Soak up the Beach. Put on your bathing suit and get out the sunscreen and head to the Island’s cool beaches – Stewart Beach Park, R.A. Apffel Park (East Beach) and Beach Pocket Park on the West End. All told, Galveston has 32 miles of beaches to sink your toes into. Galveston has the longest continuous sidewalk in America on its beachfront – Seawall Boulevard – making room for a wide variety of free outdoor activities like swimming, playing beach volleyball or hitting the pavement for biking or running. To watch a breathtaking sunrise or sunset on the Seawall is truly priceless. Take a Bucket Brigade Tour. Learn about the diversity of life found in the Gulf Coast waters during a free, interactive tour of Galveston’s beaches. These tours are led by volunteers from Artist Boat and marine biologists from Texas A&M University-Galveston. Tours will be offered March 16-18 during spring break.
Galveston Island Pass. Get your passport to adventure and savings with the new Galveston Island Pass. Load your pass with four or more participating attractions and save 40 percent off regular admission prices. Stroll the Strand. The downtown area offers an intriguing selection of shops, restaurants, galleries and museums within a perfect radius for self-guided tours. The Victorian architecture of The Strand makes for a charming stroll. Saegnerfest Park at 23rd and Strand is a free family park and home to a life-size chessboard and frequent live entertainment. Galveston Island State Park. The Galveston Island State Park offers a wide variety of outdoor activities that are free to participate in. While there’s a $5 parking charge to get into the park, you can enjoy kayak tours, beach and surf explorations, bird walks, nature field trips and fishing clinics at no cost.