You don’t have to break the bank to still have fun on your next Galveston vacation. This coastal resort city boasts a diverse selection of affordable attractions to take advantage of. You’ll have no trouble filling your visit with memorable experiences for the whole family! We’ve put together a list of our favorite budget-friendly activities to check out the next time you visit Galveston:
Experience the nostalgia for days gone by at this classic candy store and ice cream parlour. Making a trip to La King’s Confectionery will satisfy visitors of all ages! Fill a shopping bag with colorful and tasty treats from the Candy Counter. See (and taste!) firsthand the art of taffy pulling and candy making. Then cool off from the Texas heat with a delicious old-fashioned ice cream soda at the soda fountain.
In Galveston, fishing is free for anyone with a Texas fishing license. Rent or pack your own fishing gear and then head out to the water to fish to your heart’s content. There’s plenty of beachfront and offshore fishing locations in Galveston, TX. Or you can even stay right here at Galveston Bay RV Resort and take advantage of our two lighted fishing piers
Galveston, TX is home to a wide variety of birds making this area and our RV campground a popular spot for birdwatchers from all over the country. With over 300 species of birds that migrate through Galveston throughout the year, visitors have no trouble trying out birding. Check out our article on the birds of Galveston Bay to learn more!
When you visit Galveston, TX, make sure to take a ride on the Bolivar Ferry! This well-known and free attraction takes passengers on an approximately 20-minute ride between Port Bolivar and Galveston. It’s a great way to enjoy the Gulf waters and maybe even see a dolphin or two!
Take a stroll along the continuous sidewalk of Seawall Boulevard or spend the day out on the sand. From swimming and beach volleyball to biking and more, visiting a Galveston beach such as Seawall Beach is an affordable and enjoyable way to experience the island with your family.