GALVESTON, Texas (November 16, 2016) – The possibilities are endless at Pier 21, one of Galveston’s premier destinations. Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway, looking for a fun exciting day with the kids, or just seeking an evening out with friends; Pier 21 has enough to keep you entertained an entire weekend.  Here are just a few of the attractions that you definitely don’t want to miss:

>>  Stay at Harbor House Hotel & Marina: Book a room at this newly renovated waterfront hotel, and you’ll feel as though you’ve stepped into a design magazine with the stylish décor and pops of bold color throughout. 

>>  Watch the Sun Set Over the Harbor: Galveston is home to breathtaking sunsets and what better place to soak in the natural beauty, than on the patio at Willie G’s Seafood & Steaks

>>  See the 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA: Step aboard this beautiful three-masted, iron-hulled tall ship built in 1877 in Aberdeen, Scotland. 

>>  Tour The Texas Seaport Museum: Right next to the Elissa, The Texas Seaport Museum tells the story of a rich legacy of seaborne commerce and immigration. Look for ancestors in a computer database containing the names of more than 133,000 immigrants who entered the United States through Galveston.

>>  Watch a movie: Pier 21 Theater is a family-friendly venue that offers three documentary films for history buffs and curious visitors: The Great Storm, The Pirate Island of Jean Lafitte, and Galveston: Gateway to the Gulf

>>  Enjoy Belly Dancing: In addition to delicious Greek fare and seafood, Every Friday and Saturday night, Olympia Grill at Pier 21 provides fantastic entertainment with authentic belly dancers. 

>>  Listen to Live Jazz Music: Nonno Tony’s Seafood Kitchen brings something special to the table with live jazz twice a week. Starting at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday and 4:00 p.m. on Sunday.

>>  Dolphin Watching: Watching dolphins play in the Harbor will bring a guaranteed smile to your face. Take a 45-minute trip with Baywatch Dolphin Tours and see dolphins up close in their natural habitat. 

>>  Tour an offshore Oil Rig: Take a look into the world of the offshore oil and gas industry at The Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig Museum and Education Center

About Pier 21®

Pier 21® is a waterfront entertainment and dining area located on Galveston’s historic harbor in The Historic Strand Seaport Area.  Pier 21® offers diverse waterfront dining, a variety of attractions including


harbor tours, a documentary theater, and museums as well as Harbor House, the only hotel and marina on Galveston’s harbor.  For more information on Pier 21, visit Mitchell Historic Properties (MHP) owns and preserves approximately one-fourth of the buildings in The Historic Strand Seaport Area including Pier 21®.  For leasing information, visit or call (409) 761-4102.