Pleasure Pier at sunset

The neon lights of the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier rides are reflected in the Gulf at sunset Thursday Jan. 2, 2014. Seeing the sun set or rise behind the pier is one of the 101 things people love about Galveston County. JENNIFER REYNOLDS/The Daily News

Jennifer Reynolds

The island got some positive national press this month.

The Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier landed on USA Today Travel's online list of 25 beautiful piers, promenades and boardwalks. 

USA Today writers said strolling on the pier "is like stepping back in time to a 50s-era seafront midway."

I recently visited the pier for the first time. My nieces were in town and they begged to go, even though it was a little chilly outside.

I'm not sure why, but I felt like I couldn't go unless children were with me. But I saw a few adults on their own having a good time.

We all had a good time.

What do you think of the Pleasure Pier? See the USA Today list by clicking here.

(1) comment

Raymond Lewis

Have visited only once but thrilled it's there. Although that kind of activity is not this sixty something's idea of 'fun', The Pleasure Pier is attractive and a much improvement to what was there before...and to the city's bottom line.

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