A great way to spend your weekend is at the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier. Roller coasters and colorful, carnival structures tower over the water as you approach. This 1,130-foot long pier boasts thrilling rides, games and multiple activities, suitable for all ages. There’s also an assortment of restaurants and shops to browse as you stroll along the riverfront.
Rides & Amusements
With multiple roller coasters and spinning rides that jut over the water, you’ll be screaming with delight. There’s the Pirate’s Plunge, the Iron Shark Roller Coaster, the Cyclone and many, many more. If you’re not up for rides, try your luck at the Midway Games, where classic carnival pastimes such as Whack-a-Mole, Big Shot Hoops, Ring Toss and more line the historic pier. Ride passes are available at ticket windows, where you can purchase a day pass, starting at $19.99 or Individual Ride Tickets for only $4.00 a ticket.
Shopping On The Pier
Meander through the many shops and restaurants on the pier and don’t forget to pick up a souvenir. There’s Pelican’s Bag Gift Shop and Lolli & Pop Candy Shoppe, where you’re sure to find something sweet to make you smile. The wide selection of restaurants will provide something for everyone and every price point. And of course, a trip to the carnival wouldn’t be complete without funnel cake and cotton candy. There’s also an Antique Photo Shop where you can take an Old West, roaring twenties or pirate photo to cherish for years to come. Your group will love the silly old-fashioned photos this shop provides and you’ll have a blast creating them. Don’t worry about dressing up, since they’ll provide the costumes.
The Pleasure Pier is open daily from Memorial Day to Labor Day and on weekends during the winter. They’re located on Galveston Island, at 25th & Seawall Blvd.Back to all posts