Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier
Featuring waterfront fun and entertainment like no other Gulf Coast destination, the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier features family-oriented attractions including rides, midway games, a wide selection of food venues and retail shops...
Ticket Price: $20.00 to $27.99, depending on height
Located on the tip of Galveston Island and extending over the water, Pleasure Pier is a popular destination for vacationers and beachgoers who want a break from the sand. The pier isn’t adding any new attractions this year, but it features fan-favorites like the Iron Shark roller coaster, which elicits screams via its 100-foot vertical drop and four full inversions, and the Texas Star Flyer, which suspends riders 230 feet above the Gulf of Mexico. There’s also a log flume, spinning rides, carnival games, and more ways to pass the time, including restaurants, an ice cream shop, and even a couple bars where you can score a life-giving beer or Margarita while giving your lungs a break.