We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Strand

Closed Now: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Book In Advance
All photos (614)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“unique shops”(78 reviews)
“lots of shops”(97 reviews)
“fun shopping”(47 reviews)
About
A lively strip in the heart of historic Galveston feautures pubs, delis and specialty shops.
Closed Now
Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
See all hours
As featured in 5 days in Houston
Contact
2100 Strand St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1633
Website
+1 409-762-2515
Call
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience The Strand
from $25.00
More Info
from $520.00
More Info
Reviews (2,831)
Filter reviews
2,793 results
Traveler rating
1,368
961
390
58
16
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveler rating
1,368
961
390
58
16
Show reviews that mention
All reviews unique shops lots of shops fun shopping candy store great place to shop art galleries mardi gras t shirts historic area few blocks few hours walk around railroad museum cruise ship visiting galveston lots of fun hurricane ike
Selected filters
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 2,793 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very touristy and lots of shops, but there is also good food and history. Pier 21 is next to the strand and offers museums food and more. Definitely a place to spend the afternoon, or the day if you include the pier.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Buzzard92
Reviewed 5 days ago

I know I sound like the SNL Church Lady but wow this is not a place for kids! Every store we went into had vulgar language on the t-shirts and souvenirs (or it was full of breakables, so taking the Bull into the China Shop...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank KLanicek
Reviewed 6 days ago

The strand is a very clean historical place to visit with a variety of gift shops and eateries. There is a cute little park and a very nice Hotel the Tremont that will allow you to lounge out of the heat and have a refreshing...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Lovinglife4u
Reviewed 1 week ago

The parking space or lack of such is an issue. There are some beautiful historical structures. The old rail depot is a lovely building. The custom house is another building that is worth seeing. A lack of unique shops was disappointing. If you seek tea...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank david224832
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Strolled along the Strand specifically to see the murals. Great photo ops. Especially love the "GALVESTON postcard"

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Swins222
Reviewed 1 week ago

Parking is a bit confusing on how & where to pay! Good walking seeing different shops, a few unique shops, trendy beach shops, & few places to eat. Very close to where the ship docks/port.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank GayleP866
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a nice time walking The Strand while visiting Galveston. The are a lot of stores for shopping and eating along The Strand, just take your pick. This is definitely worth your time, only downfall for us was the horrible parking situation, a real price...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank WildHaireHiking
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Strand is basically a lot of shops and a lot of eating and drinking. Everyone has fun walking around with their alcoholic beverages. My favorite store was the one that sells candy apples and their chocolate cover strawberries were the best.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Erin0813
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Strand is a neat place to shop and eat. Every so often there was some live music going on that we enjoyed.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank kassiep87
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoy visiting the strand with its plentiful small shops that offer everything from clothing to food and sweets. Parkig is easy and there's a carriage ride as well if you are interested.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Woody7202
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 53 nearby hotels
Harbor House Hotel & Marina at Pier 21
994 reviews
.14 miles away
The Tremont House a Wyndham Grand Hotel
2,629 reviews
.19 miles away
La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Galveston East Beach
911 reviews
1.04 miles away
Pearl Inn
40 reviews
1.08 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 354 nearby restaurants
Fisherman's Wharf
1,820 reviews
.13 miles away
Shrimp & Stuff Downtown
285 reviews
.14 miles away
Willie G's Seafood & Steaks
906 reviews
.12 miles away
Starbucks
121 reviews
.07 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 278 nearby attractions
Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & Museum
928 reviews
.17 miles away
Texas Seaport Museum
168 reviews
.16 miles away
Katie's Seafood Market
33 reviews
.17 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
audreynguyen2
June 24, 2019|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from James S | Reviewed this property |
As previously mentioned, the old Santa Fe Railroad Station which houses a train museum is where the Strand dead ends at 25th St. and is a large white building.
1
Vote
jbt152
October 8, 2018|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Lisa F | Reviewed this property |
I believe there is a city bus but I'm not sure about routes or stops. Uber is an option if you don't have a vehicle and there are group bikes available for rent up and down the Strand !
2
Votes
jenniferwM2616QT
July 29, 2018|
AnswerShow all 11 answers
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
2
Votes