There are Free things to do in Galveston. In fact, there are many Free things to do in Galveston. Care to venture any guesses? Okay let’s run through or identify some right now. First, you can go to the Beach. Once you have arrived at the beach you can sun bathe, walk along the beach, build sand castles, wade into the water, swim in the water, body surf, or use a board. All of those things are Free. You may be required to pay for parking. However, that depends on which beach you select.
Our Favorite Free Things To Do In Galveston:
The Galveston Ferry System travels from the East end of the Island to Bolivar Peninsula. At the North end of 4th St. you can take one of the Ferrys across the Houston Ship Channel to the Bolivar Peninsula. The trip is absolutely FREE. Bolivar and beyond has a small collection of beach homes, beach bars, and beach restaurants. Okay, there are a few beach stores located there as well! It is pretty beachy on the peninsula to say the least. However, the Ferry Ride is my point here! You can walk onto the Ferry, ride a bike on, or drive your car or truck onto Galveston’s Free Ferry Service. This ferry service is funded and operated by The Texas Department of Transportation. The Ferry Service runs 24/7 except during extreme weather or emergency conditions.
The Ferry ride is one of the coolest Free things to do in Galveston. Why, you may ask? It is cool because the ferry ride takes about 20 minutes. During the ride across the Houston Ship Channel you will be followed by hundreds of Sea Gulls. And a few other assorted water fowl. The birds are playful and they are in hopes of you throwing some food for them to catch. The birds are really good at catching what you throw. The kids will absolutely love this activity. The adults enjoy it too! If you don’t like birds go inside the ferry or stay inside your car.
Watching Dolphins Are Free Things To Do In Galveston Too!
On this same Free Ferry Service you will receive the Ride, the Birds, and you will get Dolphins too! At least 70% of the time you make the trip the Dolphins are out playing. They will swim right beside the Ferry in both directions and are very playful. Parents and kids alike will be entertained by these spectacular mammals of the sea. My experience has been that between 5 and 20 dolphins will swim along side the Ferry. It’s my favorite part of the trip.
Some more Free things to do in Galveston include the following. Additionally, you can collect shells at the beach. You can window shop in the Strand Area of Galveston. You can fish for your dinner. You can watch some really big ships journey into and out of the Port of Houston at the Ship Channel. You can catch crabs for dinner or bait. You can people watch. This is by no means the end of the Free things to do in Galveston, however it is the end of our discussion today! Oh yeah! If you need a place to stay give us a try at Galveston Tropical Condos. Contact Marilyn at 281.773.4210.