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The Strand, Galveston

(3.8/5 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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  • This is a neat area to walk around for a few hours ducking in and out of neat, unique shops and enjoying great inexpensive restaurants. It is near the harbor so there is a lot of traffic brought in re...  more »
  • Let me preface with: it was a cool windy midweek afternoon in March. I'm sure weekends and special events rate much higher on the fun scale. Parking can be tight and expensive. Eclectic is probably th...  more »
  • Perfect variety of shopping and restaurants for an afternoon leisurely stroll along the Strand for couples  more »