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Hotels in Kemah near Kemah Boardwalk

Kemah Boardwalk Introduction

Kemah Boardwalk is popular 60-acre amusement park on the shores of Clear Lake and Galveston Bay, about 30 miles southeast of downtown Houston. Opened in 1998, the park features a bustling boardwalk, carnival rides and 10 restaurants, as well as a boutique hotel, a charter yacht and several shops. Among the most popular rides is the Boardwalk Bullet, a high-speed wooden roller coaster that opened in 2007. The theme park is open every day of the year, and offers daily waterfront shows and festivals. Space Center Houston and the seaside resort city of Galveston are a short drive away.

Hotels near Kemah Boardwalk

The boardwalk has a 3-star waterfront boutique hotel on the park grounds, featuring 5 restaurants and an outdoor pool. Outside the park there is a range of hotel options, including mid-range and budget-friendly properties. Most offer traditional rooms and family-friendly suites, as well as pools or gyms. If you want to avoid the crowds and high hotel prices, try to come on weekdays, rather than on weekends when the park is busy. Prices typically remain consistent throughout the year, although the weather will be more pleasant in the winter, spring and fall, as opposed to the sweltering summer.

Where to stay near Kemah Boardwalk

Nestled among marinas along Galveston Bay, just south of Kemah Boardwalk, is a popular, laid-back area featuring a number of casual restaurants, bars and chain eateries, all within walking distance of the park. Additional hotels and casual waterfront dining options can be found a 5-10 minute drive away, in a similar area on the opposite shore of Clear Lake. About 8 miles west of Kemah Park, you'll find clusters of hotels and low-key restaurants along NASA Parkway and Bay Area Boulevard, the main thoroughfares through the residential neighborhoods around Space Center Houston.

Things to see near Kemah Boardwalk

The area surrounding Kemah Boardwalk is rich in waterfront dining and shopping options, and offers a variety of boating and yachting activities. A 15-minute drive away is Space Center Houston, the Official Visitor Center of NASA Johnson Space Center and part of the Smithsonian. It offers behind-the-scenes tours of the Space Center, interactive space exhibits, and a popular space shuttle simulation. The coastal town of Galveston, known for its beaches, is 26 miles away. Kemah Boardwalk is 36 miles from downtown Houston, featuring many drinking and dining establishments, as well as renowned entertainment and sports venues.

How to get to Kemah Boardwalk

Kemah Boardwalk is easy to reach from the greater Houston area, as well as from other parts of the county. George Bush Intercontinental Airport is 47 miles away. Two smaller regional airports, William P. Hobby Airport in Houston and Scholes International Airport in Galveston, are about 25 miles away. The park is 7 miles from I-45, which provides direct access to both Galveston and Houston. There's no public transportation near Kemah Boardwalk, so it's advisable to get a rental car if you're in from out of town. The area directly surrounding the park along Galveston Bay is easily walkable.