Summer is quickly approaching and many families will be planning out their summer vacations. Kemah is a small city of just under 3,000 that lies between Houston and Galveston. Less than 200 miles from the Austin area, it makes a great vacation destination.
The most popular destination in Kemah is the Boardwalk; it is located on Galveston Bay. When hurricane Ike hit the gulf coast, much of the boardwalk was destroyed. Over the past year, it has been rebuilt and is open for business.
The boardwalk is a mini amusement park has many attractions for the entire family; such as a ferris wheel, carousel and the Bullet, a 96 foot tall wooden roller coaster, with a 92 foot drop. The boardwalk has many other attractions as well as restaurants, which include the Aquarium, where dinners can dine while surrounded by huge aquariums. There are souvenir shops lined up on the boardwalk and a mini train that takes visitors around the entire park.
The boardwalk also has its own hotel for guests to stay in while they are visiting. Visitors can also visit the famous Kemah lighthouse water tower.
Just a few miles south of Kemah is Galveston, another popular vacation destination. Galveston is home of Moody Gardens. Moody Gardens contains an Aquarium Pyramid complete with several exhibits that include the South Atlantic Exhibit, Penguin Exhibit, Caribbean Exhibit and North Pacific Exhibit. Each exhibit is different and has something everyone will enjoy.
Visitors of Moody Gardens can also enjoy the Rainforest Pyramid. It is a 10 story pyramid with over 2,000 species of exotic plants from the rainforests of Africa and Asia. Animals and birds of the rain forest roam the rainforest so visitors can get up close to these exotic creatures.
Moody Gardens also has its very own 4D Theater, where visitors can see, feel and hear the action of a 15 minute movie. There is also a 3D IMAX theater for visitors to enjoy.
Moody Gardens also has a Ridefilm theater. Each 18 passenger ride is surrounded by 180 degree wrap around screen. The rider feels as if they are in the scene in which they are riding.
For the family members who love to golf, Moody Gardens has that covered too. Golfers can experience a seaside course with a tropical feel. The course has 500 palm trees to shade visitors.
Galveston also has beaches that vacationers can enjoy. Another feature Galveston has added is the Schlitterbahn Water Park. This park is the third in the Schlitterbahn park family and has 32 attractions for visitors to enjoy.
League City is also near Kemah, and is located between Houston and Clear Lake. There are many things to do here as well; one is NASA and Johnson Space Center. This is not only entertaining, but a learning experience everyone in the family can enjoy.
If quiet is something your looking for, there are several bay houses for rent on the Galveston Bay. These homes overlook the quiet bay and are sure to give families lasting memories and beautiful sunsets.
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