Think of it this way: all of the naked-eye stars in our sky are within a couple thousand light-years. Beyond that average stars (or even stars millions of times “above average”) don’t appear as points of light, but dense conglomerations of them can appear as diffuse light sources.
Keep in mind that the eye-popping pictures of Andromeda you see are the result of long exposures through telescopes with apertures that are enormous compared to the diameter of your pupil. In addition, we’re not really that far from Andromeda; 2,500,000 ly is only about 15 diameters of Andromeda. At 80,000 ly you’d be about 31 times closer than we are now, so the galactic center (which is all we can see with the naked eye here on Earth anyway) would appear 31^2 or a little less than a thousand times brighter than normal (although this brightness would also be spread out over a larger area).
The human pupil has an area of about 40 mm^2, so looking through a telescope with a diameter of 1.1 m at a magnification of 25x (25401000=1,000,000mm^2, the area of a circle approx 1.1 m in diameter) would give you a pretty good approximation of what you’ll see on your trip. University observatories with scopes that size frequently have public viewing nights where you could get an idea of what’s in store for you. You likely won’t even be able to see it in color.