Often overlooked when compared to Mexico, Las Vegas, and Florida as a popular Spring Break destination, Galveston has a lot to offer families. The best part about visiting Galveston over Spring Break is that it is a last minute, affordable option.
Below are the 5 best buys of Spring Break outdoor fun in Galveston:
1. Learn to surf in surfside
Groupon is offering an all-day surfing lesson from Buffalo Bayou Shuttle Service for just $35. There are free shuttles that transport students from Houston to Surfside. Students will learn how to surf from professional instructors. If you have yet to learn to surf, you are not going to find a better deal than this one!
Adults need a break, too. Kick off your Spring Break with a touch of sophistication for free! On March 10, 2012, from 6:00pm-9:00pm enjoy music, wine, and even surf art as galleries open up their doors for this special night. The event will take place on 21st and Strand.
4. Movie or music under the stars
Bring your blankets, chairs and pillows to Saengerfest Park! Free films are held at dusk during the first Saturday in March. Free concerts under the stars are held from 6pm to 9pm every second Saturday.
5. Galveston Island State Park
For just a $5 parking fee, car loads of people can enjoy free kayak tours, surf explorations, bird walks, and other nature experiences at Galveston Island State Park.
None of these activities appeal to you? With a Texas fishing license you can fish anywhere in Galveston. With a surfboard, you can post up on a stretch of Galveston’s 32 miles of beach.
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