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The Strand

Opens in 30 min: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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“unique shops”(70 reviews)
“fun shopping”(45 reviews)
“lots of shops”(82 reviews)
A lively strip in the heart of historic Galveston feautures pubs, delis and specialty shops.
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2100 Strand St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1633
+1 409-762-2515
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Drove by a couple times before stopping in to check it out. I will definitely check it out again if ever back in the area. Full of shops, restaurants and close to the harbor. Tons of people walking around. Be sure to give yourself some...More

Thank Beachcomb_33
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Strand is such a diverse area to experience! I love to walk the streets in the area, enjoying quaint gift shops, great food choices, desserts, bars, people-watching, and even a game of pool or shuffleboard! It's always fun to discover new places while visiting...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited Galveston for 15 years and lived there for two years, so I often visited The Strand to stroll and shop and attend special events. Used to love it - lots of eclectic little shops and the usual touristy shops selling tee shirts...More

1  Thank DayTrip393091
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun place to visit while in Galveston. Unique shops and bars. Offering a fun atmosphere any time of the year! They celebrate it up big several times a year including Mardi Gra, Biker Rally and Dickens on the Strand. Each event is different and inviting....More

Thank Texanmama5
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great time down on the Strand, everything was great except we stopped at Mallory's Irish Bar and it was dirty, smelled terrible and the bartender was not friendly at all. I would avoid that stop but everything else was great.

Thank Vance D
Reviewed 1 week ago

When we booked our hotel (The Tremont House) we didn't know it was Lone Star Rally Weekend. We make the best of it and walked everywhere to eat and drink and watch the "parade". Shopped at stores and with rally vendors. Enjoyed the whole thing.

Thank Nancy R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love shopping on the Strand. I love eating on the Strand. I love spending the day on the Strand and around each block to the cute shops you'll find just a tadbit off the beaten path. Some of my most favorite antiques have been...More

Thank g3658555
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Strand is the perfect place to walk and dine and have a few drinks on any given weekend , great shops and treats , a lot of historical places to view and photograph .

Thank gonzalopG871FC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just great fun . Vendors bikes food We had a great time on the strand . All the shops were friendly and catered to everyone .

Thank Gary V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time walking around the Strand several times during our visit. The shops were open in the evening so we could do some shopping after dinner. There are also great places to eat and great bars in the area

Thank mphy
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October 8, 2018|
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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 !
Jennifer W
July 29, 2018|
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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
Jennifer W
July 29, 2018|
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Response from Greg R | Reviewed this property |
Jennifer, I believe the shops are open 7 days a week. If cruise ships are in port, everything will be open for sure. I didnt spend much time on The Strand in the early evening, other than dining, but the touristy shops were... More