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Explore Galveston Island on a Budget

We are halfway through 2018 and summer fun in the sun is here. If you want to enjoy Galveston Island on a budget, then read on to see the top things to do. Salt life is enticing to many for a list of reasons that vary from person to person. Ever wonder why every summer break, you want to run to the beach? Well indulge your vacation senses and join in on the festivities of Galveston TX. Whether you are on a summer break, a vacation getaway, or just a day off and a short drive from home, Galveston has plenty to do that won't break the bank.

Budget is a fluid term that doesn't mean equal amounts to everyone, so below we have broken down activities into price brackets. Read the article in its entirety for a grand idea of things to do, because you can always plan another trip to the Island, or find your bracket of preference, and get started on the fun today.

$50 or less

  • Tremont House Rooftop Bar – take in some libations with your rooftop view of downtown Galveston and the harbor.A breathtaking sight, a breeze in the night and music and entertainment until closing
  • Pleasure Pier – ride the roller coasters, play some games, eat some grub, and enjoy music throughout the night
  • Moody Gardens – the approximate cost for a single entry. Amusement park with an aquarium
  • Schlitterbahn – the approximate cost for a single entry. Water park

$15 or less

  • Pleasure Pier – No rides, but you get access to the pier, where you can sit in the rocker and enjoy the music, the breeze, and the sounds of the ocean
  • Elissa – Dockside site for a historical ship
  • Bishop's Palace – Take a public tour of this historic mansion


  • Saengerfest Park – Saturday night movie with a twist
  • Walk the beach
  • Walk the strand
  • Galveston Island State Park

This list is only the beginning of the endless opportunities awaiting your exploration and experience on Galveston Island. The amount of fun you can have depends on you. If you want to do everything on this list and more, the best place for you to stay while you enjoy Galveston Island is Galveston Beach Condos. Check here for our availability. 

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