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November 1, 2022

This Valentine’s Day, Take Your Crush to the Texas Gulf Coast

February is right around the corner, and love is in the air! It’s about time to start making plans for you and your sweetie this Valentine’s Day. What better way to show your better half some love than taking a trip to the Texas Gulf Coast? 

And since Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday this year, it’s easier than ever to plan a weekend getaway for two. Rest assured Galveston has everything you need for an unforgettable romantic getaway — including gorgeous beaches, epic sunsets, decadent restaurants, and quaint boutiques to browse through. 

At BeachBox, we also have the perfect spot to relax and pop open a bottle of bubbly. This Valentine’s Day, skip the cold, generic hotel and rent a private, relaxing home for two instead like Historic Haven (pictured above). Kick back on your private deck with a glass of wine, curl up on the sofa for a rom-com marathon, and prepare an intimate dinner for two in your flawless, fully-equipped kitchen. Most of our homes are steps away from the ocean.

When you’re ready to leave your cozy love nest and go exploring, here are some of our favorite romantic spots on the Texas Gulf Coast. 

The Rooftop Bar at The Tremont House

Galveston’s only rooftop venue, this spectacular space has been a local favorite since it opened in 2011. There are comfortable sectional sofas to lounge on and cafe tables, as well. The views are everything you would expect from a rooftop— sweeping, panoramic, and completely show-stopping.

After the sun sets, The Rooftop Bar is lit up by a tall Manzanita tree and potted plants draped in glowing twinkle lights. The effect is intimate and lovely. It’s the perfect Valentine’s Day spot to savor a single malt scotch or sip a glass of wine as you gaze out at the lights of Galveston below.

The Spa at the Hotel Galvez

What better way to pamper yourself and someone you love than to indulge in an unforgettable afternoon at The Spa at the Hotel Galvez? Located in Galveston, this stunning hotel is full of elegant history and luxurious amenities. 

Relax in the Eucalyptus Steam Room. Find your zen in the Meditation Garden. Have all of your stress gently kneaded away during a Texas Ruby massage (they use a delicious ruby red grapefruit essential oil). Enjoy a Customized Cleansing Facial or a Refueling Men’s Facial. And before you leave, have your hair and nails done, too. You’ll leave the spa feeling peaceful and rejuvenated — and ready for a romantic night on the town.

Grotto Ristorante

With a menu of world-class Italian cuisine served in an elegant, intimate dining room, Grotto Ristorante was practically designed for romantic dinner dates. Located right on the Seawall, you can take a slow stroll along the water before or after dinner. And the friendly and attentive staff will cater to your every need.

The classic Italian fare here is always a crowd pleaser — like four-cheese ravioli, spaghetti bolognese, or veal parmigiana. But where the Grotto really stands out from the crowd are their signature dishes. Try their Salmon Brioso served with crabmeat and asparagus risotto. Another favorite is the Cioppino, an Italian seafood stew sourced with locally caught Gulf snapper, shrimp, and mussels. They serve up some authentic, wood-fired pizzas as well. 

Stay at The Victoria House

Located across the street from Adoue Park, this regal and romantic hideaway is the perfect spot for a Valentine’s Day home base in Galveston. With charming, historic details, twelve-foot ceilings, and refinished hardwood floors, The Victoria House is nestled in that sweet spot right in between the beach and the Strand.

For a Valentine’s Day getaway, you can stroll right from The Victoria House to all of the mouth-watering restaurants, cute shops, casual cafes, and intimate bars downtown. Kick back in the spacious master suite or relax on the front porch rocking chairs with a glass of sweet tea and your sweetheart. When you arrive at The Victoria House and view the whimsical lavender facade — you’ll know you’ve picked the perfect, romantic place. 

Want some extra Valentine’s Day bonus points? Order flowers from The Galveston Flower Company to be delivered right to your door when you arrive. 

Explore Surfside Beach

If your idea of romance includes strolls along the beach, cozy bonfires, and seaside stargazing, perhaps a stay in Surfside Beach (pictured above) is more your style. Located about an hour south of Galveston, Surfside Beach is known for its laid-back charm, slowed-down vibe, and world-class beach. 

A BeachBox home like Beachfront A-Frame is the perfect place to cozy up for a romantic weekend in Surfside Beach. You’ll love the retro flair and adorable open layout of this classic, beachy oasis. There’s a large deck for sunning, a firepit for snuggling, and sparkling views of the Gulf of Mexico. You’ll also be right around the corner from some popular, casual dining spots like the Jetty Shack and Beach Front Deck Bar & Grill for an easy dinner for two. 

Make BeachBox Your Wingman This Valentine’s Day

The clock is ticking! Valentine’s Day 2021 is only a few short weeks away. Make this year extra-special by whisking your honey away on a romantic, relaxing trip to the Texas Gulf Coast that the two of you will never forget. 

The local experts at BeachBox love nothing more than finding you that perfect coastal getaway home you’ve been daydreaming about. We can help with restaurant reservations and flower delivery, too! Simply give us a call or drop us a line today, and let’s get started making Valentine’s Day 2021 “unforgettable… in every way.”

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