Your guide to enjoying Memorial Day weekend in Galveston amid coronavirus and social distancing

GALVESTON, TX - MAY 01: People walk along Pleasure Pier after beaches were reopened on May 1, 2020 in Galveston, Texas. As part of phase one Gov. Greg Abbott reopened the beaches to the public Friday along with restaurants and retailers. (Photo by Callaghan O'Hare/Getty Images)
GALVESTON, TX - MAY 01: People walk along Pleasure Pier after beaches were reopened on May 1, 2020 in Galveston, Texas. As part of phase one Gov. Greg Abbott reopened the beaches to the public Friday along with restaurants and retailers. (Photo by Callaghan O'Hare/Getty Images) (2020 Getty Images)

Memorial Day weekend is upon us and this year, you may be missing out on your typical favorite activities including cookouts and outings. However, you don’t need to miss out on all the fun.

If you plan on heading down to Galveston this weekend, here’s everything you need to know:

Hitting the beaches

Galveston’s beaches have been open since May 1, when Gov. Greg Abbott allowed all public beaches in the state to reopen. Social distancing guidelines are encouraged. So if you plan on hitting the beach, find a nice secluded area for you and your family to enjoy.

The parks – including East Beach, Stewart Beach, Dellanera RV Park, Seawall beaches and west-end beaches are open.

Beach parks – Stewart Beach, East Beach and Dellanera RV Park beach – are open from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. — 7 p.m. on weekends. West end beaches and seawall beaches are open 24 hours. Parking is enforced along the seawall from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily and no overnight camping is allowed on the beach.

Ask 2: What are the current rules for Galveston beaches?

While health experts say you don’t need to wear a mask all the time if you’re not surrounded by people, you should be prepared to wear one in case you do end up coming in contact with other people.