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ShermansTravel experts do the legwork – literally – to walk you through the neighborhoods and regions in your destination. From local geography to notable landmarks to the hotel and restaurant meccas, we detail which areas to scope out during your stay and which spots aren’t worth the cab fare.

Galveston Neighborhoods

East End Historic District

Spanning over 50 blocks east of downtown, this district – one of the city’s most prestigious addresses – encompasses 400+ historic mansions, including examples of Greek Revival and Victorian architecture.


Downtown stretches from the harbor to Broadway and 19th to 25th Streets. Here, restaurants, shops, bars, art galleries, and antique stores share street space with Victorian homes and hip lofts.

Strand Historic District

Gorgeous Victorian homes have kept this upscale neighborhood on the National Register of Historic Places since 1970. Post Office Street is known for happening nightlife, dining, shops, and museums.

San Jacinto

Part of what locals call “Beach Central,” the San Jacinto neighborhood has the longest frontage on the Gulf of Mexico. Its great views attract both locals and visitors.

Kempner Park

Centered around 25th street south of Broadway is the other part of locally dubbed “Beach Central.” Homes here range from impressive period mansions to tiny cottages.

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