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“SHOPS GALORE” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Strand

The Strand
The Strand, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
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Ranked #10 of 47 attractions in Galveston
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Activities: Dining, Shopping
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Owner description: A lively strip in the heart of historic Galveston feautures pubs, delis and specialty shops.
Beaumont, Texas, United States
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“SHOPS GALORE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Fun checking out all the different types of stores and talking to the passengers from the cruise ships from all over the world.

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Austin, Texas
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“It's okay”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

I was a unimpressed with The Strand. I've heard about people going there all of my life but I arrived to find at least $8 parking to go shopping and spend money! Maybe eating there makes it more of an experience?

Visited February 2013
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Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
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“Quaint and Interesting”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

The Strand is a quaint district in downtown Galveston. Many of the buildings have a Art Deco appearance and have some historical significance. There are many cast iron columns with hundreds of layers of paint which adds a theme of patina to the area. The stores and shops are mostly open and stocked with a variety of touristy items. Restaurants are plentiful and popular. Throughout the area many buildings sport water level marks of various hurricanes that have flooded every building at one time or the other.

Strangely the curbs are abourt 2 feet high and this makes access by disabled travelers limited to the ramps at the street intersections.

The Strand webcam is interesting to do people watching remotely.

Visited February 2013
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fishforlife5
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“Fun place to visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

If you are looking for old buildings with history, a great bite to eat and the best confectionary you can visit, stop in the Strand District when you are in Galveston. It is a great place to bring your family or just your significant other for an afternoon of fun.

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“Fun place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

A great place to visit. Shop owners are very friendly. Shopping, food, coffee and beer. Different things to see and do, especially during Mardi Gras. Clothing unlike any you would see in a mall. Fun to people warch!

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