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Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier
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Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier which includes night scenes and rides

Ride the thrilling swings over the Gulf of Mexico and browse the shops and restaurants on this fun and scenic pier.

The Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier is an iconic dock with a range of shops, restaurants and rides. Its many family-fun activities are the main source of entertainment in the center of Galveston on the Gulf Coast. Bring the whole family down to the dock for an afternoon of games, food and shopping.

Walk along the pier and snap photos of the excellent views of the Gulf of Mexico. The pier runs out into the ocean, stretching 1,130 feet (340 meters) long. Bring your kids to various thrilling roller coasters, including the Iron Shark and the Sky Shooter.

Ride the Galaxy Wheel for the best views from the sky. The Texas Star Flyer will make you feel like you’re flying over the water on its swings. Take your toddlers to the rides suitable for little kids.

Select from the range of restaurants along the dock, including the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company from the Forrest Gump movie. Look back on the historic sea wall flanking Galveston’s shore.

Browse the various souvenir shops lining the pier, which was built in 2012. The initial pier on this spot stood from 1943 until 1961, when it was destroyed by Hurricane Carla. For years, the Flagship Hotel stood on this location, before it too was damaged by a hurricane.

Note that the pier and its rides open most days from morning until late in the evening. The schedule is fairly erratic and can be found online. Purchase an all-day ride pass for a fee, with prices based on height. Pay for a pier pass to use the dock without rides.

The Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier is in the heart of Galveston, stretching out from its southern shore. It is an extension of the Seawall Boulevard and overlooks the Gulf of Mexico. Visit nearby attractions, such as Menard Park, the Jonathan M. Romano Skate Park and the iconic Murdochs gift shop.

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Top Hotels Close to Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier

Hotel Galvez & Spa
Hotel Galvez & Spa
4 out of 5
2024 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX
The price is ¥21,651 per night from Apr 19 to Apr 20
Nestled on the beach, this Galveston hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Seawall Beach and Galveston Seawall. Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier and Strand ...
4.3/5Excellent! (2,059 reviews)
"Beautiful hotel with an amazing spa, within walking distance to the beach, pier and restaurants."

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2021

Hotel Galvez & Spa
Four Points by Sheraton Galveston
Four Points by Sheraton Galveston
3 out of 5
2300 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥9,139 per night from Apr 29 to Apr 30
Located in Galveston, this beachfront hotel is in the entertainment district, just steps from Porretto 27th Street, Galveston Seawall, and Galveston Island Historic ...
3.4/5 (1,507 reviews)
"Location is excellent! Will be staying there again for sure! I had a great size room with two beds overlooking the pool and part of the beach. My room was not noisy, beds were comfortable, and AC worked well! The only thing that would have made my stay better.. hand soap by the sink in the bathroom ..."

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2021

Four Points by Sheraton Galveston
Commodore on the Beach
Commodore on the Beach
2 out of 5
3618 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX
The price is ¥8,595 per night from Apr 19 to Apr 20
Nestled on the beach, this Galveston hotel is just steps from Seawall Beach and Galveston Seawall. Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier and Galveston Island ...
2.9/5 (2,005 reviews)
"Staff was amazing and the room was so clean. I loved having a balcony facing the ocean"

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

Commodore on the Beach
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Hotel Galvez & Spa
Hotel Galvez & Spa
4 out of 5
2024 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX
The price is ¥21,651 per night from Apr 19 to Apr 20
Hotel Galvez & Spa
Four Points by Sheraton Galveston
Four Points by Sheraton Galveston
3 out of 5
2300 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX
The price is ¥9,139 per night from Apr 29 to Apr 30
Four Points by Sheraton Galveston
Commodore on the Beach
Commodore on the Beach
2 out of 5
3618 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX
The price is ¥8,595 per night from Apr 19 to Apr 20
Commodore on the Beach
Holiday Inn Express And Suites Galveston Beach, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express And Suites Galveston Beach, an IHG Hotel
2.5 out of 5
3228 SEAWALL BOULEVARD, Galveston, TX
The price is ¥11,468 per night from Apr 25 to Apr 26
Holiday Inn Express And Suites Galveston Beach, an IHG Hotel
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Galveston Beach, TX
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Galveston Beach, TX
2.5 out of 5
2818 Avenue R 1/2, Galveston, TX
The price is ¥11,859 per night from Apr 19 to Apr 20
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Galveston Beach, TX
Galveston Beaches Pool 12+ Pleasure Pier 2 Bed w View
Galveston Beaches Pool 12+ Pleasure Pier 2 Bed w View
Galveston, TX
Galveston Beaches Pool 12+ Pleasure Pier 2 Bed w View
Gaido's Seaside Inn
Gaido's Seaside Inn
3 out of 5
3700 Seawall Boulevard, Galveston, TX
The price is ¥10,771 per night from May 2 to May 3
Gaido's Seaside Inn
Chic 2br W/ Gulf Views, Near Pleasure Pier 2 Bedroom Home
Chic 2br W/ Gulf Views, Near Pleasure Pier 2 Bedroom Home
3.5 out of 5
2610 Avenue Q 1/2, Galveston, TX
Chic 2br W/ Gulf Views, Near Pleasure Pier 2 Bedroom Home
Upscale Gulf-view Home w/ Private Deck - Blocks to Pleasure Pier & Beach
Upscale Gulf-view Home w/ Private Deck - Blocks to Pleasure Pier & Beach
Galveston, TX
Upscale Gulf-view Home w/ Private Deck - Blocks to Pleasure Pier & Beach
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.