Galveston is an island in Texas and it holds a special place in my heart. My very first cruise ship job was in Galveston and that is where I met my husband.
It’s a bit of a ghost town but if you’ve got the time to explore, it’s full of surprises. For example, we had a yummy lunch at the upperclass Tremont Hotel Café and then walked a few feet down the road and browsed through the dusty rafters of the Nautical Store.
Galveston is full of contrasts too. You have pick-up trucks, cowboy shops and places to buy salt water taffy and then the next block over you will find yourself perusing an antique store, art gallery, or used book store.
And while I’m on the subject of book stores, Galveton Bookshop is a staple of this town and my favourite place to hang out. You can bring in your old used books and get store credits and also scratch Gus behind the ears while browsing their selection. This bookshop and Gus, have survived many hurricanes and flooding over the years and yet here they are, still going strong!
My newest discovery in this sleepy little seaside town is the kitschiest shop called “Flea by the Sea”. I love everything in there and the name is adorable, don’t you think?
I never get tired of roaming the streets of Galveston. Until next time my friend 🙂 stay dry and safe!