Grab that suntan lotion and put on that sexy swimsuit! Beach season has arrived and Galveston is rolling out the red carpet – eh, make that sand and sea – for the thousands of beachgoers headed to the island.
Depending on where you decide to stay, a trip to Galveston can be pricey because many hotels raise their rates on weekends. Consider that the average weekend rate at a full service hotel is over $200 on Friday and Saturday nights.
But savvy visitors have learned a cool cost-saving way to enjoy the island: They stay mid-week, when hotel prices are cheaper, the beaches are less crowded – and attractions like Moody Gardens, Bishop’s Palace, The Bryan Museum and the downtown historic district are in full swing.
In fact, some hotels save you up to 50 percent while staying mid-week. For a list of island hotel rates, click here.
Here’s what Sarah Alexander, social media manager at the Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau, had to say:
Staying mid-week is a great way to visit Galveston while saving a few dollars. Visitors can make a trip during the week for almost half the cost. There is a plethora of actives and attractions that are open during the week, which are much easier to navigate without the weekend crowds. If people are looking for an insider tip, staying mid-week is a great one.
For a full list of Galveston attractions, visit http://www.galveston.com/attractions/.