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The Strand

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Address: 2100 Strand St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1633
Phone Number: +1 409-762-2515
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A lively strip in the heart of historic Galveston feautures pubs, delis and...

A lively strip in the heart of historic Galveston feautures pubs, delis and specialty shops.

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The Strand has been the go to hub for tourists for decades and has seen ups and downs on the wow factor. If they could only rehab a few more buildings into things to do, places to... read more

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Houston, Texas
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81 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Strand has been the go to hub for tourists for decades and has seen ups and downs on the wow factor. If they could only rehab a few more buildings into things to do, places to eat, and shops to buy, it could really be a place to be. With that said, it is still a treat to walk... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice to visit during December when the tourist traffic isn't so so heavy. Lots of historical markers on The Stand detailing the area's past. Souvenir shopping is a thing here, and there are some good little restaurants here as well. The shops close about 6 PM through the week, and it gets dark about that time as well in the... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband loves the strand. I have never been. I bought tickets to Dickens on the Strand and was excited to see such a a cute place. The only day I could go was cancelled due to weather. I understand the weather, fine. However at least give me the $30 back. Well they say they opened it for another weekend... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Must visit if going to Galveston. Plenty of places to eat and drink. People watching and outdoor seating

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Arlington,Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent and unusual offerings available in lots of speciality shops! We found quite a few Christmas gifts here!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Strand is a great place to spend a few hours or days relaxing. Located in Galveston island it is just a short drive from Houston. A quaint restraunt row, you can find something for every budget and taste. There are a lot of small town shops to wander through and museums to educate you on the history of the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here in way out of town. We stayed on Seawall which I preferred. This is a small but nice area really clisr tobwhere cruise ships dock. It wad very quiet when we were there.

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Austin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A half day or so at the strand is almost always a part of any of our family Galveston trips. Our family's two favorite stops "La Kings" for a blast from the past old fashioned ice cream parlor and yummy candy shop, and Admiralty which is a little shop with so much fun beachy stuff. I also like Bungalow for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved going through all the little stores. Found some great things. Can't wait to go back for Dickens on the Strand. Visiting the strand is a must while visiting Galveston.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lived in Texas for 20 years and Galveston has always been a fun place to visit. Over the last 5/6 years the atmosphere has change with more cheap commercial items being sold at high prices. Parking is hard to find and is expensive as is the food. Dickens on the stand is fun and worth attending but again very costly.

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