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The Strand

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“unique shops”(70 reviews)
“fun shopping”(45 reviews)
“lots of shops”(82 reviews)
A lively strip in the heart of historic Galveston feautures pubs, delis and specialty shops.
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2100 Strand St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1633
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Reviewed yesterday

Great restaurants and shops. The people-watching is excellent. I always try to make this a place to visit when in Galveston.

Thank TexYoung
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was our favorite place we explored on our trip. Lots of shopping and fun shops. Lots of places to take nice pictures, or swing in for a drink or something to eat. We took our young son, and he was fascinated with everything. I...More

Thank Meg-n-josh
Reviewed 4 days ago

Our first time to spend some time at the Strand. This is a collection of shops, resturaunts, bars and overall fun area. The Ultimate Touristy area. We really enjoyed walking around and enjoying the Strand. Wear your walking shoes.

Thank DebStephenson
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Strand is a great place to spend a couple hours shopping and looking through shops.. They have the normal souvenier shops but also antique shops and great art shops. The roads and curbs can be a bit difficult to navigate if you have any...More

Thank Diane N
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a quaint historic area of Galveston that has a "touristy" air to it, but is worth visiting - especially if you can go during non-peak times. Spring and fall are best. There is a lovely historic hotel - Tremont House - a couple...More

Thank MaryM10159
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice little shopping area with many interesting shops. There is not a lot of places to eat as I thought there would be or maybe we could not find them as they are not marked real well. Parking is rough on the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Strand was cool, lots of cool shops to stroll through. We were here in the off season so we had almost every shop to ourselves. That was very cool.

Thank sgiles68
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Interesting enough for an hours stroll. A small selection of souvenir shops, restaurants and bars but a push to describe it as an attraction.

Thank ORachelO
Reviewed 1 week ago

Did a little walk around the area before catching our ride back to Houston. The buildings in the area remind me of New Orleans for some reason. Nice shops and and places to hang out in. Antique stores had some interesting things to check out...More

Thank Al K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place to walk around. Lots of shops and all sorts of food. A lot of historical buildings and not far from the cruise ships.

Thank Katherine K
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Jennifer W
30 July 2018|
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Response from D2688KPrichard | Reviewed this property |
yes they are open on sundays. i prob depends on the shop itself. some serve drinks so im sure they are open late
Jennifer W
30 July 2018|
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Response from Greg R | Reviewed this property |
Jennifer, I believe the shops are open 7 days a week. If cruise ships are in port, everything will be open for sure. I didnt spend much time on The Strand in the early evening, other than dining, but the touristy shops were... More
Laura L
5 September 2017|
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Response from Maile C | Reviewed this property |
I have heard that the terminal has storage across the street. I don't know positively as I haven't used it, ask on board the ship. They will know. I have also heard there is storage somewhere on the Strand, Chamber of... More