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The Strand, Galveston

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Neighborhood Historic Walking Area
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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  • Enjoyed strolling down the street looking at the old buildings and seeing the shops. Some unique shops and restaurants. A lot of history in the old buildings. It's good to see them used!  more »
  • This is like visiting an old town of sorts. The older buildings. The old Bars and alot of souvenir shops! They have reasonable prices at the Strand. A Great place to walk around and take in the sights...  more »
  • Took a leisurely drive and marveled at the architecture of the area, stunning, and the art works. Wow-truly amazing. Had dinner at the Gumbo Cafe, and enjoyed a NOLA type vibe. Several horse drawn car...  more »