KemahUnited States of America

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.

Where to stay in Kemah

Kemah which includes a marina

Clear Lake Shores

4.5/5Wonderful!(67 area reviews)

You'll enjoy the live music and parks in Clear Lake Shores. You might want to make time for a stop at Kemah Boardwalk or Clear Lake.

Clear Lake Shores

Top Hotels in Kemah

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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 $148 per night

Located in Clear Lake Shores, 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! (978 reviews)

"great place to stay..very friendly staff, great location"…"

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020

Kemah Boardwalk Inn
Holiday Inn Kemah (Near Boardwalk)
Holiday Inn Kemah (Near Boardwalk)
3 out of 5
805 Harris Ave, Kemah, TX
The price is $119 per night

Located in Clear Lake Shores, 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! (815 reviews)

"The property was very clean. The room was very clean as well. the bed was very comfortable and the A/C was super cold. The restaurant/bar was closed and so was the pool because of COVID-19. 5-10 min walk to the boardwalk was very nice."…"

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020

Holiday Inn Kemah (Near Boardwalk)
Days Inn by Wyndham Kemah
Days Inn by Wyndham Kemah
2 out of 5
1413 Highway 146, Kemah, TX
The price is $51 per night

Located in Clear Lake Shores, 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! (730 reviews)

"Very close to boardwalk. Some shady people in parking lot"…"

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

Days Inn by Wyndham Kemah

Popular places to visit in Kemah

Kemah Boardwalk
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Kemah Boardwalk

4.5/5(1,135 reviews)

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

Clear Lake
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Clear Lake

4.5/5(94 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors at Clear Lake, a popular spot to commune with nature in Houston. Wander the lakeside and parks while you're in the area.

Kemah Lighthouse District
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Kemah Lighthouse District

4/5(1 review)

You can find the perfect gifts to bring home at Kemah Lighthouse District during your trip to Kemah. Experience the area's live music and theater scene.

Space Center Houston
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Space Center Houston

4.5/5(1,083 reviews)

This iconic “mission control” was immortalized for its role in the first moon landing.

Johnson Space Center - NASA
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Johnson Space Center - NASA

4.5/5(1,214 reviews)

Explore the exhibits at Johnson Space Center - NASA, a favorite museum in Houston. Stroll along the lakeside or attend a sporting event in the area.

Bolivar Peninsula
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Bolivar Peninsula

4.5/5(201 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors at Bolivar Peninsula, a popular spot to commune with nature in Port Bolivar. Stroll along the beaches in this relaxing area, or seek out the golf courses.

Top things to do in Kemah

Houston CityPASS: Admission to Top 5 Houston Attractions
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Houston CityPASS: Admission to Top 5 Houston Attractions

$64
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Space Center Houston NASA Visit with Hop-on-Hop-off Tour
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Space Center Houston NASA Visit with Hop-on-Hop-off Tour

$85
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Texas
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City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Texas

$10
Per adult
Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of Texas
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Survival Challenge by Zombie Scavengers of Texas

$20
Per adult
NASA Tour, Space Center Houston
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NASA Tour, Space Center Houston

$88
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Professional Black Car service from IAH Airport to Houston downtown
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Professional Black Car service from IAH Airport to Houston downtown

$210
Per adult

Reviews of Kemah

4.5

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 57.35294117647059%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 35.294117647058826%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 6.617647058823529%
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4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Mar 27, 2020

Be aware of construction in the area. Traffic

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 24, 2020

Ancora Italian Restaraunt was tasty and fun entertainment Local coffee and eateries were very accommodating People are overall friendly and welcoming

4/5 - Good

BD

Jan 7, 2020

a nice small town along the coast line; nothing much about the amusement park but walking around was relaxing and fun for the kids;

4/5 - Good

Crissy

Aug 24, 2019

Great place to stop on our way to Galveston before we head out to a cruise. Great seafood options and Kemah Boardwalk is fun to walk around.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Aug 23, 2019

Fun area with lots to do!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Aug 13, 2019

We enjoy the restaurants and seafood markets in Seabrook

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