Introduction: Holiday Trip to Galveston, Texas

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Introduction: Holiday Trip to Galveston Island
Review: Courtyard Marriott Galveston
Review: Cajun Greek
Review: Sunflower Bakery
Review: BLVD Seafood
Review: Pleasure Pier
Review: Jimmy’s on the Pier
Review: Pho Tai
Review: Gypsy Joynt

Hi. Welcome to my next trip report. I recently spent a few days over the July 4th weekend on Galveston Island, which is a short drive south of Houston. This was my first trip to Galveston, even though I have lived in Texas for seven years (on and off). The weather was tropical (read, wet, sunny, humid). There was multiple rain showers per day. The sun quickly appeared after the showers which made it humid. This was definitely an experience to remember.

I drove to Galveston from my home in north Texas. The drive took a little more than six hours. While driving through Houston, we encountered heavy rains that closed portions of Interstate 45.

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Upon arrival in Galveston, we quickly checked into the Courtyard Marriott. It was a decent enough property. The staff were friendly and the pool was a nice oasis on the muggy days.

Courtyard Marriott Galveston
Courtyard Marriott Galveston
Courtyard Marriott Galveston
Courtyard Marriott Galveston King Bed
Courtyard Marriott Galveston
Courtyard Marriott Galveston Pool

While in Galveston, we ate SO. MUCH. FOOD. This started with a visit to Cajun Greek restaurant.

Cajun Greek Restaurant
Cajun Greek Restaurant
Cajun Greek Restaurant
Cajun Greek Restaurant Seafood Sampler

We decided to eat at Sunflower Bakery the next morning. It was one (of two) restaurants that I enjoyed on the island.

Sunflower Bakery

Sunflower Bakery
Sunflower Bakery Sausage and Grits

The next restaurant that we visited was BLVD Seafood. It was a cozy little place right near the beach.

BLVD Seafood

BLVD Seafood
BLVD Seafood Sampler

After gorging ourselves, we decided to visit Pleasure Pier. Pleasure Pier is a small amusement park located on (you guessed it) a pier.

Pleasure Pier

Pleasure Pier
Pleasure Pier Teacup Ferris Wheel
Pleasure Pier
Pleasure Pier Sky Swing

Everyone that I spoke with told me that I had to check out Jimmy’s on the Pier. It did not disappoint, the views from the restaurant were amazing.

Jimmy's On The Pier

Jimmy's On The Pier
Jimmy’s On The Pier
Jimmy's On The Pier
View from Jimmy’s On The Pier

We visited Pho Tai (Vietnamese noodle house) because we were done sampling the “local” seafood. Pho Tai was the best restaurant that I visited while in Galveston.

Pho Tai

Pho Tai
Pho Tai’s A7. Brisket, pork, and tendon pho.

The last restaurant that we visited was Gypsy Joynt. This place was definitely an, um, experience.

Gypsy Joynt
Gypsy Joynt Counter
Gypsy Joynt
Gypsy Joynt Biscuit and Gravy

Thanks again for reading and please follow along for more in depth reviews.

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