Shearn’s Seafood and Prime Steaks July Features

This July Shearn’s Seafood and Prime Steaks will be featuring some tasty specials. Our Spicy and Tangy Tomato & Seafood Soup with Cilantro Pesto is savory and rich. This soup can be paired with the Watermelon & Baby Kale Salad with Feta Cheese & Mint Vinaigrette. Talk about Fresh and invigorating!  For our seafood lovers we have a Sauteed Shrimp with Texas Sweet Corn Spoon Bread topped with Sweet Pepper Coulis and Lobster Cream. Looking to indulge in a little?  Then try our Slow Smoked Texas Red Waddle Pork Tomahawk Chop with Roasted Carrot Puree with Summer Root Vegetables and Blood Orange Gastrique. Don’t forget dressy attire is required no jeans, shorts, swimwear, cutoffs, tank tops or hats allowed in the dining area.

In addition to these spring features Shearn’s is still offering their Tails and Tenderloins on Tuesdays and Wine Down Wednesdays. This means… every Tuesday you can enjoy the decadent pairing of filet mignon and lobster tail. Our chef has a fresh take on creating the perfect combination of seafood and meat.

Wednesdays are meant for wine. Come enjoy our Wine Down Wednesday special where you can come and unwind for a midweek escape. If you are a wine lover, or simply someone who enjoys a week night out, then Wine Down Wednesday at Shearn’s is for you. Grab your girlfriends for a girl’s night out, a quick mom escape, or date night! You’ll be sure to enjoy a great wine Wednesday at Shearn’s with great views.

A New Year Brings New Beginnings At Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center

A new year brings excitement and anticipation and that feeling is electric at Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center. With the swirling vortex that is the holidays, 2017 is a time for us to reflect and focus on the beginnings of what is sure to be a phenomenal year.

Plans are already being made for Galveston Restaurant Week, Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras, Spring Break, Easter, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day and summer. Every event is sure to delight all ages.

Galveston Restaurant Week starts on Saturday and runs until the 22nd (Click here for more details). Shearn’s Seafood and Prime Steaks has a wonderful 3-course menu for only $35. February, 14 is right around the corner and what better way to treat your loved one than with a trip to Shearn’s. Come see why it was named OpenTable’s “100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America” in 2016.

Days after Valentine’s Day, get ready for beads, parades and plenty of entertainment! We offer fantastic hotel packages for those wanting to be in the middle of all of the action. Book a Mardi Gras package February, 17-19, at Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center and you will receive a beautiful guest room for one night, complimentary beads, complimentary scheduled transportation to The Strand. Also, when you stay one night, you will receive two passes to The Strand. (Click here for more Mardi Gras information).

On the heels of Mardi Gras is Spring Break 2017. During this exciting time, Moody Gardens is the place to be. From March 10-19, visit the Rainforest Pyramid, Aquarium Pyramid and Discovery Museum. While staying at the hotel, many children will participate in Kids Crew, our complimentary activities program designed to entertain children and their parents during their stay with us. This year, Kids Crew’s theme is a carnival, so get ready for cotton candy, games and plenty of excitement!

Once Spring Break 2017 is complete, it’s time to get ready for Easter. This year, we will offer our annual Easter Buffet in the Moody Ballroom. Prices are: $55.00 (adults), $45.00 (seniors), $27.00 (4-12) and complimentary mimosas and bloody marys will be served. When checking into the hotel, children will receive an Easter Basket at check-in. Kids Crew will have a petting zoo for children to see chicks, bunnies, ducks and more. Also, Moody Gardens offers an Easter Egg hunt! We do offer Easter weekend hotel packages (April 14-16). Rates start from $189+tax/night. Guests will also receive a $50 resort credit on a 2-night stay.

Show mom some love this year! This Mother’s Day, surprise mom with a trip to Moody Gardens. Book a service at the Spa (Click here to visit the spa page) and treat her to our Mother’s Day Buffet, also held in the Moody Ballroom. Prices are $55.00 (adults), $45.00 (seniors), $27.00 (4-12) and complimentary mimosas and bloody marys will also be served. Mothers will also receive a rose (1 mother, per room) when they enter the buffet.

Right after we finish celebrating mom and all that she does, it’s time to gear up for the summer! With so much in queue, we are excited for what is coming. Our best is yet to come!

Soak Away Your Stress At The Spa

Summertime is here and many of us are always on the go. Going to concerts, cookouts, sporting events, reunions, camping and more. Sometimes, you need to step back, take a breath and take a trip to the Spa at Moody Gardens. Our team can help you relax and feel your best so you can enjoy everything summer has to offer.

Soak in our Belvedere Hydrotherapy tub that offers 147 jets designed to systematically detoxify and massage your body. Treat yourself to a body wrap that is a wonderful moisturizing treatment for the skin. We also can give your skin an amazing glow with our body exfoliation.

If you are not in the mood to get wet, indulge in a Swedish Massage that kneads tight muscles to relieve stress. Bring your sweetie and get a couple’s massage. Performed in our private suite, the relaxing treatment will have you both floating on cloud nine. Enjoy a special girls getaway and treat yourself to manicures, pedicures and facials. Pregnant ladies love our “Mommy-To-Be” service that includes a specially-designed comfort pillow that cradles mother and baby for a well-deserved release from the tensions of pregnancy. (Not eligible during first trimester.) Breathe deep with our aromatherapy upgrades and enjoy the smells of lavender, peppermint, spearmint, chocolate, coconut and more.

Whatever service you receive at the Spa at Moody Gardens, you’ll leave feeling rejuvenated and ready to enjoy the rest of summer.

Spa Hours are Sunday-Thursday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Friday-Saturday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Make reservations now by calling (409) 683-4440 to schedule your next appointment. We cater to guests of Moody Gardens Hotels, as well as local patrons, including corporate groups and bridal parties. Please provide 24-hour notice for cancellations, or charges will apply.

Please provide advance request to ensure your desired appointment time. Walk-ins are welcome based on availability. For parties of five or more and special events, we recommend at least 72-hour advance notice in order to plan the event. A credit card number will hold the reservation time.

Summertime is for Children at Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center

Summer is in full swing at Moody Gardens Hotel and while it’s easy to be enamored with the billiards in the Garden Cay, adult lounge area and swim-up bar at the outdoor pool and fine dining at Shearn’s Seafood and Prime Steaks, it’s often the littlest ones that remind us what summer vacation is all about… playtime and carefree days.

Being a guest at Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center, we go the extra mile to make sure children have an experience of a lifetime. One way we delight the youngest visitors is with our complimentary program, Kids Crew.

Kids Crew offers supervised activities designed for children such as arts and crafts, scavenger hunts around the hotel, dino digs, bounce houses, kite flying, face painting, karaoke, video games, movie nights, s’mores and much more.

Parents must be present throughout the duration of their child’s involvement of the program. Children with special needs are welcome to participate in the Kids Crew program. Let our counselors know in advance and we will do our best to accommodate their needs.

Another popular place that children will love is our new Ropes Course and Zip Line. While the adults can climb on the 5 story structure, there is a ropes course for youngsters. Children between the ages of 2 through 7 love the Sky Tykes Ropes Course. The open course design allows for easy parent participation for any level of assistance needed. Parents are able to walk alongside their child or simply step back and watch them tackle the course independently.

As always, our Rainforest, Aquarium and Discovery Pyramids provide endless entertainment for children and adults. From watching the free roaming monkeys and birds fluttering throughout the temperate climate of the Rainforest Pyramid, to the penguins swimming, seals jumping and sharks gliding majestically throughout 1.5 million gallons of water. A trip to our Discovery Pyramid is sure to leave audiences delighted as they dive in the deep blue sea in the latest immersive experience featuring a world-known cartoon character.

A visit to Moody Gardens will leave the entire family delighted. Want to schedule your family vacation now? Call 1-888-388-8484 and receive a $50 resort credit on your two night stay. Cannot be combined with groups or other discounts.

Summer at Moody Gardens Hotel

Summer is in full swing at Galveston’s family-friendly vacation destination. The lobby at Moody Gardens is bustling with excited guests, the outdoor tropical pool is packed with children splashing and the adult area and swim-up bar is buzzing with excitement that’s insurmountable during the summer months. Just a few steps away, the smell of roasted marshmallows and the sounds of laughter fill the air at the Kids Crew Pad. Summer is about adventure, recharging and reconnecting and families continue to do all three while at Moody Gardens Hotel.

This summer, visit the famous pyramids that make Moody Gardens so special. The Aquarium Pyramid is teaming with aquatic life and the always-popular penguins. You can even meet a penguin. The Moody Gardens Public Penguin Encounter is a 45-minute program designed to allow guests to get up close to one of the penguins from the Aquarium Pyramid South Atlantic Exhibit. Led by a Moody Gardens biologist, the experience starts at the front of the exhibit and takes guests behind the scenes to the penguin food preparation kitchen and the back of the chilly penguin exhibit while discussing penguin biology, conservation, training, enrichment and care. Participants will experience the cool climate, sounds and even smells of the exhibit and witness a penguin create a work of art as part of an enrichment activity for the animal.

Visit the Rainforest Pyramid and feel the temperate climate of a real rainforest. There, you can stroll the canopies among the free roaming monkeys and birds. You can also view snakes, spiders and other creepy-crawlies that are sure to excite and delight.

A trip to the Discovery Pyramid is sure to be a hit for the whole family. Visit our latest immersive experience featuring a world famous cartoon character and go underwater. The 3D journey is packed with special effects and encourages audience interaction. Visit Speed: Science in Motion and learn about the science of Formula 1 racing. See a real race car and work in a real pit lane.

This 4th of July, celebrate Independence Day at Moody Gardens. Visit Palm Beach (admission is included in your hotel stay) and listen to the awesome sounds of Rat Ranch perform at Bands on the Sand, an annual summer concert series. Bands on the Sand highlights local and regional bands every Friday and Saturday night. Each performance is capped off with an awesome firework show over Offats Bayou and the Moody Gardens Pyramids.

Labor Day is the perfect time to discover all things beer at the 6th annual BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival. The three-day festival showcases more than 400 specialty and hard-to-find brews. Guests are treated to the BrewHaHa Grand Tasting and the BrewLicious Brews and Food Pairing, BrewMasters Pub Crawl, Texas Brewery Tasting Tour as well as Beach, Brews and Bands. For those wanting to stay at Moody Gardens during the BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival, we are offering 20% off rooms and a $50 resort credit on a two night stay. For complete BrewMasters pricing, go to www.bremastersbeerfest.com.

Love sailing on Offats Bayou? Bring your boat to Moody Gardens and dock it at our marina. For guests who want to bring their boat, Moody Gardens has a 16 slip marina. 12 slips can accommodate boats up to 42 feet and 4 slips that can accommodate 60 feet or more.  We charge $1.50 per foot Sunday – Thursday and $2.50 per foot on Fridays – Saturdays. Also booking a marina slip gives you full access to Palm Beach as well as the fitness center located in the Spa. Call 1-888-388-8484 to reserve your slip.

Moody Gardens Hotel is THE Place for Family Fun this Summer!

Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center is the most family-friendly resort on Galveston Island! From lazy summer days at the pool, celebrating holidays and endless fun with Kids Crew activities, Moody Gardens Hotel is guaranteed to provide endless fun, excitement and entertainment for you and your family.

Spend a beautiful summer day at the pool at Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center. Children love jumping, splashing and playing underneath the waterfall and adults love the Jacuzzi, swim-up bar, adult lounge areas, cabanas and poolside beds. With all the awesome amenities at the pool, it’s no wonder why it’s the most popular place during the summer. Another popular place is Blossom’s, our poolside snack bar. There you can get casual cuisine, tropical beverages and ice cream.

Staying at Moody Gardens Hotel during the 4th of July weekend? You will be treated to the best Independence Day celebration on the Island. We will delight guests with a spectacular fireworks display over Offats Bayou. The fireworks display is part of Bands on the Sand, a summer concert series at Palm Beach. Palm Beach is our private waterpark and admission is included in all guest room stays. At Palm Beach, you can splash at our splash pad, slide down our two 18-foot tower water slides, drift along in our lazy river or ride the waves in our wave pool. Palm Beach is the only place on Galveston Island where you will find white sand beaches.

Parents and children of all ages love staying at Moody Gardens Hotel because of all of the complimentary activities we offer for our youngest guests. Guests checking into the hotel will receive a free kids fun pack at check-in. At Kids Crew, parents are encouraged to participate in the fun that ranges from roasting s’mores, a bounce house, face painting, balloon art, arts & crafts, movie nights, karaoke, scavenger hunts and much more. These activities are a great way to get the family together for some quality time.

Don’t forget that Moody Gardens has a phenomenal Ropes Course and Zip Line. There are more than 30 different ways to complete the ropes course. There is even a course for youngsters that allow adults to walk alongside. Once you reach the top of the Ropes Course, enjoy the five story view as you glide along the zip line. On the return trip, take in the views of Palm Beach and Moody Gardens.

Aside from the picturesque hotel, you will notice three gorgeous pyramids. They are the Discovery, Aquarium and Rainforest Pyramids. The Discovery Pyramid houses traveling exhibits and is currently showing Speed: Science in Motion exhibit as well as the latest immersive experience with a world-known popular cartoon character. The Aquarium has more than 1.5 million gallons of water and is teaming with seals, sharks and penguins. The Rainforest treats guests to the climate that is true of a real rainforest. Guests can feel the warmth, moisture and humidity among the free roaming monkeys, birds and butterfly gardens.

For guests who want to bring their boat, Moody Gardens has a 16 slip marina. 12 slips can accommodate boats up to 42 feet and 4 slips that can accommodate 60 feet or more. We charge $1.50 per foot Sunday – Thursday and $2.50 per foot on Fridays – Saturdays. Also booking a marina slip gives you full access to Palm Beach as well as the fitness center located in the Spa. Call 1-888-388-8484 to reserve your slip.

Moody Gardens provides everything for a family to have a memorable experience. From poolside fun, live music and fireworks, physical activities and trips to the pyramids, it’s no wonder why Moody Gardens is at the top of everyone’s summer vacation list.

Summer Means Sun, Sand and Fun at Moody Gardens!

Summer is the time to take advantage of the spectacular weather, mesmerizing views and the phenomenal attractions that makes Moody Gardens so special. From the complimentary Kids Crew activities, hotel amenities, Palm Beach, Bands on the Sand, attractions, spa and golf course, Moody Gardens Hotel is the perfect getaway.
Children staying at Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center will receive a free kids fun pack at check-in. The kids fun pack is part of our Kids Crew program. The complimentary activities allow children to participate in hoola-hoop and limbo contests, Wii competitions, face painting, dino digs and s’mores.
Children aren’t the only ones excited to stay at Moody Gardens Hotel. Adults love staying here as well. With our Texas-sized outdoor tropical pool with swim-up bar, adult lounge and cabanas, we have everything to make your stay a memorable one. Play a game of billiards in our Garden Cay Activity Room and watch sports on our mounted flat screen televisions.
Another place that is sure to be popular all summer long is Palm Beach. Palm Beach passes are included for all hotel patrons. There, guests can play in the white sand, swim in the wave pool, drift along in the lazy river, slide down the two 18-foot tower slides and splash on the splash pad. Palm Beach is open for weekends May 16-June 5 and will open daily starting June 6-August 23.
The sun setting at Palm Beach is just the beginning at Moody Gardens. Starting June 6-August 8, every Friday and Saturday night guests can enjoy Bands on the Sand. The popular concert series showcases local and regional bands capped off with a massive fireworks display over Offats Bayou and the Moody Gardens pyramids.
For those wanting a birds-eye view of Moody Gardens, be sure to visit the Ropes Course and Zip Line. With more than 40 different ways to tackle the ropes course cap off your achievement with a round-trip on our zip line. There is even a ropes course for the little adventurer’s that allows parents to walk beside their child.
Visit the Aquarium Pyramid and get up close with sharks, penguins and hundreds of marine life from the deepest depths of the oceans. Walk to the Rainforest Pyramid and feel the temperature and humidity of a real rainforest. See free roaming animals and learn about conservation. Explore the enhanced Discovery Pyramid and see the latest traveling exhibition, Speed: Science in Motion and go underwater with our new immersive experience that is sure to leave you delighted.
Enjoy a trip to the Spa at Moody Gardens Hotel and let us rub, buff and massage the stress of the day away. Get a manicure and pedicure or have a special couple’s treatment in our private suite with Hydrotherapy tubs designed to detoxify and massage the body. Visit our full-service salon and get a makeover with a haircut and style and leave looking ready for your close-up.
A popular place known for its great views is the Moody Gardens Golf Course. With 18 holes of championship quality golf, the tropical atmosphere highlighted by the Moody Gardens pyramids creates an amazing setting for a game of golf.
With so much to offer, it’s easy to see why Moody Gardens is the place to be this summer season.
For more information go to www.moodygardenshotel.com or www.moodygardens.org.

Celebrate Upcoming Holidays at The Moody Gardens Hotel

Mother’s Day

Stay in our updated guest rooms
Mother’s eat free at our special mother’s day buffet*
15% off signature spa services
* some restrictions apply

Memorial Day

$50 resort credit on a two night stay**
Visit SPEED: Science in Motion and investigate the technology of Formula One auto racing. See a pit lane, workshop and physical testing environments.
Kids Crew: Scavenger hunts, movie nights, Wii competitions, bounce house, s’mores and more
Meet Sunny the Penguin- The King of Cool every morning and Friday night
Test your agility on the new ropes course and zip line
Explore the Rainforest, Aquarium and Discovery Pyramids
Play at Palm Beach and the Lazy River
Lounge at our Texas-sized heated outdoor swimming pool
Blossoms Ice Cream serving Blue Bell Ice Cream
** must book by calling 1-888-388-8484

Summer

Plenty of Squeals, Smiles and Excitement for the Entire Family

Take a much needed break from the daily grind and enjoy a jammed packed summer getaway that the family will remember forever. Start your mornings at Café in the Park and eat breakfast with our resident King of Cool, Sunny the Penguin, or pop into Moody Brews and enjoy a signature Starbuck beverage and pastries. Then head out for a day of fun-filled excitement for the whole family.

Kids will delight in the Kids Crew Club. Moody Gardens Hotel’s complimentary activities provided to all guests. Throughout the day, children will be able to make balloon art, arts & crafts, sing karaoke, participate in Wii competitions, watch movies under the stars, play musical jump rope, outdoor activities such as soccer, tug of war and s’mores.

For some friendly competition, rack’em up for a game of pool in the Garden Cay Activity Room or play a round of championship golf at the Moody Gardens Golf Course.

Discover an underwater world in one of the world’s largest displays of marine life in our Aquarium Pyramid. Our 1.5 million gallon aquarium is teeming with creatures from tuxedo-clad penguins to seals, stingrays, sharks and more.  Get up close with a real penguin at The Moody Gardens Public Penguin Encounter. The 45-minute program is designed to allow guests to get up close to one of the penguins from the Aquarium Pyramid South Atlantic Exhibit. Participants will experience the cool climate, sounds and even smells of the exhibit and witness a penguin create a work of art as part of an enrichment activity for the animal. Walk along the Rainforest Pyramid and enjoy a rare, up-close and interactive experience with endangered plants and animals ranging from Giant Amazon River Otters to Saki Monkeys and Chinese Alligators. Visit the MG 3D theater and see the latest movies on the world’s first museum-based 4K 3D giant 6 Primary laser projection system. Engage all of your senses at the MG 4D theater. The 3D projection, audio and show control systems along with wind, seat sensors, leg ticklers, scent, misters and snow put you in the action. Live the high-life on an hour-long cruise aboard our Colonel Paddlewheel Boat, a replica of an 1800s paddlewheel boat. Dinner and private cruises are available for groups of 65 or more (Weather permitting).

Take a break from all of the adventure and relax by the pool at Moody Gardens Hotel. Our Texas-size heated tropical pool with adult lounge area, swim-up bar and cabanas and relax with a giant scoop of ice cream from Blossoms.

Special Spring Break rates are available. On March 8-9, rates begin at $189 per night plus tax.* For more information or hotel reservations, call 888-388-8484 or visit moodygardenshotel.com.

*Does not apply to discounted rates, packages, promotions or group rates.