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“tourist trap”
Review of The Strand

The Strand
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$155.00*
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Galveston Island and Houston Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #3 of 102 things to do in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: A lively strip in the heart of historic Galveston feautures pubs, delis and specialty shops.
Hutto, Texas, United States
Level 4 Contributor
49 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“tourist trap”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

The Strand is worth visiting, however the stores seem to be really proud of what they are selling. Some of the things were pretty expensive for what they were. It was fun to see some of the things, but didn't buy much. Of course if you need a T-shirt or a canvas bag with Galveston on it then this is your place. There are some bars along the street so being able to shop and then get a cold drink makes it more fun.

Visited October 2013
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Bayou Vista, TX
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“You can shop the day away here”
Reviewed October 5, 2013

There are fabulous never ending shops to wander in and out of. A perfect place to pick up souvenirs, one-of-kind art work, stylish clothes, funky clothes, FOOD, including saltwater taffy! A must destination for visitors of all ages to the island, but also a favorite spot for me to while away a lazy afternoon, all by myself.

Visited September 2013
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Level 6 Contributor
139 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Lots to see”
Reviewed October 1, 2013

Unfortunately in September most stores close at 5 or so. So we didn't get to see as many as we would have liked to see while we were in the area for dinner. Galveston has done a great job making their old downtown area nice for tourists. There are a loot of neat old buildings to see and quite a few shops to explore.

Visited September 2013
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Russellville, Arkansas
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Not what the brochure said.”
Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

From what the brochure said it seemed like the downtown area had more businesses and everything was closer together. There were many run down and abandoned buildings all throughout the Strand. Parking lots are expensive but the free two hour parking is really all you need. There was a lot of construction in the area that was blocking off sections of the sidewalk. The sidewalks are Very high and there are not many ramps so be prepared for a foot tall step down onto the street in areas.

Visited September 2013
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Watauga, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Walked the Strand and souvenir shoppes”
Reviewed September 28, 2013

Loved seeing the cruise ship and the shoppes on the Strand. Also found one of the few Starbucks here.

Visited August 2013
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