The Strand, Galveston

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Take a stroll through The Strand district, home to a number of historical buildings, restaurants, antique shops, art galleries, and souvenir stores. Many of these late-18th-century constructions survived the 1900 storm, the deadliest hurricane in U.S. history. You can learn more about the natural disaster at Pier 21, which has daily showings of "The Great Storm of 1900." Horse-and-carriage rides or an old-fashioned trolley are novel ways to explore the neighborhood. Make The Strand a part of your Galveston vacation plans using our Galveston trip itinerary planner.
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  • October 4, 2017
    Nice break from the beach. Pretty much an upscale shopping area. But fun to just walk around. Don't plan on getting your souveniers here.  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    This is a great place to sit with your favorite beverage and watch the world go by. Shop if you like, but the people watching was the thing for me. Nice to be able to walk around with your drinks. And...  more »
  • October 4, 2017
    A wk.end trip to Galveston is not complete w/o a visit to the Strand and Post office st. Lots of lovely shops with unique merchandise.  more »

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