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“Fun place to spend a couple of hours.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Strand

The Strand
2100 Strand, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
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Ranked #11 of 39 Attractions in Galveston
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Landmarks
Activities: Dining, Shopping
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Owner description: A lively strip in the heart of historic Galveston feautures pubs, delis and specialty shops.
Canyon
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Fun place to spend a couple of hours.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

There are several blocks of fun shops and places to eat. This is old downtown Galveston with many interesting old buildings.

Visited October 2012
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Pearland, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Shops, food and fun”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

The strand is so improved. Nice shops, have a drink while walking around, restaurants. My husband even enjoyed it!

Visited October 2012
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napa ca
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“So much history and commerce”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

I was totally surprised by my first visit here, the incredible historical buildings-- grandeur and size-- only states that this community of Galveston has had an important life in gulf history. Despite the brunt of many storms over the decades, many extraordinary structures remain. The port is bustling with cruise ships, commerce especially energy. I will return and spend more time on the Strand investigating it and the downtown area.

Visited October 2012
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LAS CRUCES
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Nice shops”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Lots of interesting little shops. Storekeepers very friendly. Many eateries on the Strand and near by. Only problem is the stairs, due to past flooding every store has stairs (some have wheelchair lifts). As a senior my poor knees were worn out.

Visited September 2012
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Texas City
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“Just a Walk”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

The summer is really a hot time to walk down the strand; however, we cannot always pick our times. I enjoyed the people, the shops and the antiques shops just off the strand area. Fall is a great time!

Visited July 2012
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