The island city of Galveston, Texas, is the perfect LGBT-friendly oasis, complete with gorgeous beaches, historical architecture and a long list of fantastic restaurants and shops.

Located in southern Texas, this beautiful Victorian city is one of the most LGBT-friendly communities in Texas and can be the ideal vacation spot for any that choose to visit.

Find great LGBT friendly accommodation

When planning your trip to Galveston, Texas, take the time to look through the many LGBT welcoming lodging options available to you. Here are some spots to consider:

The Mermaid & Dolphin

  • Historic Bed and Breakfast
  • 1103-Thirty-Third Street
  • Galveston, TX, USA
  • 409-762-1561

Tremont House

  • 2300 Ships Mechanic Row
  • Galveston, TX, 77550
  • 409-763-0300

Paradise Guesthouse

  • 2317 Bernardo de Galvez
  • Galveston, TX, 77550
  • 409-762-6677

Spend a night out on the town

Once you’ve checked in and dropped your bags, it’s time to start experiencing Galveston life. With more than 100 restaurants sprinkled throughout the city, there are many excellent dining options in Galveston. You will find everything from casual to fine dining, and you can expect to see a lot of seafood and Cajun inspired cuisine on the menus. Why not try:

The Spot

  • Restaurant and Tiki Bar
  • 3204 Seawall Boulevard
  • 409-621-5237

Rudy and Paco

  • 2028 Post office Street (21st street)
  • Galveston, TX 77550
  • 409-762-3696

Gaido’s Famous Seafood Restaurant

  • 3900 Seawall Blvd.
  • (409)762-9625

Then again, if you are looking for a little more excitement, the nightlife in Galveston is always bursting with activity.

Soak in the sun

The sandy gulf beaches of Galveston are hard to beat, so pack up your swimsuit, hat and sunblock and head down to the water to spend some much earned time in the sun.

Head for East Beach, the largest beach in Texas renowned for its high energy beach parties, or enter a sandcastle competition or volleyball tournament at Stewarts Beach.

East Beach

  • 1923 Boddeker Drive
  • Phone: (409)797-5111

Stewart Beach

  • 201 Seawall Blvd.
  • Phone: (409)797-5182

Slow down in Galveston

Rich in history and culture, Galveston is the perfect place for art and history enthusiasts.

Attend the Artwalk, a special event that takes place in Galveston every six weeks. Indulge in wine and cheese as you are guided through the streets of town and led into different shops and art galleries along the way.

Then, spend an afternoon horseback riding or even rent a carriage and take a tour of the historical homes (some over 175 years old).

There is something for everyone on the island of Galveston, TX, so pack your bags and head down for an amazing LGBT friendly vacation.


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Consider Galveston, Texas, for an LGBT Friendly Vacation


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