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Mardi Gras for the tony set means beautiful duchesses and King Frivolous are on the loose

Pageantry, frolic and fancy frocks were hallmarks of the Knights of Momus Coronation Ball that kicked off Mardi Gras festivities in a two-tiered evening that began in the Grand 1894 Opera House and concluded at the Hotel Galvez.

Beach Blanket Bingo: Texas Style

For a number of year-round travellers, the Texas Coastline is the secret they don’t want you to know about. With tall, tumbling dunes, flecked with mossy beach grass, miles of latte-coloured sand and pounding dove-grey waves that some surfing gurus claim can compete with the world’s best, the Texas beach scene is home to turtles, crabs, frogs, fish galore and about 380 species of migrating birds.

Getaway: Haunted Galveston

American Indian massacres, cut-throat pirates and a Great Storm that killed more than 6,000 people - it would be weird if Galveston didn't have ghosts. The island embraces its unearthly side in October with ghost stories, cemetery tours, a witches ball and more. Here is your guide to spirited Galveston.

Want a Spooky Ghost Story with Your Turndown Service?

Hotel Galvez #1 on List for Ghost Package.

9 Hotels for Your Fright Night Stay

Liven up your autumn vacation by hanging out with the undead during a stay in one of these historic haunted hotels. Hotel Galvez Makes #3.

Ghost Stories of Galveston

You don’t have to dig deep to find a good Galveston ghost story. With a past that reads like an adventure tale, the city was home – and graveyard – to the Karankawa Indians and was later settled in turns by shipwrecked Spaniards and European pirates. And when 6,000-8,000 people lost their lives in the 1900 Storm, the little island 51 miles southeast of Houston became the site of the most deadly natural disaster in American history.

The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top Ten Places to Get Married

Getting married in Houston can be an exercise in stress and overspending. Here are a few venues we suggest for upcoming wedding ceremonies and, more importantly, receptions. Hotel Galvez & Spa is #2.

It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere: America's Best Swim-Up Bars

What's better than lounging in a pool? Booze. What's better than booze? Lounging in a pool with booze. Hotel Galvez makes the Huffington Post Travel's Roadtrippers List!

10 Best Beaches for Families in 2013

What makes a beach family-friendly? We asked, and you told. Nearly half of all families consider the cleanliness of a beach to be the most significant quality, according to our survey. Other important factors include safe waters with a lifeguard on duty, and nearby restaurants, accommodations and entertainment. These beaches, ranked in no particular order, meet our criteria and are well worth your next family trip.

6 Historic Beach Resorts That Are Surprisingly Affordable

Even on a budget, you might not need to scrimp on a seaside hotel. Some of America's most historic and luxurious beach resorts are unexpectedly affordable, especially if you're willing to go off-season.
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This channel takes a close look at Galveston Island in Texas featuring activities at Hotel Galvez & Spa, The Tremont House and The Harbor House Hotel & Marina.You are invited to step inside these historic properties and meet our staff and guests.  

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