Kemah Boardwalk

Kemah Boardwalk which includes rides, a garden and tropical scenes

Kemah Boardwalk

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This old-school boardwalk on Galveston Bay is a dining, shopping and amusement park paradise.

Kemah Boardwalk is a bustling destination with a charming yesteryear atmosphere. Hop aboard an old-fashioned wooden roller coasters or carousels, and then check out the many arcade games. Both tourists and locals come here at night to take in the Texas BBQ and a wide selection of other cuisines. There are live bands both in the bars and restaurants as well as on an outdoor stage. All of this overlooks Galveston Bay, just a short drive south of Houston.

Constructed in the 1990s, the 42-acre (17-hectare) complex is full of trendy restaurants and boutique shopping, and a broad variety of rides. Thrill seekers will want to try The Inverter, Fireball and Drop Zone. For families, there’s a Ferris wheel, miniature train, airplane ride and double-decker carousel. Cool off under the Dancing Water Fountains where dozens of holes in the ground randomly shoot up water. When you’re ready to take a breather, stroll along the peaceful waterfront walkway and take in the view.

There are restaurants of all kinds, but the specialty here is seafood, including crab cakes and fresh Cajun-style shrimp. A strip of shops provides everything from beachwear to a year-round Christmas store.

This idyllic waterfront setting is a popular tourist destination. Weekdays tend to be less crowded, which can be a plus for families with small children. But there’s an exciting carnival atmosphere on weekends, particularly in the evenings, when the boardwalk fills with families and young people, and street performers fill the air with live music.

The Kemah Boardwalk is 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of Houston. There is parking available nearby with a free shuttle boat transfer, or there are lots nearby with reasonably priced parking.

Top Hotels Close to Kemah Boardwalk

Courtyard by Marriott Houston Kemah
Courtyard by Marriott Houston Kemah
3 out of 5
805 Harris Avenue, Kemah, TX, 77565
Fully refundable
The price is $127 per night from Jun 12 to Jun 13
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Kemah. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (977 reviews)
"Our stay was ok. No complaints at all. Clean hotel. Pool was open. On site Mini store and bar was open. Very short walk to the boardwalk. We will be back."

Reviewed on May 9, 2022

Courtyard by Marriott Houston Kemah
Kemah Boardwalk Inn
Kemah Boardwalk Inn
3 out of 5
8 Kemah Waterfront Street, Kemah, TX, 77565
The price is $209 per night from May 30 to May 31
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Kemah. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a marina. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (967 reviews)
"Good place"

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

Kemah Boardwalk Inn
Kemah Dozen Palms Bay Retreat - Waterfront, steps from Kemah Boardwalk
Kemah Dozen Palms Bay Retreat - Waterfront, steps from Kemah Boardwalk
Kemah, TX
Stay at this family-friendly vacation home in Kemah. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and an arcade/game room. Popular attractions Kemah Boardwalk and Space ...
5/5 Exceptional! (43 reviews)
Easter Weekend at Kemah
"We had a wonderful weekend at Kemah. The house was spectacular. Very clean, owner was very responsive with communication. Couldn’t believe how close we were to the Boardwalk! Can’t wait to stay again!"

Reviewed on May 1, 2022

Kemah Dozen Palms Bay Retreat - Waterfront, steps from Kemah Boardwalk
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OYO Hotel Kemah TX - 146, Boardwalk
OYO Hotel Kemah TX - 146, Boardwalk
2 out of 5
1411 Highway 146, Kemah, TX, 77565
The price is $53 per night from May 31 to Jun 1
OYO Hotel Kemah TX - 146, Boardwalk
Kemah Boardwalk Inn
Kemah Boardwalk Inn
3 out of 5
8 Kemah Waterfront Street, Kemah, TX, 77565
The price is $209 per night from May 30 to May 31
Kemah Boardwalk Inn
Courtyard by Marriott Houston Kemah
Courtyard by Marriott Houston Kemah
3 out of 5
805 Harris Avenue, Kemah, TX, 77565
The price is $127 per night from Jun 12 to Jun 13
Courtyard by Marriott Houston Kemah
Kemah Dozen Palms Bay Retreat - Waterfront, steps from Kemah Boardwalk
Kemah Dozen Palms Bay Retreat - Waterfront, steps from Kemah Boardwalk
Kemah, TX
Kemah Dozen Palms Bay Retreat - Waterfront, steps from Kemah Boardwalk
Scottish Inns and Suites - Near Kemah Boardwalk
Scottish Inns and Suites - Near Kemah Boardwalk
2 out of 5
601 Texas Ave, Kemah, TX, 77565
The price is $144 per night from Jun 5 to Jun 6
Scottish Inns and Suites - Near Kemah Boardwalk
Captain Inn & Suites
Captain Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
2901 Nasa Parkway, Seabrook, TX, 77586
The price is $60 per night from May 30 to May 31
Captain Inn & Suites
Clipper House Inn Cottage
Clipper House Inn Cottage
Kemah, TX
Clipper House Inn Cottage
The Romance!
The Romance!
Kemah, TX
The Romance!
The Flying Cloud @ The Clipper House Inn
The Flying Cloud @ The Clipper House Inn
Kemah, TX
The Flying Cloud @ The Clipper House Inn
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.