Kemah Travel Guide

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Kemah Things to Do

  • Art

    I kinda liked this statue of a mermaid and always like meeting the locals but she was not real talkative.

  • Kemah Boardwalk

    The Kemah Boardwalk is the main tourist attraction in Kemah. Most of the best attractions are here including some great rides like a 96 foot tall wooden rollercoaster with a 92 foot drop that reaches speeds of over 50 miles per hour, "The Drop Zone" a 65 foot Ferris Wheel, and more. There are also fine restaurants here along with views of Galveston...

  • Kemah Lighthouse District

    The Kemah Lighthouse District is a mixture of old and newer buildings housing a collection of restaurants, bars, and shops. There are also several attractions in here ranging from fun to do stops to tourist traps. It kind of depends on your budget and your taste. Well worth at least walking through and soaking up the atmosphere.

  • Kemah and the Visitors' Center

    Kemah is a town of about 1900 (down 19% since 2000) located along Texas Highway 146 in GalvestonCounty in the Gulf Coast part of Southeast Texas.Kemah is between Houston and Galveston. A town was established here in 1824 by one of the original colonists under Stephen F. Austin, Michael Gouldrich. In 1898, the town of Evergreen was established here...

  • Kemah Boardwalk

    The Boardwalk has many restaurants situated on the water with lovely views while you eat. The restaurants are all on the pricey side but you will not find one that has bad food. There are many events on the boardwalk all throughout the year. Here is the website before you visit check out the site and see what is going...

  • Kemah Boardwalk

    Kemah Boardwalk is about an hour from Houston (including traffic). It is a miniature version, however, so if you are expecting the works don't get that excited. However, for a day/night away from the city it's a great solution. There are rides for children (even a new roller coaster), fun restaurants, shopping, and all while listening to (and...

  • Feed the fish and ducks

    Along the boardwalk there are 25 cent dispensers where you can buy food to feed the fish and ducks. When you throw the food in, the will actually go on a feeding frenzy. Quite a sight to see!

  • Take In The Boardwalk

    Boardwalks are popular destinations, especially for families. The Kemah Boardwalk offers restaurants, shops and rides for the kids! Try the Ferris Wheel or take the train; jump onto the Crazy Submarine or try your skill on the Climbing Wall. My favorite ride has always been the Carousel, because it's not something that spins or careens seemingly...

  • Birdwatching

    Since we're from the Northeast United States, Texas has many birds we've never seen, but only heard of through the years. The pelican is one of these birds.I was thrilled to catch sight of this Brown Pelican in flight while we were visiting the waterfront area in Kemah. Brown Pelicans are most always seen near salt water and inhabit both coasts....


Kemah Hotels

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  • Boardwalk Inn

    This is a really nice place and the rooms are very comfortable. They have lots of different rooms...

  • Holiday Inn Kemah (near boardwalk)

    805 Harris Avenue, Kemah, Texas, 77565, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Super 8

    My husband & I stayed in this hotel last night and recommend it if you are in the Kemah/Texas City...


Kemah Restaurants

  • Overeat and Walk It Off!!

    Now this is a buffet! Lots of seafood, comfort food (like chicken and meatloaf), Italian dishes, desserts, soups, salads. There is so much good food here I almost put this tip under "Warnings and Dangers". Hours are 11 AM to 9:30 PM Sunday through Thursday and 11 AM to 10:30 PM Friday and Saturday. Prices are $16 for adults, $14 for senior and $8...

  • Great Seafood

    If you like seafood, you have to stop at the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company. They have about every type of shrimp mentioned in the movie, plus some. The decor has lots of heavy wood and memorabilia from the movie and the south. There are license tags on each table (see photo) that say Run, Forrest Run (if you don't need anything) and Stop, Forrest Stop...

  • Great Crawfish

    Swamp Shack is one of my family favorite places to go. They usually have bands 7 days a week and on the weekends they have bands in the afternoon starting at 2 and another in the evening. You also have the choice to sit outside, inside, or even upstairs. The servers are great and I have never had bad service there. They have great crawfish and...

  • Best Restaurant on the water!

    Outriggers is a seafood and oyster bar on the water. This restaurant is locally known to park your boat at while your spending a day on the water. They have great drinks, good food, and most weekends they have live music on the lower lever. We usually eat here every Sunday after church to have our crawfish and oysters. Its a great local joint but...

  • Live Music

    T-Bone Toms is probally one of the most famous local joints in Kemah. They have great music almost every night of the week. They also have great seafood and awesome crawfish! T-Bone toms has really up'ed its scaled the past couple of years and they now have a VERY large outdoor section with a palapa over head. They have tvs for the games and lots...


    WOW is all I can say! I had Landry's for the second time in my life last night and it was pure amazingness! Yes it was super expensive but well worth it if you want some goooood seafood. I had this Mahi Mahi with Avocado and steamed veggies. Wow the sauce they add is wonderful. They give you bread before your food comes out and also a salad with...

  • Eat with the Fishes!

    The Aquarium restaurants are more like an amusement park these days than a restaurant. I remember eating here many years ago and it was nothing more than a few fish tanks and a great meal. However, now, it's got anything and everything you could imagine. The Aquarium at Kemah has an upstairs area, outside area, bar, and gift shop. They have great...

  • Kemah Boardwalk: Mexican Place

    Inside the Kemah Boardwalk you will see an array of food choices. The buildings are HUGE and when you get out there you start fumbling with which one you might choose. If you are in the mood for mexican food than Cadillac is going to be your place.It is actually a part of the Landry's restaurant chain. They have multiple floors to eat on and even a...

  • Don't miss this underwater theme The...

    The aquarium is a great place to eat! The restaurant is built with several aquariums, and when you are inside, it feels as if you are underwater! Check it out!


Kemah Shopping

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  • Lots of Interesting Shops!!

    There is a wide variety of shopping available in the Kemah Lighthouse District. Shops range from the normal gift shops with souvenirs, through biker shops, boutiques ranging from vintage clothing to modern and risqué, and more. A good example is The Haunted Heel. Rock and Roll!!

  • Gifts And Yummy Things...

    A number of shops overlook the square on Kemah's waterfront where there is a small boardwalk. When I'm near a boardwalk the first thing I look for is...FUDGE! This shop had a wide selection of flavors to choose from, so after some thought I chose SNICKERDOODLE. Hmmm, fudge goes quickly when sharing with three other people!One portion of this store...

  • Kemah Hotels

    7 Hotels in Kemah

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Kemah Tourist Traps

  • Kemah boardwalk Parking!

    Weekend parking is paid year-roundSurface Lots - $6Closest Lot & Garage - $7Dont let them steal your hard earned money! Go to the free parking lot! There is a free parking lot very close by the other thing you have to do is take a shuttle boat! So why not enjoy a short boat ride and get free parking out of it. :) Shuttle Boat parking lots are...

  • Frank at the boardwalk

    There's about 200 yards worth of boardwalk here...... The Channel from Galveston Bay to Clear Lake passes here.

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

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