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The Strand, Galveston

Categories: Historic Walking Areas, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
3.9/5 based on 1,800+ reviews on the web
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. Use our Galveston vacation trip planner to visit The Strand on your trip to Galveston, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • A lot to do here. Shops and street vendors. Seemed safe and secure nice crowd on a Saturday night. Great place to check out after dinner. Everyone very friendly. Take your time. 
  • The street is close to the port and cruise ships regularly, so it is a commercial street with lots and lots of the same. T shirts with print etc. When you're not there you have not been very much missed.
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  • I thought it was like most other tourist spots, lots of high priced stuff that didn't interest me. Free parking would be nice, but we had to pay, $8.00 is a bit much for a little over an hour there. 
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