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Kemah is a tourist city located on the southeast coast of Texas in the Houston-Sugar Land metropolitan area. As of the 2010 census, the population was 3,334 full-time residents. In 2012, Kemah was ranked the top tourism spot in the Greater Houston Area. The town originated as a small fishing village on Galveston Bay and the main industry came from shipping. Today, it's still an important shipping port due to its' location on Galveston Bay, but tourism is the second largest industry for the town. The area's restaurants, shopping and attractions are contained within the Kemah Entertainment District, dominated by the Kemah Boardwalk. Open daily year-round, the Kemah Boardwalk features rides, festivals, seaside shows, retail shops, waterfront restaurants and other amusements. It's known for its' trademark wooden roller coaster, which has the most number of track crossovers ever designed on a wooden coaster. Amusement ride hours are seasonal and subject to change without notice, so call ahead for information if you're interested in the rides. The city of Kemah is conveniently located just twenty-minutes from downtown Houston.

Surrounding areas: Seabrook, Texas (1.5 mi), Bayou Vista, Texas (15.7 mi), Tiki Island, Texas (18.0 mi), Galveston, Texas (21.4 mi), Crystal Beach, Texas (23.7 mi), Houston, Texas (26.6 mi), Caplen, Texas (30.1 mi)

Kemah Vacation Rentals

Kemah Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Kemahescape617 9th StKemah, TX (281) 538-3200
Oakwood/the Park At Waterford Harbor1420 Marina Bay DrHouston, TX1.2 mi.(713) 995-5111
Comfort Inn & Suites2901 Nasa PkwySeabrook, TX1.5 mi.(281) 326-3301
Hampton Inn3000 Nasa PkwySeabrook, TX1.5 mi.(281) 532-9200
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites2720 Nasa Rd OneSeabrook, TX1.5 mi.(281) 326-7200
La Quinta Inn & Suites Seabrook3636 Nasa PkwySeabrook, TX1.5 mi.(281) 326-7300
Oakwood/the Palms At South Shore1201 Enterprise AveLeague City, TX2.8 mi.(713) 995-5111
South Shore Harbour Resort & Conference Center2500 Southshore BlvdLeague City, TX5.1 mi.(713) 334-1000
Candlewood Suites Houston Clear Lake2737 Bay Area BlvdHouston, TX5.8 mi.(281) 461-3060
Towneplace Suites Houston Clearlake1050 Bay Area BlvdHouston, TX6.0 mi.(800) 257-3000
Days Inn & Suites - Dickinson3711 Hughes RdDickinson, TX6.2 mi.(281) 534-9800
Howard Johnson Express Inn & Suites915 W Nasa Rd 1Webster, TX6.3 mi.(281) 316-2003
Homewood Suites By Hilton401 Bay Area BlvdHouston, TX6.4 mi.(281) 486-7677
Residence Inn By Marriott Houston525 Bay Area BlvdHouston, TX6.4 mi.(281) 486-2424
Motel 6 #0551 Webster1001 W Nasa Rd 1Webster, TX6.4 mi.(713) 332-4581
Days Inn Nasa1303 Nasa Rd 1Houston, TX6.5 mi.(281) 286-0434
Extended Stay America1410 Nasa Rd 1Houston, TX6.5 mi.(281) 333-9494
Comfort Suites16931 N Texas AveWebster, TX6.6 mi.(281) 554-5400
Select Inn & Suites1568 Live Oak StWebster, TX6.6 mi.(281) 338-9400
Hampton Inn506 W Bay Area BlvdWebster, TX6.7 mi.(281) 332-7952
In Town Suites Nasa480 W Bay Area BlvdWebster, TX6.7 mi.(281) 554-9552
La Quinta Inn & Suites520 W Bay Area BlvdWebster, TX6.8 mi.(281) 554-5290
Extended Stay Deluxe720 W Bay Area BlvdWebster, TX6.9 mi.(281) 338-7711
Best Western Nasa Space Center889 W Bay Area BlvdWebster, TX7.0 mi.(281) 338-6000
Microtel Inn & Suites1620 Nasa Rd 1Houston, TX7.2 mi.(281) 335-0800
Days Inn/nasa2020 Nasa Rd 1Houston, TX7.4 mi.(713) 333-0308
Travelodge Inn & Suites5201 Gulf FwyLa Marque, TX7.5 mi.(409) 986-9777
Brentwood Inn1300 Nasa PkwyHouston, TX7.8 mi.(281) 333-2500
Quality Inn Nasa904 E Nasa PkwyHouston, TX7.8 mi.(281) 333-3737
Comfort Suites La Porte902 S 8TH StLa Porte, TX7.8 mi.(281) 842-9200
Holiday Inn Express908 W G StLa Porte, TX7.8 mi.(281) 842-9888
Days Inn & Suites Nasa750 W Nasa PkwyWebster, TX7.8 mi.(281) 332-1001
Best Western La Porte Inn705 Hwy 146 SouthLa Porte, TX8.5 mi.(281) 471-4040
Garden Suites107 N 8th StLa Porte, TX8.5 mi.(281) 867-9944
La Quinta Inn La Porte1105 Hwy 146La Porte, TX8.5 mi.(281) 470-0760
Texas City Fairfield Inn By Marriott10700 Emmett F LowryTexas City, TX9.6 mi.(409) 986-3866
Howard Johnson Clearlake15313 Gulf FwyHouston, TX10.5 mi.(281) 484-1500
Intown Suites Pasadena6330 Fairmont PkwyPasadena, TX10.5 mi.(281) 991-7897
Super 8 - Pasadena5400 Vista RdPasadena, TX11.6 mi.(281) 487-8882
Comfort Suites Deer Park1501 Center StDeer Park, TX12.4 mi.(281) 930-8888

Kemah Weather & Climate

The Central Southeast coast of Texas has a humid subtropical climate according to the Koppen climate classification system. Prevailing winds from the south and southeast bring both heat from the deserts of Mexico and moisture from the Gulf of Mexico. Summer temperatures are very hot and the humidity drives the heat index even higher. Winters are temperate with January highs generally above 60 F and lows near 50 F. Snowfall is rare. Average annual rainfall is well over 40 inches a year. Hurricanes and tropical storms are an ever-present threat during the summer and fall season. Galveston Island and the Bolivar Peninsula are generally at the greatest risk for hurricanes in this region.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 63°F 45°F 4.76 in. -
February 67°F 48°F 3.11 in. -
March 73°F 54°F 3.38 in. -
April 79°F 60°F 3.42 in. -
May 85°F 68°F 5.16 in. -
June 91°F 73°F 6.66 in. -
July 93°F 75°F 4.63 in. -
August 93°F 75°F 4.52 in. -
September 89°F 71°F 5.90 in. -
October 82°F 62°F 4.37 in. -
November 72°F 53°F 4.78 in. -
December 65°F 46°F 3.79 in. -

Kemah Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are Ellington Field (EFD) located about 9 miles northwest of Kemah in Houston, Texas, the William P Hobby airport (HOU) located approximately 17 miles northwest of Kemah in Houston, Texas, the George Bush Intcntl Houston airport (IAH) located roughly 36 miles northwest of Kemah in Houston, Texas, and finally the Sugar Land Regional airport (SGR) located around 38 miles west of Kemah in Houston, Texas.

Kemah Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Stewart Beach ParkGalvestonTX21.4 mi.
Six Flags AstroWorldHoustonTX25.6 mi.
Water Parks
SplashTown WaterparkSpringTX44.1 mi.
Golf Courses
Magnolia Creek Golf LinksLeague CityTX5.1 mi.
Dickinson Country ClubDickinsonTX5.8 mi.
Beacon Lakes Golf ClubDickinsonTX6.0 mi.
Chaparral Golf ClubDickinsonTX6.0 mi.
Green River Golf ClubDickinsonTX6.0 mi.
Bay Forest Golf CourseLa PorteTX8.1 mi.
Bayou Golf ClubTexas CityTX9.2 mi.
Friendswood Country ClubFriendswoodTX10.9 mi.
Battleground at Deer ParkDeer ParkTX12.4 mi.
Evergreen Point Golf CourseBaytownTX13.3 mi.
Lakeview Country ClubLa MarqueTX13.4 mi.
San Jacinto College Golf CoursePasadenaTX14.8 mi.
Alvin Golf & Country ClubAlvinTX15.7 mi.
Hillcrest Golf ClubAlvinTX15.7 mi.
Southwyck Golf ClubPearlandTX15.7 mi.
River Terrace Golf CourseChannelviewTX16.6 mi.
Texaco Country ClubHoustonTX20.9 mi.
Galveston Island Municipal Golf CourseGalvestonTX21.8 mi.
Eagle Pointe Golf ClubMont BelvieuTX22.0 mi.
Bear Creek Golf WorldHoustonTX25.3 mi.
Brock Park Municipal Golf CourseHoustonTX25.3 mi.
Classic 3 Golf CourseHoustonTX25.3 mi.
Clear Creek Golf CourseHoustonTX25.3 mi.
Clear Lake Golf ClubHoustonTX25.3 mi.
Glenbrook Golf CourseHoustonTX25.3 mi.
Gus Wortham Park Golf CourseHoustonTX25.3 mi.
Hermann Park Golf CourseHoustonTX25.3 mi.
Houston Hills Golf CourseHoustonTX25.3 mi.
Houston National Golf ClubHoustonTX25.3 mi.
Jersey Meadow Golf ComplexHoustonTX25.3 mi.
State Parks
San Jacinto State ParkTX14.1 mi. 
Galveston Island State ParkTX24.0 mi. 
Texas Seaport MuseumGalvestonTX21.4 mi.(History)
Ocean Star Offshore Drilling Rig & MuseumGalvestonTX21.4 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Houston Maritime MuseumHoustonTX25.6 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Menil CollectionHoustonTX25.6 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Houston Museum of Natural ScienceHoustonTX25.6 mi.(Science)
Museum of Health and Medical ScienceHoustonTX25.6 mi.(Science)
Museum of Printing HistoryHoustonTX25.6 mi.(Technology)
Contemporary Arts MuseumHoustonTX25.6 mi.(Art)
Museum of Fine ArtsHoustonTX25.6 mi.(Art)
Rice University Art GalleryHoustonTX25.6 mi.(Art)
Fort Bend Museum AssociationRichmondTX44.6 mi.(History)
George Ranch Historical ParkRichmondTX44.6 mi.(History)
Woodlands Science and Art CenterThe WoodlandsTX51.0 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Zoos and Aquariums
Rainforest at Moody GardensGalvestonTX21.4 mi.
Houston Zoological GardensHoustonTX25.6 mi.

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