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Kemah
Travel Guide

Kemah Boardwalk featuring rides and signage

Bring the whole family to the marina and exciting entertainment district of this picturesque bayside city in the Houston suburbs.

Kemah is a pretty coastal town with an interesting boardwalk and scenic views of the Gulf Coast. In previous decades, it was a tranquil fishing town. Now it is an entertainment hub, with plenty of restaurants, bars and intriguing sights. Enjoy its hot Texas climate for fun outdoor activities and events overlooking the bay.

The heart of the city is the Kemah Entertainment District, which is based around the iconic Kemah Boardwalk. Take your kids to the amusement ride section, which opens daily from morning until late evening. Go on the Boardwalk Beast, a thrilling boat ride with music and entertainment.

Gaze up at the impressive wooden structure of the Boardwalk Bullet, with its many crossovers and twists. Other rides include the Wonder Wheel, the Double-Decker Carousel and the Ferris Wheel.

Make your way to the Stingray Reef and Rainforest Exhibit, where you and your family can touch swimming stingrays. Wander through the rainforest area to see scorpions, tarantulas, snakes and piranhas, among other exotic creatures.

Choose from the range of bars and eclectic dining options near Trinity Bay. Many of the restaurants specialize in seafood. Enjoy views of the boats in this region. The main local industry is shipping. The marina has one of the largest concentrations of boats in Texas.

Embark on a cruise from the Boardwalk Fantasea in the Clear Lake and Galveston Bay areas. The enormous charter yacht has upscale dinner trips, party cruises and sightseeing tours. Venture southwest from the boardwalk area to the shopping complex full of restaurants and stores.

Find the city in the northeastern part of Galveston County in southeastern Texas. It is west of Trinity Bay in the southeastern outskirts of Houston. Fly to the George Bush Intercontinental Airport and drive south for 45 miles (72 kilometers) to get here in about 1 hour.

Kemah is perfect for a fun family day out enjoying the amusements and marina boardwalk.

Days Inn by Wyndham Kemah
Days Inn by Wyndham Kemah
2 out of 5
1413 Highway 146, Kemah, TX
The price is NZ$104 per night from 27 Jun. to 27 Jun.
Situated in Kemah, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kemah Lighthouse District and Kemah Boardwalk. Clear Lake is 1.9 mi (3.1 km) away.
3.7/5Good! (792 reviews)
"Good space in room, cleanliness, friendly and helpful staff"

Reviewed on 25 Mar. 2021

Days Inn by Wyndham Kemah
Kemah Boardwalk Inn
Kemah Boardwalk Inn
3 out of 5
8 Kemah Waterfront Street, Kemah, TX
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$254 per night from 29 Jun. to 29 Jun.
Situated on the boardwalk, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Kemah Boardwalk, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Johnson Space Center - NASA and Armand Bayou Nature ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (949 reviews)
"The music performance was awesome. The crowd was nice. Security was great. Overall very ,very nice. Had a great time with friends and family for my birthday and father's day."

Reviewed on 21 Jun. 2021

Kemah Boardwalk Inn
Holiday Inn Kemah (Near Boardwalk), an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Kemah (Near Boardwalk), an IHG Hotel
3 out of 5
805 Harris Ave, Kemah, TX
The price is NZ$214 per night from 22 Jul. to 22 Jul.
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kemah Lighthouse District and Kemah Boardwalk. Clear Lake is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) away.
4.5/5Wonderful! (912 reviews)
"Very nice and clean!"

Reviewed on 14 Jun. 2021

Holiday Inn Kemah (Near Boardwalk), an IHG Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Kemah Island Cottage
Kemah Island Cottage
310 E Shore Dr, Kemah, TX
Situated by the sea, this holiday home is within a 5-minute walk of Deep Hole Park and Clear Lake. Kemah Boardwalk is 1.3 mi (2 km) away.
4.9/5Exceptional! (14 reviews)
Nice place to enjoy a weekend
"Super cute crib and lax neighborhood to stay we definitely come to this place !!!"

Reviewed on 22 Jun. 2021

Kemah Island Cottage
Clipper House Inn Cottage
Clipper House Inn Cottage
Kemah, TX
Situated in Kemah, this cottage is within a 5-minute walk of Kemah Lighthouse District and Kemah Boardwalk. Clear Lake is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) away.
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Perfect little getaway
"This was a perfect little Getaway for our Valentine's weekend with the major drop in temps and things shut down. Matthew and Jen offer a beautiful little gem with such hospitable owners. Went above and beyond meeting us when we got there offering local info as well as about the cottage. It was warm ..."

Reviewed on 1 Mar. 2021

Clipper House Inn Cottage
The Romance!
The Romance!
Kemah, TX
Situated in Kemah, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Kemah Lighthouse District and Kemah Boardwalk. Clear Lake is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) away.
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Absolutely amazing stay
"Me and my wife decided on a trip , we were just visiting Galveston but she had never been to kemah or the board walk , after extensive looking and multiple problems with other places we happened upon this GEM, we immediately felt comfortable, not only were we contacted by the owners , but they made ..."

Reviewed on 30 Mar. 2021

The Romance!
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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