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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  • This is a very cool shopping area within an Old Town area of Galveston. There is many different things to do including eating and drinking...  more »
  • From the turn of the century, of particular interest were the old wooden buildings. We had the benefit of being there just before Halloween and so lot's of additional decoration was around. The wooden...  more »
  • The Strand area was once the place in Texas and one of the hotspots in the US. It experienced a long period of decline but is coming back very nicely with a large choice of places to eat, shop or just...  more »

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