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“Charming-great architecture”
Review of The Strand

The Strand
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US$155.00*
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Galveston Island and Houston Sightseeing Tour
Ranked #3 of 101 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.
LaSalle, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
121 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Charming-great architecture”
Reviewed 4 May 2014

I found The Strand to be charming! Yes, it's touristy--a cruise ship was docked just a few blocks away. That's what you should expect on an island. There are t-shirt and souvenir shops, but there are also some higher end shops, food, bars, etc. It's the architecture that makes it charming, and the people working in the stores who I found to be very excited to share Galveston with us by suggesting other places to visit, and talking about city history. I loved it!

Visited April 2014
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Cleburne, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great shopping and History”
Reviewed 3 May 2014

We spent the afternoon on the Strand. Visited many shops and walked and enjoyed the history of the Strand. Great place to walk and people watch. Public restrooms were clean and easy to find. A large variety of shops and restaurants. Great place to spend an afternoon. Very short walk to the pier.

Visited April 2014
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Houston, Texas
Level 2 Contributor
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“Fun shopping street”
Reviewed 3 May 2014

Had a beer and walked around looking at all the stores. Went into a candy shop that was pretty cool. Lots of gifts and novelties available down there as well as some restaurants and bars. You can walk down the street with a beer/wine, which is pretty cool.

Visited April 2014
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Dallas, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
125 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“quaint”
Reviewed 30 April 2014

A place with old charm and there were a few antiques stores which closes early. Relaxed atmosphere and is a perfect place to walk around or sit down and chill.

Visited April 2014
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“Walking a pleasure”
Reviewed 29 April 2014

Easy to get around. Good shopping, eating and drink areas and establishments. Lots of history. You can spend hours looking through the shops. Blue Bell ice cream is located in one establishment with sitting areas just out side under covered verandas. Enjoy.

Visited April 2014
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