More info: Galveston Island is widely known for its 32 miles of beautiful gulf beaches.
Even as far back as the 19th century, Galveston has always been a major Texas beach destination. Once known as the “Playground of the South,” the island’s glitzy hotels and shimmering beaches brought tourists in droves, while the major port served as a booming center of commerce and immigration. The devastation wrought by the hurricanes of 1900 and 1915 forever changed the course of the town, but since then it has reclaimed its place as a major destination on the Texas Gulf Coast.
Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier located on the Seawall Boulevard, is one of the few spots in the world that has numerous rides over water. More than 40 years after the original Pleasure Pier was destroyed by Hurricane Carla, Landry's has transformed the Pleasure Pier into a world-class amusement park for all ages.