There’s a spot along the Texas coast that stands out above the rest. Its rumbling excitement felt from miles away, its colorful lights spotted from a distance along the shore. This is the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, one of the most popular attractions in Galveston. Step on to this massive pier and you’ll discover 16 amusement rides and an appetizing range of places to eat, including Texas’ first Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Restaurant & Market. For scenic sunset views and an adrenaline rush, a friendly game on the midway, or a fun lunch spot, Pleasure Pier is the place to be. Enjoy the experiences below and you’ll surely have a memorable day.
There’s no better view of a famous grapefruit-orange Gulf Coast sunset than from the 100-foot-tall Galaxy Wheel or swinging on the Texas Star Flyer, 230 feet above sea level. Your children will never want to leave after a day of spinning in the teacups of Texas Tea, riding on the colorful carousel, and bouncing on the Frog Hopper.
If some good old-fashioned family-friendly competition is what you’re after, take on the midway games like ring toss, Whac-a-Mole, and the Iron Shark Attack. Whether or not you win a prize, you’ll have a great time playing in Pleasure Pier.
If you’re thirsty, head on over to The Brew Station for a beer, wine, or margarita, which you can enjoy along with a succulent turkey leg. In the mood for seafood? You’re in Galveston, so of course you are! Head to Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. & Market, where you can savor appetizers like a traditional shrimp cocktail or Cajun-spiced chicken strips before digging in to one of the many enticing seafood entrees. Top it off with an Alabama Brownie smothered in vanilla ice cream and warm espresso sauce, or a sugary sweet key lime pie from Bubba Gump’s dessert menu. With so many delightful dining choices, you’ll find exactly what you’re craving on the pier.
Galveston Pleasure Pier’s thrilling rides and abundance of restaurants and things to do makes it a great place to go if you’re looking for fun for the whole family or a romantic evening with your sweetheart. Don’t miss it during your next trip to Galveston.
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