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Make the most of your stay on Galveston Island with our insiders guide to exploring the area. Our monthly Staff Picks highlight all of the historic places, interactive tours, and family-friendly attractions that make our beachfront city so special. Read more to learn about our favorite places to drink, dine, shop, and explore.

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02 Mar

Five Family-Friendly Adventures Under $15 in Galveston

Family vacations are ideal for making lifetime memories, but they can often turn into a budget-buster if you don’t plan ahead. With this in mind, we are suggesting some fun activities that will thrill the family but won’t break the bank.

Galveston Children’s Museum

A splendid destination for ages 2 to 6. General admission is $14, and a combination ticket is available with Moody Mansion.

Harbor Tours at Pier 21

Select from two dolphin tours or board the Seagull II at the Texas Seaport Museum. Tours range from $10-$12 for adults, and $8 for students, with reduced or free prices for children, depending on their age.

Galveston Railroad Museum

All aboard for Saturday train rides and railroad aficionados. Free for active military, $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, and $5 for children aged two and up.

PIRATES! Legends of the Gulf Coast

Aarrgh, maties! Come learn of the pirate’s life and admire our gift shop booty. The attraction is $13.95 for adults, with reduced or free prices for children, depending on age. A combo ticket is available if your gang would also like to explore the Haunted Mayfield Manor.

The Bryan Museum

Browse one of the world’s largest collections of Southwestern United States art and historic artifacts. $14 for adults, $12 for seniors and active military, $10 for students with valid ID, and reduced or free prices for children, depending on age.

Where to Stay

Enjoy a stunning view of the harbor and check-in at the Harbor House Hotel & Marina at Pier 21. Prefer the beachfront? Make your reservation at Hotel Galvez & Spa. Or pamper yourself with deluxe downtown accommodations at The Tremont House.