Where to Celebrate Mother’s Day in Galveston

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Have you made your plans for Mother’s Day Weekend in Galveston? While every day should be Mother’s Day, here are some recommendations to celebrate Mother’s Day in Galveston, brunch and some other ideas to make the weekend special.

If you’re eating out… 

If you’re staying on the west end of the island, make a reservation at Waterman’s Restaurant, 14302 Stewart Road. You’ll love their standard menu and, of course, they’ll be doing something special for Mother’s Day. 

Another suggestion is Number 13 Prime Steak & Seafood, 7809 Broadway. For one thing, the view is spectacular from this restaurant. In addition, they offer a Sunday Brunch weekly from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. 

Several hotels are also known for going above and beyond for Mother’s Day, including Moody Gardens Hotel, 7 Hope Blvd., San Luis Resort, 5222 Seawall Blvd., and the Grand Galvez, 2024 Seawall. We suggest you make reservations well in advance. 

And, if you haven’t treated Mom to Gaido’s Seafood Restaurant, 3828 Seawall, it should be on your list for the weekend. The Gaidos family has served fresh Gulf seafood in Galveston since 1911. 

If you’re eating in…

One of the perks of a vacation rental is the option of dining in or dining al fresco. And, so many of our homes offer outdoor dining space. 

These restaurants offer excellent takeout options.

Chef Mary Bass at La Cocina, 1508 39th Street, (409) 795-8963

Mosquito Cafe, 628 14th Street, (409) 763-1010

Gypsy Joynt, 6105 Stewart Road, (409) 497-2069 

Pennie’s Tex-Mex Takeout, 1713 37th Street, (409) 765-5719

ShyKatz Deli & Bakery, 1528 Avenue L, (409) 770-0500 (Insider Tip: You can provide ShyKatz with a family recipe for a dessert and they’ll make it for you).

Other ideas to make Mom feel special during Mother’s Day Weekend:

  • Order flowers and deliver them to your vacation rental for your arrival with Gulf Coast Concierge. She’ll feel special as soon as she walks in the door. 
  • Schedule a cozy fire on the beach with Gulf Coast Concierge. Picture tiki torches, chairs, cornhole, and more. 
  • Have a custom sand sculpture created in honor of our family matriarch. Schedule through Galveston Sandcastles and book in advance. 
  • Plan a professional photography session through Gulf Coast Concierge. You know she’ll love this. Sure, selfies are fun, but there’s nothing better than a professional photo she’ll treasure.  

Make the most of these travel tips and enjoy your Mother’s Day weekend in Galveston. Ryson Vacation Rentals offers more than 200 properties across the island that provide plenty of reasons to visit Galveston during spring break. If you need help planning your visit, Gulf Coast Concierge is available to help.

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Christine Hopkins is a proud BOI, meaning she was “Born on the Island.” She is the co-author of the newly released “100 Things to Do in Galveston Before You Die,” published by Reedy Press. Before the book, she wrote more than 300 blogs on Galveston offering travel tips on what to see and do. Over the years, she’s given hundreds of tours for visiting travel writers showcasing the sites on the island. Currently, she’s a Galveston guide for ToursByLocals.com.