Once a small fishing village, Kemah, TX is now a top tourist destination, offering miles of beaches, historical attractions, top-notch shopping, dining and outdoor activities to vacation and business travelers alike. And with its location on Galveston Bay, it’s just a quick commute after a long work day in Houston, making Kemah a convenient get away for those on a tight schedule.
Your first stop in Kemah should be the Visitor Center. Helpful staff at the converted school and old railroad station on Bradford Street can provide information about Boardwalk Bullet, home of the “coolest coaster on the coast,” daytime and sunset cruises, sailing adventures, ferry times, outdoor performances and wildlife attractions.
Spend your day petting stingrays, feeding turtles and observing the awe-inspiring alligators at Stingray Reef, located on the vibrant Kemah Boardwalk at the Aquarium Restaurant. While you’re there, take a stroll through the rainforest and reef exhibits, which house regional aquatic animals and non-indigenous creatures like scorpions, snakes, turtles and tarantulas.
Take a quick drive to NASA’s Johnson Space Center to see authentic exploration vehicles currently in development. Visit the site of the historic Apollo Mission Control Center as well as Rocket Park’s Saturn V Complex to sneak a glimpse of astronauts training for upcoming missions. Or, get a taste of space yourself when you board the Feel of Space module for a simulation of life about a real station.
After a day of touring, take advantage of the many amenities available in your IHG hotel room, where friendly staff will do their utmost to make your stay as comfortable and relaxing as possible. Book your stay at an IHG hotel today and get ready for a trip you won’t soon forget.
Set in the heart of the Central Business District, the Crowne Plaza Houston Downtown offers an unparalleled location near leading leisure and business destinations such as Houston's Toyota Center, Rice University, and Minute Maid Park. Less than 1 mile from the George R. Brown Convention Center, our Downtown Houston hotel is within walking distance to fine dining and shopping.
Every villa on the resort features its own beachside-balcony. Some of these balconies offer a view that overlooks the beautiful Gulf of Mexico or our infinity-edge pool a view of the beautiful Gulf waters, plus the relaxing waterfront pool deck with direct beach access.