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The Strand, Galveston
(3.8/5 based on 1,800+ 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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  • These buildings are beautiful, some great shops n restaurants, some junky shops n such as well. Love Tina's, Gracie's, Bungalow, the new home interiors n Christmas shop and more. 
  • Be prepared to lose hours strolling the streets if you love history or architecture. Inviting shops, amazing history (both old and recent), a time machine that sings of slower ages when one strolled a...  more »
  • This is a really cool place to walk and look around for a few hours. Sweet little shops and felt safe.