The Unveiling of “Café in the Park”

Don't miss a dining experience the whole family will love at Cafe in the ParkBeautiful Galveston Island is the ideal destination for family vacations. By offering diverse activities and entertainment on one island, Galveston makes vacation planning simple. But Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center is what makes a vacation special. Bright, contemporary and delightfully indulgent, the newly renovated Moody Gardens is the luxury hotel that offers you fun and relaxation in lush surroundings. Whether you want energetic, action-packed days or serene days of lolling away the hours poolside, Moody Gardens has it.

The stunning setting will get your vacation off to a great start. Tropically landscaped, our 242 acres are the perfect backdrop for all the posh amenities offered in this resort. From a full-service spa and heated tropical pool with swim-up bar to championship golf and Kids Crew, Moody Gardens appeals to every member of your family. Its 428 luxurious new guest rooms along with 24-hour room service could easily entice you to remain in your room throughout your entire vacation. But then you’d miss all the pleasures of being there.

Indoor entertainment, for example, offers three pyramids—Aquarium, Discovery and Rainforest —that contain themed attractions, while the activity room offers large-screen TV’s and billiards, among other activities. Zip lining, a ropes course, the Paddlewheel Boat, and of course, the beaches, join golf among the outdoor diversions. And these are just the beginning!

Dining at Moody Gardens is a sensory experience. The Café in the Park, for instance, is definitely a venue you don’t want to miss. Formerly The Terrace, this casually elegant restaurant is the result of a recent renovation, creating a park-like ambience with live trees and plants that underscore your feeling of dining al fresco. With a new menu to highlight this fresh atmosphere, Café in the Park serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The wonderfully memorable weekend fare, with omelet and waffle bars as well as buffets, will have you feasting at every meal. Meanwhile, casual attire makes this a delightfully comfortable place for the whole family.

Having so much available to you in one location means those family trips plagued by long lines in hot amusement parks can now be over. For more on Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center, check our website’s home page or give us a call at (409) 741-8484. We’ll be happy to take care of all the details for you. Then all you need to do is come enjoy your getaway!

Impress Your Palate at Shearn’s 4-Diamond Restaurant

Fine dining among the pyramids of Galveston Bay

Shearn's is one of the finest dinning experiences available at Moody GardensGalveston’s irresistible charm is a wonderful mix of romantic history and contemporary excitement. French pirates were the first to settle here, but they never imagined that the island would eventually be crowned with glass pyramids. As you cross the causeway from Houston over Galveston Bay, Moody Gardens welcomes you with its breathtaking signature structures. There’s so much to explore at this unique resort including a fine dining experience set nine stories above the bay.

Delicious Standards

Winning AAA Four Diamond recognition for excellence in dining is an extraordinary accomplishment. Shearn’s Seafood and Prime Steaks lays rightful claim to 10 of these coveted awards. Located on the ninth floor of the Moody Gardens Hotel, this world-class establishment serves the finest cuisine in the region with all the extras you expect. Premium service complements a beautiful dining room graced with stunning views of sunsets over the bay. Moody Gardens Hotel General Manager, Garvin O’Neil, credits the appreciation of guests as well as the restaurant’s high standards for the past decade of awards and accolades.

Delectable Classics

White table cloths and sparkling crystal set the tone in this upscale venue, but you don’t need a tux to be seated. Well-dressed casual reigns, and island chic is always welcome. The culinary talents of chef Urs Schmid celebrate both fresh seafood and prime steaks with delicious flair. Enticing appetizers range from jumbo Gulf shrimp cocktails to heavenly lump crab salads. The best reason to never dine alone at Shearn’s is simple: You don’t have to choose between the blackened red snapper or Chateaubriand. Sharing is the best way to savor the entire menu, but if you do fly solo, the decadent desserts are all yours.

Island Adventures

While you enjoy a classic cocktail at Shearn’s lovely piano bar, reflect in the soft lights of the pyramids that beckon just beyond the picture windows. Each one showcases a special theme with guest adventures centered around tropical rainforests, beautiful aquariums and interactive science exhibits. Call it an evening, retire to one of the hotel’s 428 luxurious rooms, and plan on a bowl of Shearn’s legendary shrimp gumbo or silky lobster bisque for lunch. With more than 420 lush acres to roam, you’ll be glad you fortified yourself for all the adventures you’ll find in this extraordinary location.

Whether you’re conducting business or escaping for a weekend, Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa & Convention Center welcomes you to Galveston. Soak up the sights, explore the pyramids, and satisfy the gourmet in your soul with the finest dining on the island at Shearn’s Seafood and Prime Steaks.