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Greetings from Galveston, Courtesy of Jordan Ranch

Greetings from Galveston, Courtesy of Jordan Ranch

October 18, 2018

Dreaming of your next getaway? Warm breezes. Sand between your toes. Awesome seafood. Plenty to do for the entire family with just a smidgeon of me time to make it all worthwhile? We know where you want to be — Galveston.

Galveston is more than a charming little cruise ship stopover. It’s an action-packed beach town and the perfect weekend staycation. Think palm trees, 32 miles of beaches, a boardwalk on steroids, beautiful Victorian architecture and a roster of water-themed recreational activities — all of it just south of Houston.

Have we piqued your interest? Good, because this month we are giving away a Galveston Staycation! The lucky winner will get a two-night stay and the luxurious San Luis Hotel a 32-acre, beachfront hotel and spa resort. You’ll be able to tool around the island in a rented BMW. We’ll also give you passes to the Pleasure Pier and Moody Gardens. Finally, you’ll get a $500 Visa gift card to use any way you like.

The Pleasure Pier is a beach boardwalk paradise offering more than 15 rides and attractions, midway games, shops and eateries. It juts out from the Texas Gulf Coast, so the views are spectacular.

Moody Gardens isn’t exactly a garden. It’s a 242-acre theme park. There’s an aquarium, an indoor rainforest, one MG 3D theater and one 4d Special FX theater, a paddlewheel boat, a ropes course and zip line, a discovery pyramid with rotating attractions and more. Seasonal attractions such as the annual Festival of Lights in the winter draw huge crowds.

For sunbathing, there’s no better place than Stewart Beach. You can rent a chair and an umbrella then sit back and watch the waves while the kids make sandcastles. Prefer more city than beach? Not to worry. The Strand is a five-block, National Historic Landmark District featuring shops, galleries, bars and restaurants housed in 19th-century buildings in downtown Galveston.

To win the staycation, all you need to do is visit Jordan Ranch between now and Oct. 31. Pick up a stamp card at any of our 12 gorgeous model homes. Tour our models and get your card stamped. Visit two models and you’ll get two chances to win. Visit all 12, and you’ll get three chances! Don’t forget to fill out the back of your stamp card so we know how to contact you if you win. Finally, drop off your stamp card in the box at The Shed, our fabulous amenity center. You’ll know it by the lazy river surrounding the resort style pool.

If you win, send us a postcard. We’d love Greetings from Galveston. Then come back to your new home in Jordan Ranch and tell us all about it.

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