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The Strand

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Address: 2100 Strand St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1633
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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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We love going to The Strand. So much to see and do. Never gets old! Kids love playing at the giant chess board and the candy shop.

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5 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We love going to The Strand. So much to see and do. Never gets old! Kids love playing at the giant chess board and the candy shop.

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Bloomsdale, MO
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The Strand is a wonderful historic street with shops and some restaurants. Great place to walk. Feels very safe thru the day, tourists on the street. Just a block or 2 from the waterfront restaurants. Awesome absolutely gorgeous historic buildings. Watch for the "diamond " plague by the front doors!! These are the buildings that survived the hurricane of 1900

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Waco, Texas
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great old part of town. Lots of shops, restaurants, galleries, etc. Very interesting place to people watch. Easy to walk in a couple of hours.

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place to just park and wander; great shops, interesting sights, life size chess set in the little park, lots to eat or snack on, kid stuff, pets and plenty to do. A place in time! Love it there!

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Waxahachie, Texas
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was expecting more historical information but what they did have was interesting. We chose Yaga's to eat and I would not recommend it. It was pretty busy but the food was a little bland and not as interesting and other places in the area.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is an enjoyable experience for those that like to shop and eat. It was nice to walk around and see all the unique shops. Something for just about anyone. There are different breweries & markets, you can eat and drink right out on the street. The architecture of the buildings is very unique. Horse drawn carriage rides are available.... More 

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Belleville, Michigan
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Strand is a shopping area near the cruise line docks. That being said, it can be really busy when a ship is in port. We went on a rainy day and had the whole area to ourselves (Sure the shopkeepers weren't thrilled). Lots of fun stores and some junk shops and a few places to eat. If you are... More 

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Pflugerville, Texas
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This marvelous row of restaurants, clubs and marvelous over-the-top attractions with some of the most eclectic and gorgeous architecture in the world makes The Strand one of the truly great downtown venues in the U.S. On par with the Garden District in New Orleans, the King William District of San Antonio, New York's Greenwich village. Almost indescribably mysterious and picturesque.

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Quebec, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Strand is the historic neighborhood of Galveston. You will find some good little places to eat and many museums. This is a much more beautiful street to walk on than the Seawall, which is nothing special.

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We Loved Staying at the Galveston Hotel Galvez & Spa, But, The Hotel Makes sure that You get to see "ALL" Of Galveston, and this makes the viewing and seeing of Galveston One of the best things to do in that seaside town,,(Besides eating some of the sweetest sea-food Your lips have ever wrap around.) Every week-end beginning with Friday... More 

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