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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Clarion Pointe
Clarion Pointe
2.5 out of 5
2300 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX
The price is $59 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 19
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3.2/5 (1,591 reviews)
"enjoyable stay"

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Hotel Galvez & Spa
Hotel Galvez & Spa
4 out of 5
2024 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX
The price is $126 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 12
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 ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (2,115 reviews)
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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 $84 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 12
Situated by the ocean, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Seawall Beach, Galveston Seawall, and Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier. Strand Historic ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (528 reviews)
"Great location on the seawall. Staff were friendly and the property was clean. Basically appointed, as expected from an HIE. The balcony overlooking the Gulf was an added benefit, especially for the sunrise."

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2021

Holiday Inn Express And Suites Galveston Beach, an IHG Hotel
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Clarion Pointe
Clarion Pointe
2.5 out of 5
2300 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX
The price is $59 per night from Dec 19 to Dec 19
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Hotel Galvez & Spa
Hotel Galvez & Spa
4 out of 5
2024 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX
The price is $126 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 12
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Holiday Inn Express And Suites Galveston Beach, an IHG Hotel
2.5 out of 5
3228 SEAWALL BOULEVARD, Galveston, TX
The price is $84 per night from Dec 12 to Dec 12
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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 $61 per night from Jan 2 to Jan 2
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Gaido's Seaside Inn
3 out of 5
3700 Seawall Boulevard, Galveston, TX
The price is $67 per night from Dec 5 to Dec 5
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La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Galveston East Beach
La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Galveston East Beach
2.5 out of 5
1402 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX
The price is $72 per night from Dec 22 to Dec 22
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Hilton Galveston Island Resort
Hilton Galveston Island Resort
3.5 out of 5
5400 Seawall Blvd, Galveston, TX
The price is $99 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 6
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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Galveston Beach
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Galveston Beach
4 out of 5
1702 Seawall Boulevard, Galveston, TX
The price is $86 per night from Dec 21 to Dec 21
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