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Downtown Galveston Island, Texas Part 1

A video tour of Downtown Galveston Island, Texas brought to you by the Downtown Partnership. Places of interest included are Gracie's, Bungalow, Head to Footsies, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Pirates Legends of the Gulf Coast, Haunted Mayfield Manor, Affaire d'art International Fine Art Gallery, MOD Coffee House, Little Daddy's Gumbo Bar, and Saltwater Grill.More details at http://www.galveston.com/downtown/

Posted by Galveston.com on Monday, June 23, 2014
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Galveston’s 70-block historic downtown is a veritable treasure chest of shopping.  But here are four antique and vintage shops you absolutely must visit:

Strand Brass
Family-owned and operated, Strand Brass has been serving tourists and locals alike for over 30 years in downtown Galveston. Located in the heart of The Strand Historic District, the cozy boutique features a wide array of products, ranging from one of the largest collections of Tervis Tumblers on the Island, to its enchanting Christopher Radko Christmas ornament collection. For the ladies, Lilly Pulitzer agendas, coolers, wine glasses and accessories have been one of the store’s top-selling brands for years. Once you’ve visited Strand Brass, you will see that it is no surprise this is one of the most popular shops on Galveston Island.

Fit Tri Run
Fit Tri Run began as a passion for running, roller blading, triathlons, race walking and most outdoor activities. Since then it has blossomed into an all-inclusive specialty store designed to promote healthy and active living, and provide training and education.  Fit Tri Run features a vast assortment of products, including athletic shoes, apparel, nutrition and accessories to create happier feet and happier moving bodies. 

Old Galveston Trading Company
The Old Galveston Trading Company, located in Historic Downtown Galveston on Postoffice Street, has provided its customers with exceptional service since 2011. The shop features a wide array of home decor products and furnishing, including local artwork, handmade cards, and imported furniture - as well as a variety of their ever-popular Singing Bowls. Offered in antique brass, handcrafted crystal, and other fine materials, these transcendent treasures produce sounds which invoke a deep state of relaxation, reduce stress, and aid in healing.

Hendley Market
Known for its eclectic selection of antiques - including everything from medical instruments to nativity scenes - this store is a haven for seekers of unexpected, offbeat gifts such as books, paper goods and jewelry, plus the fascinating and macabre assemblage work of Galveston artist Robert Dampier. Keep an eye out for a three-legged cat, which has been known to nap on the historic building’s skylight.

Galveston Trolley System on Track to Restoration By 2018

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Galveston Arts Center Announces New, Expanded Summer Art Programs for Youth

Taught by a team of university-trained artists and licensed art teachers, the program schedule covers an impressive array of visual art topics. Read more.

Galveston's Best Happy Hours

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5 Great Restaurants for Gluten-Free Diets

It wasn’t too very long ago that asking to see the gluten free menu in a restaurant would have elicited a response along the lines of “What’s a gluten?” from your baffled server. Read more.

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7 Things to Do on a Rainy Day in Galveston

You’ve just landed in Galveston for some much-needed R&R and glance out the hotel patio window at the Gulf of Mexico. And it's raining. Never fear! Read more.

Get a Cost Break by Staying Mid-Week

Grab that suntan lotion and put on that sexy swimsuit! Beach season has arrived and Galveston is rolling out the red carpet – eh, make that sand and sea – for the thousands of beachgoers headed to the island. Read more.

The Best Burgers in Galveston

A lesser known tidbit about our treasured island is that it’s also is home to some of the best hamburgers in the state. You just have to know where to look. Read more.

Galveston's Pier 21 - An All Day Affair

Galveston’s Pier 21 has restaurants, an exclusive hotel, marina, theater, harbor tours and attractions. Read more.

#LoveGalveston2017 Photo Contest - A Chance to Win Cash, and Be the Face of Galveston

There’s nothing like spending “island time” with your family, taking in the Galveston coast while making memories you’ll cherish for a lifetime. While your memories may be priceless, capturing them in a photograph could lead to some extra bonuses. Read more.

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