Best Piers In America

1. Santa Cruz Wharf, California:

Walk, bike, or drive onto the Santa Cruz Wharf to check out the enticing array of shops, eateries, and activities purveyors offering everything from whale-watching trips to kayaking tours.

2. Santa Monica Pier, California:

A SoCal landmark for more than a century, no trip to LA is complete without some quality time on the Santa Monica Pier. 

3. Morey’s Piers, New Jersey:

For classic seaside amusement with plenty of kitsch and character, it does get much better than Morey’s Piers. 

4. Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, Texas:

 The Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier is the Gulf Coast’s answer to Coney Island, and this nostalgic Texas pier—rebuilt in 2012 after being destroyed by a hurricane in 1961—is an iconic attraction for Lone Star State families.

5. Pier 60, Clearwater, Florida:

Dolphin-watch. Check out the street performers. And definitely, definitely go in the evening, when the pier is the perfect vantage point for taking in a southern sunset as beautiful as they come.

6. Historic Naples Pier, Florida:

t’s had a storied past and it’s fair share of hurricane-related rebuilds, but the Naples Pier is just as much the heart of this Florida resort town as it ever was.

7. Pier 39, San Francisco, California:

 the grown-ups can kick back over oysters and craft brews while the gulls call, the sea lions bark, and the ferry shuttles back and forth from Alcatraz just outside the window.

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