Best Spots for Holiday Photos in Galveston
Your Galveston vacation rental should include time to snap your favorite Instagram-worthy holiday photos. We all know an essential part of a family vacation is capturing the moment. And Galveston offers some great backdrops for your holiday pics.
Here are our Five Spots for Holiday Photos in Galveston:
- Galveston’s Beachfront – Put on your favorite holiday attire minus the shoes and roll up your pants for a fun family photo at the beach. You’ll find plenty of spots on the beach near your vacation rental. A popular place for photographs is on the east side of the island at Beach Town. There’s a walkway near the Porch Café that provides convenient access to the beach. Free.
- Downtown Galveston – Saengerfest Park, located at 2302 Strand, is decorated with a 35-foot Christmas Tree. This park is picture-perfect for photos both day and night. The Downtown businesses make sure Downtown Galveston is beautifully decorated for the holidays. Free.
- Moody Gardens Festival of Lights – This annual holiday attraction, located at One Hope Blvd, is definitely something to add to your Galveston holiday itinerary. Festival of Lights takes you through more than a million-holiday light through a one-mile pathway. There will be plenty of photo opportunities at this daily event. Remember to bring your selfie stick. Paid admission.
- Gingerbread Creations of Art – Both Hotel Galvez & Spa and The Tremont House feature incredibly designed gingerbread displays in the hotel lobbies. It’s worth a stop while you explore Galveston for a quick photo. And while you’re out, Moody Gardens Hotel always has an incredible display in their hotel lobby and makes an excellent backdrop for the obligatory Christmas tree photo. Free.
- East End Historic District – One of Galveston’s oldest neighborhoods, the East End Historic District is known for its beautiful architecture. And the area embraces the holidays with lights strung over the streets and holiday decorations galore. Insider Tip: Look for the lights on Ball Street between 19th and 13th Streets. You’ll also want to venture a block over to Sealy Street. Free.
Make the most of these holiday travel tips and enjoy your next getaway in Galveston. Ryson Vacation Rentals offers more than 200 properties across the island that provide plenty of reasons to visit Galveston in the fall. If you need help planning your visit, Gulf Coast Concierge is available to assist.
Author: Christine Hopkins
Christine 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.