Of course, being after Christmas and followed by the cruise, we are a tight budget. Here is our Galveston on a budget itinerary. Which is complete subject of change of course.
Day One: Arrive, Check in and Check it out!
The Beachcomber Inn will be our pre cruise hotel. I booked it for 2 nights for less that $65 total. That includes tax and a continental breakfast. So, it certainly fits in the budget category.
A five star stay it is not, but the trip advisor reviews are decent and the price is right. I always try to book somewhere with a complimentary breakfast. It helps cut the food bill. However, we have also stayed at condo rentals where you can save by cooking your own meals. However, for me vacation is NOT cooking.
We plan to spend the first day checking things out and seeing what is new as well as families places. The first new spot to see is the new Pleasure Pier. It is ironic to post in a budget post, because it is pretty pricey. $10 JUST to walk on plus rides. That adds up with a family of 4.
I have not decided if we will actually do this, but it will be our splurge if we do .I have a feeling the boys will decided this for me at first glance. The Sassy Girl will be upset she cant ride the big rides. Regardless, it is something new to see, even if from a distance.
The self guided tree sculpture tour is free. After the last major hurricane many of the towering trees were demolished. A talented artist has turned what was left of the trees into works of art.
You can print a map of the sculptures and check them out. It seems like a neat way to tour Galveston. There are birds, guitars,and mermaids to see. The details and map are available on the Galveston website.
La King's Confectionery is a throwback to the 1920's when folks came out to the local confectionery to enjoy treats and visit. According to my research, you can watch them make handmade candy and then treat yourself to the oldest ice cream in Texas.
We enjoyed watching the candy making in New Orleans and loved eating the candy after ward, so we are looking forward to checking out these Galveston made goodies.
To keep it budget friendly, we each order something different and share!