Best Shopping

From all the shops and stores in a city, 10Best narrows the options to those places with the most appeal and the best offerings. We deliver a carefully vetted selection to let you explore Galveston shopping on your own. If time is really tight, though, and you don't have the leisure to look through all our offerings, we present our Best Shopping list for Galveston. Here, we distill the best businesses down to a special selection of ten. These places promise a stellar experience and a taste of the city that you just can't miss.

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Hendley Market offers antiques, such as books and medical equipment, but the real draw is the store's large selection of nativities and santons. Shoppers will find over 200 nativities from far away places like Bethlehem and Germany. The santons,...  Read More



For an impressive array of antiques and collectibles, visit this design emporium. The selection highlights the wares of over 50 dealers and includes clothing, jewelry, books, furniture, art, and architectural salvage, largely from the Victorian Age.

The Gingerbread House


Located in the 1891 Van Alstyne House, The Gingerbread House features 14 different rooms adorned with eye-catching antiques. Items include china, crystal, furniture, and jewelry, as well as Victorian dolls and hats. Since the house itself is an...  Read More



Historic cities always seem to have a local artist who dedicates time and energy to capturing the spirit of the city's past. Pam Heidt specializes in Galveston's rich Victorian history, and J. Bangle Gallery specializes in her artwork. Heidt's...  Read More

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Wherever you travel, it's always interesting to see what regional artists are producing. Buchanan Gallery is your best bet for a wide range of contemporary art, including paintings, sculptures, and a variety of other media. Artist openings...  Read More

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A traditional beach-town souvenir shop, Lafitte's Beat presents over 2,500 square feet of gift items, beachwear, and nautical-inspired merchandise. Named after Jean Lafitte, a pirate who lived in Galveston in the early 1800s, the store remains...  Read More



During the 1800s and early 1900s, The Strand Historic District was the most affluent area of town and still features many of the city's upscale establishments. Visitors can choose from one of over 100 shops and restaurants to pass their time, or...  Read More



Mr. James H King began making candy in the 1920s, and his heritage lives on today in the form of La King's Confectionery on Galveston's historic strand. The shop has been satisfying Galveston's sweet tooth since it opened at its current location...  Read More



The Admiralty on the Strand specializes in nautical-themed gifts and home decor. The always changing inventory includes model ships, stuffed animals, puzzles, pirate- and ocean-themed toys and jewelry. The collection of made-from-scratch model...  Read More



Murdoch's Bathhouse is one of Galveston's most historic locations. The legacy dates back to 1800s, and it has gone through a lot since. The original wooden bathhouse was destroyed in the storm of 1900 and again in 2008 thanks to Hurricane Ike....  Read More