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The Strand, Galveston

(3.9/5 based on 2,000+ 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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  • We Parked free on Sunday and strolled down the strand. Husband bought a red dirt shirt at a shop there. Great video about how they stained the shirts with red dirt from Sedona Great little shops. Fun  more »
  • Girls time out on the Strand. You can spend hours and hours shopping all the different kinds of stores on the Strand from souvenirs, antics, gifts for that special friend and clothes of every kind. Yo...  more »
  • A great mix of historic buildings and shops. From cheap souvenir shops to high end nautical and clothing shops. Unique shops - coffee, ice cream, shoes, bars, restaurants, antiques, and more. Everythi...  more »