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Five Reasons to Visit Galveston This Summer

<div id="pastingspan1">Galveston has been a popular destination for summer for well over a hundred years and this summer there are five new reasons to visit.</div><div id="pastingspan1"></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div id="pastingspan1">1.<span class="Apple-tab-span"> </span><strong>New Beaches </strong>- Galveston completed at $19.5 million beach nourishment project extending from 12th to 61st Streets along what&#8217;s considered the <a href="">Seawall Urban Park</a> area. The project widened beaches by 100 to 150 feet. Beach goers will also enjoy new restrooms with outdoor showers later this year.</div><div id="pastingspan1">2.<span class="Apple-tab-span"> </span><strong>Moody Gardens Aquarium</strong> - Galveston&#8217;s Moody Gardens completed a<a href=""> $37 million renovation</a> on its Aquarium Pyramid offering new exhibits including the addition of jellyfish and tropical penguins. Moody Gardens Aquarium features marine life from four regions of the world including the Gulf of Mexico to South Atlantic, the South and North Pacific and the Caribbean. And, yes it&#8217;s amazing.</div><div id="pastingspan1">3.<span class="Apple-tab-span"> </span><strong>Trolleys Return</strong> - Galveston&#8217;s<a href=""> old-fashioned trolleys </a>have returned offering routes along the seawall and historic downtown. Trolleys will operate daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Bonus: It&#8217;s free this summer! </div><div id="pastingspan1">4.<span class="Apple-tab-span"> </span><strong>Free Events &amp; Free Tours</strong> &#8211; Visitors to Galveston can enjoy free outdoor movies first Saturdays and free concerts second Saturdays at Saengerfest Park, 23rd &amp; Strand, all summer long. Additionally, enjoy a free fireworks show on 37th &amp; Seawall on Sundays at 9:15pm. Check <a href="">Five Free Tours </a>to enjoy in Galveston blog for additional suggestions. </div><div id="pastingspan1">5.<span class="Apple-tab-span"> </span><strong>Convenience</strong> &#8211; Galveston Island is just a 50-minute drive from the hustle and bustle of Houston. Hobby Airport is 41 miles from Galveston and approximately a 45-minute drive with minimal traffic. Once you are in Galveston, it&#8217;s easy to navigate or take the new Trolley to get oriented. Galveston also offers <a href="">GetMe</a> which is similar to Uber. </div><div id="pastingspan1"></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div id="pastingspan1">After a long day of summer sightseeing, venture to The Historic Strand District for shopping, dining and maybe some ice cream at La King&#8217;s Confectionery or Hey Mikey&#8217;s. Nearby <a href="">Pier 21</a> is also a popular spot for dining and offers a view of the harbor. </div><div id="pastingspan1"></div><div id="pastingspan1">&nbsp;</div><div><strong>Where to Stay:</strong></div><div id="pastingspan1">&#8226;<span class="Apple-tab-span"> </span>For a beach view with history and, of course, Sunday Brunch, stay at <a href=";utm_medium=DiscoverGalveston&amp;utm_campaign=Blog_Post">Hotel Galvez &amp; Spa</a>. The hotel provides a courtesy shuttle to transport hotel guests downtown.</div><div id="pastingspan1">&#8226;<span class="Apple-tab-span"> </span>For a stay in The Historic Strand District, book your stay at <a href=";utm_medium=DiscoverGalveston&amp;utm_campaign=Blog_Post">The Tremont House</a>.</div><div id="pastingspan1">&#8226;<span class="Apple-tab-span"> </span>Or if you want to enjoy of view of the harbor, consider <a href=";utm_medium=DiscoverGalveston&amp;utm_campaign=Blog_Post">Harbor House Hotel &amp; Marina</a> at Pier 21.</div><div id="pastingspan1"></div>
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