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Make the most of your stay on Galveston Island with our insiders guide to exploring the area. Our monthly Staff Picks highlight all of the historic places, interactive tours, and family-friendly attractions that make our beachfront city so special. Read more to learn about our favorite places to drink, dine, shop, and explore.

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22 Mar

The Strand and Beyond: Where To Shop In Downtown Galveston

Downtown Galveston is renowned for 70 blocks of stunning historic architectural beauty, chock-full of restaurants, art galleries, and boutiques all within walking distance. From the historic Strand District to artful Postoffice Street to the nautical Pier 21, take a piece of Galveston home with you as you make memories shopping downtown. 

For art lovers, no trip to Galveston is complete without a visit to the Galveston Arts Center, the Galveston Art League Gallery, and the Buchanan Gallery. For unique clothing, jewelry, and accessories, check out The Jewel Garden, Fullen Jewelry, and Dorothy May's. You’ll find trendy women’s fashion at Tina’s on The Strand, BLU: A Boutique by the Beach, and Tangerine Boutique.

Chefs and foodies love the one-of-a-kind gift baskets from Maceo Spice & Import Co., homemade candy from La King’s Confectionery, or bags of freshly-roasted java from Galveston Coffee Roasters. Be sure to stop in at The Kitchen Chick for gourmet kitchen items and accessories. 

Looking for an out-of-the-box souvenir? The Witchery carries a complete line of herbs, essential oils, and books for self-discovery, self-empowerment, and spiritual enlightenment; while Strand Brass offers unique items from Tervis Tumblers, Christopher Radko, and Lilly Pulitzer. 


For wonderful accommodations close to Galevston’s top shopping districts, we suggest Hotel Galvez & Spa for a luxurious beachfront experience, and the Harbor House Hotel & Marina at Pier 21 for gorgeous views of the harbor.