


Before you get your sea legs, be sure to kick up some dust as you make your way through the fabulous nightlife and activities that Galveston has to offer. The city’s beautiful waterfront coupled with friendly locals make this the perfect place to start your vacation before the ship leaves the pier.

Start the evening off by stopping by Pier 21. This amazing entertainment and dining area is located right on the waterfront and affords spectacular views from every angle. Along the pier, you will find couples smiling, families having fun and friends meeting for one last goodbye before the say Bon Voyage.

Activities for the Whole Family

You can catch a show at the family-friendly Pier 21 Theater to discover the story of the Galveston through several enthralling films that are sure to open your eyes to the rich and fascinating history of this island city.

If you can’t wait to get some water under your feet, be sure to step aboard the Elissa, this 1877 tall ship is one of the last of its kind. It’s well-worth the visit to learn how sailors in the past plied their trade and navigated these amazing vessels throughout the world’s waterways.

You might also enjoy a sunset tour aboard the vessel, Cruise-N-Time. This beautiful twin-engine, open-air tour ship takes you through the harbor as you sip champagne and enjoy the sunset. It’s a romantic evening that you won’t soon forget. Or, you can take the same vessel through an Eco Tour where you will discover the marvelous myriad birds and marine life that make Galveston their home.

Food Favorites

All that excitement is bound to work up an appetite. For those who have a Texas-sized hunger, Fisherman’s Wharf is an establishment you won’t want to miss. Their extensive selection of fish, steaks and chicken dishes will satisfy every taste. There is also Willie G’s Seafood an’ Steaks, whose shrimp and crab dishes are legendary, and most certainly worthy of taking a bite of. If you are looking for a true taste of the Gulf, the chefs of Willie G’s will be more than happy to oblige your desires.

It is also a good idea to wonder through The Strand. The Strand Historic District is full of restaurants, shops and people looking to kick back and have a good time. Throughout the district you will find restaurants serving everything from Greek to Italian to mouth-watering American Gulf Coast seafood.

Of course, every vacation should start off with a good night’s sleep. At the Hotel Galvez and Spa, you can get some quality sleep, saddle up to the bar for a drink, enjoy a relaxing massage or simply savor the fabulous fare being served up at this hotel’s magnificent restaurant.