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Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier featuring 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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2070 Cheap Hotels Near Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier

Commodore on the Beach
Commodore on the Beach
2 out of 5
3618 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX
The price is AU$166 per night from 28 Jun. to 28 Jun.
Nestled on the beach, this Galveston hotel is just steps away from Seawall Beach and Galveston Seawall. Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier and Galveston ...
2.9/5 (2,005 reviews)
"good"

Reviewed on 18 Jun. 2021

Commodore on the Beach
Hotel Galvez & Spa
Hotel Galvez & Spa
4 out of 5
2024 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX
The price is AU$349 per night from 29 Jun. to 29 Jun.
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! (2,029 reviews)
"The front desk was wonderful and helpful!"

Reviewed on 15 Jun. 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 AU$255 per night from 6 Jul. to 6 Jul.
Located in Galveston, this beachfront hotel is in the entertainment district, just steps away from Porretto 27th Street, Galveston Seawall and Galveston Island ...
3.3/5 (1,537 reviews)
"Me encanto la estadía muy bien servicio"

Reviewed on 8 Jun. 2021

Four Points by Sheraton Galveston
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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Top Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Knights Inn Galveston
Knights Inn Galveston
2 out of 5
3008 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX
The price is AU$122 per night from 28 Jun. to 28 Jun.
Knights Inn Galveston
Hotel Galvez & Spa
Hotel Galvez & Spa
4 out of 5
2024 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX
The price is AU$349 per night from 29 Jun. to 29 Jun.
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 AU$255 per night from 6 Jul. to 6 Jul.
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 AU$166 per night from 28 Jun. to 28 Jun.
Commodore on the Beach
The Tremont House
The Tremont House
3.5 out of 5
2300 Ship's Mechanic Row, Galveston, TX
The price is AU$304 per night from 23 Jun. to 23 Jun.
The Tremont House
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 AU$243 per night from 18 Jul. to 18 Jul.
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Galveston Beach, TX
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
Beachy East End 3br - Near Strand 3 Bedroom Home
Beachy East End 3br - Near Strand 3 Bedroom Home
3.5 out of 5
2611 Avenue Q, Galveston, TX
Beachy East End 3br - Near Strand 3 Bedroom Home
Charming Beach-chic 2br By Seawall 2 Bedroom Home
Charming Beach-chic 2br By Seawall 2 Bedroom Home
3 out of 5
2611 Avenue Q, Rear Apartment, Galveston, TX
Charming Beach-chic 2br By Seawall 2 Bedroom Home
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.