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The Strand

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Address: 2100 Strand, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
Phone Number: 4097622515
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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A lively strip in the heart of historic Galveston feautures pubs, delis and...

A lively strip in the heart of historic Galveston feautures pubs, delis and specialty shops.

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There are a variety of shops and restaurants within walking distance. Parking is cheap. Shop owners are very informative

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Cecelia B
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Belle Chasse, Louisiana, United States
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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Can spend all day window shopping or seeing the various attractions within walking distance. Great night life

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Belle Chasse, Louisiana, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There are a variety of shops and restaurants within walking distance. Parking is cheap. Shop owners are very informative

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Riyadh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the old downtown of Galveston from the 1870s. There are several buildings on both sides of the strand. Each building has shops and resturants. It was in July so the weather was very hot and humid. There are several museums all around it. Pros: Old authentic buildings Plenty of shops and resturants Plenty of museums Cons 1. Hot... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We walked up and down the strand waiting for our restaurant reservation. Had a beer as we browsed the beach souvenir racks. Zoltar was present!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Always love the strand. If you are in the know, you can find some really good deals, and not pay tourist prices.

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Galveston Island, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great for all ages. Fun shopping & historic downtown. 36 blocks. Definitely extra for art walk. La Kings is fun for the little ones. Great Restaurant on the strand is the Black Pearl.

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Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Love the Strand...just the fact that this city has survived so many hurricanes and still have the old buildings is awesome. Thankfully they continue to be used as a vibrant part of the city. It is really warn in the summer time of course. But just take time to browse in and out of the shops and look around at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

SO much to do and see in this area. Parking is a bear but lots of ground to cover. Some of the best places to see and visit when visiting Galveston.

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent Saturday at Galveston. The strand is a lovely area with lots of nice souvenir and novelty shops. Also, many good bars that offer seating in the street, where you spend some nice time relaxing with drinks and enjoying the good weather. Suitable for families with kids, couples and riders. The atmosphere is historical and very fresh at the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have lived within 45 minutes of Galveston all our lives and have been to the Strand many times. What a disappoint it was to go there on Sunday to see that it is becoming more of a strand of beer joints, t-shirt shops and henna tattoo booths. It isn't the same charming, romantic place that it used to be.... More 

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