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24 Hours in Galveston Before Setting on the Apostolics At Sea Cruise

The countdown is on for the Apostolics At Sea cruise, but the adventure doesn't have to wait until boarding day. Why not add a Galveston pre-cruise to your journey and soak up the sun, history, and vibrant spirit of this Texas island gem?



51 miles south of Houston, Galveston is more than just a cruise ship gateway. It's a city packed with charm, character, and plenty to keep you entertained for 24 glorious hours before setting sail.


Beach Bliss:

  • Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier: Get your first taste of the Gulf with a stroll on this iconic pier. Rides,games, souvenir shops, and ocean views galore await!

  • Stewart Beach: This postcard-perfect stretch of sand is perfect for soaking up the sun, collecting seashells,and building sandcastles (even adults are allowed!).

  • Galveston Island State Park: Paddle through serene kayak trails, hike over dunes, or cast a line for dinner (and bragging rights) – nature lovers, this one's for you!


History Hounds:

  • East End & Strand Historic Districts: Wander through time on cobblestone streets, marvel at Victorian architecture, and pop into charming shops and cafes.

  • The Bryan Museum: Immerse yourself in the Wild West's stories and artworks, from Native American artifacts to cowboy gear. This museum will transport you back in time!


Foodie Fun:

  • Local Seafood: Dive into fresh Gulf Coast fare at waterfront restaurants, or grab a picnic basket and enjoy your feast on the beach.

  • Strand Avenue Restaurants: This bustling street offers a smorgasbord of culinary delights, from Tex-Mex classics to international tastes.


Bonus Tips:

  • Download the Galveston app for handy maps, restaurant recommendations, and event listings.

  • Consider a trolley tour for a quick and informative overview of the city's highlights.

  • Don't forget your sunscreen, shades, and comfortable shoes – you'll be doing a lot of exploring!


So, Apostolics, ditch the pre-cruise stress and embrace the Galveston adventure! From sun-kissed beaches to rich history, there's something for everyone in this island paradise. Make the most of your 24 hours, and arrive on board feeling refreshed, energized, and ready to experience the Apostolics At Sea voyage of a lifetime!


P.S. Don't forget to share your Galveston pre-cruise adventures with us! Tag your photos #ApostolicsAtSea2024 on social media and let the excitement build!

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