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The Strand, Galveston

(3.8/5 based on 1,900+ 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 walked the strand and enjoyed the variety of shops. Lots of small boutiques. A variety of clothes little cafes. Fun atmosphere everyone was friendly and recommended other places to visit 
  • A great historic street in the heart of Galveston where shopping abounds and many annual events/concerts are held 
  • If shopping is your thing to do then you should visit this historic area which reminds us of New Orleans a bit.