1. Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier
Originally built in the late 1940s, the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier was an iconic family vacation spot—until Hurricane Carla struck in 1961. Thankfully, the park has since been rebuilt, and today, it’s a wonderfully nostalgic, sprawling pier featuring 16 amusement rides, tons of fun games, live entertainment and plenty of dining options. A day spent at Pleasure Pier will delight everyone, adults and children alike.