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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. 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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  • Very nice Street with buildings restored, small shops and a few bars. Among the many tourist souvenirs and gadgets very few things are cute, for example nice beach towels or costumes. It's worth it for a spin
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  • We took the grand kids here. They shopped at several stores to get t'shirts to souvenirs. There is free parking of 2 hours here. You can also see the cruise ships here.  more »
  • Great collection of stores and restaurants to see. The downtown area known as the strand has evolved over the 17 years I have been coming to Galveston. You've got the normal t-shirt and junk toy shops...  more »

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