Your Galveston, Texas vacation isn’t complete without visiting the Historic Downtown Strand & Seaport!
Downtown Galveston has shopping, dining, museums, entertainment, accommodations and nightlife.
Galveston Strand Shops
Anytime you go on vacation, it’s fun to pick out a souvenir for your loved ones at home. Hendley Market, Bungalow and Gracie’s are popular stops for tourists. The markets have unique artisans and crafts representing cultures from around the world. You can even have your gift monogrammed at a reasonable price! If you’re looking for a Texan made gift, check out The Old Strand Emporium. Regardless of what you hope to find, Strand Street and Post-office Street have endless boutiques to check out.
Downtown Galveston Attractions
If shopping isn’t your cup of tea, there’s plenty of things to see and do in Downtown Galveston. For the history buffs, the 1877 Tall Ship Elissa at the Texas Seaport Museum is a must see. Guests can go aboard and experience how the 19th-century sailors once live. Another great choice is the Pirates! Legends of the Gulf Coast. Here, you’ll learn how pirates earned their riches while out at sea. Both attractions are within walking distance of many other things to do in Downtown Galveston.
Restaurants On The Strand
You’re bound to work up an appetite when visiting Downtown Galveston, and Strand Street restaurants serve nothing but the best. For a true, Texan burger, check out Hubcap Grill. You can’t go wrong ordering their ‘Sticky Sliders’ served with bacon and peanut butter. Visitors craving seafood should dine with Fisherman’s Wharf. This restaurant offers waterfront views and some of the best seafood in Galveston. It is the perfect spot to unwind after a long day of walking.