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The Strand

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“unique shops”(72 reviews)
“lots of shops”(94 reviews)
“fun shopping”(46 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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All reviews unique shops lots of shops fun shopping great place to shop candy store art galleries mardi gras historic area few blocks few hours railroad museum walk around cruise ship lots of fun hurricane ike taffy confectionery
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Multitude of cute shops, several tourist traps, but what do you expect? Seriously a fun place to see, and a little out of the ordinary. The old-fashioned soda / sweet shop at the end is worth the stop. Would definitely visit again.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Subnukeman
Reviewed 4 days ago

Not only is this a collection of some great old buildings, many of which have been lovingly restored, but it's also a stroll through some interesting - and curious - shops as well as restaurants. It's right near the harbor so great way to take...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Genevieve K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lots to do, educational, historical and fun for the kiddies. Waterfront attractions, typical tourist shopping. Go and have fun!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Salsgalveston
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went after Christmas. Not too crowded. It is fun to shop & see the old architecture on the Strand. There is a trolley you can ride so you don’t have to search for parking. The Trolley goes from the Seawall too.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dianawT5193KX
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A really nice and clean place to walk around and enjoy the shopping, food, and entertaining. We enjoyed our walk done this area. A must stop

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank AylaM871
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Strand has some great old architecture, fun shops and nice cafes. We always enjoy walking The Strand when in Galveston.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank FamilytravellerTX
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just a great time. Little shops, places to eat, history to learn. A great way to spend the day with the family.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank C5534FTlisab
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walked this nice shopping street with my family recently. There was a good selection of boutiques to shop in. Some touristy and some had nice home goods and jewelry. It’s an enjoyable few hours.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 728russellf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since my first Mardi Gras in 1986 I've been in love with the Strand District. The big fire left a lot in ashes but they've rebuilt with gusto. Many new lofts, trendy little resturants and bars. Shops to stroll in and out off. The Strand...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank catdad2two
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a nice place to walk and drive around in. Christmas decorations were outstanding and there's so much to see.

Date of experience: December 2018
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8 October 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 !
29 July 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
29 July 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