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“Some nice shops, some not so!”
Review of The Strand

The Strand
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US$ 520.00*
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Private Full-Day Galveston Island and Houston...
Ranked #11 of 111 things to do in Galveston
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Owner description: A lively strip in the heart of historic Galveston feautures pubs, delis and specialty shops.
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Some shops were the usual junky souvenirs​, but some were above average. Unfortunately quite a few of the storefronts are vacant. Interesting to see how they've adjusted to the history of flooding by making most of the shops a few steps up from street level.

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"great place to shop"
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"mardi gras"
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

The Strand is an assortment of shops and eateries. You can find places to have a drink, great food, antiques, a huge candy factory, ice cream, great architecture, art galleries, souvenir shops, upscale clothing, well, just about everything. It is fun for the kids and adults alike and easy walking. If you prefer you can travel up and down on the trolley. Really fun.

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

I have been to beaches all around the world and Galveston has been the most disappointing. The shops and restaurants are not great. There is no white sand and normally you will find lots of seaweed in the water and on the beach.

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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

We had so much fun as a family walking around the strand of Galveston! 4 picky teens, a 7 year old and 5 adults! We all found things that fascinated us and didn't have to stay all together if we didn't want to. There are plenty of shops to cater to all tastes!! The confectionary is by far a MUST!!!!

Thank Heather M
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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

We go every year and enjoy walking and visiting all the different local stores and boutiques. My kids love it

Thank Jamie R
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