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 Kinsler, 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.
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Additionally, when hotels are booked via Galveston.com's Expedia partnership, patrons will enjoy Expedia's Best Price Guarantee. If you find a cheaper flight, vacation package, rental car, cruise or activity within 24 hours of booking, Expedia will refund the difference, plus give you a $50 travel coupon for future travel. For hotels, if you find a cheaper rate on your hotel reservation up to two days before your check-in, Expedia will refund the difference and give you a $50 travel coupon for future travel.
"We couldn't be happier to offer the Expedia booking engine to our Galveston Island visitors," says says Lee Roane, president of Galveston.com & Company. "Broader choice and a Best Price Guarantee will help Galveston.com be even more valuable to Galveston Island tourism,"
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For a full list of Galveston attractions, visit http://www.galveston.com/attractions/.