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.