Galveston, Texas, is one of the most underrated beach getaway spots in the United States. A stay at Moody Gardens Hotel is the perfect arrangement for anyone looking to get away this autumn, and with our gorgeous rooms, on-site amenities, and coastal views, there’s no better place to spend a weekend. But if you’re still not sold on the idea, here are the top 10 reasons Moody Gardens is one of the best weekend getaways in Texas, and why you should plan your visit this autumn.

1. Stunning Guest Rooms

Each room at Moody Gardens Hotel is created with you in mind. This means that even without leaving your room, you’ll be guaranteed one of the best weekend getaways in Texas. Here, you’ll find every amenity you need to feel right at home, but will also be met with beautiful views of the bay, as well as spacious accommodations with luxury amenities. Each room’s design was inspired by the nearby Gulf, so you can be sure to relax during your time here.

2. Sweet Suites

If you want an even more luxurious stay to truly make this the best weekend getaway in Texas you’ve ever had, be sure to book one of Moody Gardens’ Gulf Coast Suites. Each one is unique and includes a living and dining area with a bar and a view of Galveston. You’ll have the choice between a one-bedroom or two-bedroom, so you can choose which suite best fits your needs.

3. Delicious Dining

When you stay at Moody Gardens, you can be sure to experience one of the best weekend getaways in Texas, especially when it comes to dining on the hotel property. Shearn’s Seafood and Prime Steaks is one of the best seafood restaurants in Galveston and specializes in fresh food combined with stunning views of the coast. But Shearn’s isn’t the only restaurant on the premises—head to Café in The Park for some relaxation, and Moody Brews for some delicious morning coffee.

4. Relax at the Spa

It’s called Moody Gardens Hotel for a reason! This luxury hotel is ready to pamper you, and turn this into the best weekend getaway in Texas you could possibly ask for. From a Swedish Massage to a Deep Tissue Massage or a couples retreat that includes chocolate strawberries and champagne, there’s something relaxing for everyone at Moody Gardens’ Spa.

5. Stay Moving at the Fitness Center

An autumn retreat doesn’t have to mean sitting around. At the Galveston Fitness Center, you’ll have access to treadmills, ellipticals, free weights, and more, 24 hours a day. You’ll also be able to relax after your workout in the on-site showers and dry sauna. If yoga is more your speed, get ready to relax and move during Saturday and Sunday yoga classes, which are sure to make this the best weekend getaway in Texas you’ve ever had.

6. The Moody Gardens Pyramids

One of the things that is bound to make this the best weekend getaway to Texas ever are the Pyramids. On the Moody Gardens premises, you’ll find three pyramids ready to take you on an adventure to a faraway land, right in the heart of Texas. You’ll get to visit the Aquarium Pyramid, where you’ll find penguins, stingrays, sharks, and more. You can take a journey through the Rainforest Pyramid, which will bring you through the rainforests of Asia, Africa, and the Americas. And you can explore the Discovery Museum, which is there to provide educational fun for all!

7. Play a Round of Golf

For those looking to truly relax during your weekend getaway, a trip to Moody Gardens Golf Course is sure to do the trick. Newly renovated, this public course is perfect for anyone looking to play a round while taking in the view. This truly is the perfect combination for anyone trying to make this their best weekend getaway to Texas and is something you definitely can’t miss.

Photo of Moody Gardens' Sky Trail Ropes Course, Home to the Best Weekend Getaways in Texas.8. Zip Through the Sky

Moody Gardens has its very own Rope Course and Zip Line! This is sure to put a smile on everyone’s faces, as the Sky Trail Ropes Course is the tallest on the Gulf Coast! The Moody Gardens Zip Line takes you through Palm Beach—60 feet in the air! And if you have smaller travelers with you, take them to the Sky Tykes Rope Course for the best weekend getaway in Texas yet!

9. Packages for an Easier Stay

For those not sure where to start when it comes to booking their best weekend getaway in Texas you’ve ever had, Moody Gardens offers packages perfect for helping you plan your stay. From the Babe’s Beach Package to our Romance Packages, there’s something for every type of stay when you book your getaway with Moody.

10. A Top-Quality Hotel

Truly, when it comes to planning what’s going to be one of the best weekend getaways in Texas you’ve ever had, a stay at Moody Gardens Hotel is the place to start. This is the ultimate spot for the perfect autumn getaway to help you enjoy the sun just a little bit longer. From gorgeous Gulf-inspired rooms to incredible museums to explore, there’s nothing not to love from a stay at Moody Gardens!