Kemah Boardwalk - Kemah, TX
Located along the Gulf, the Kemah Boardwalk overlooks Trinity Bay and spans 60 acres. The boardwalk was opened in 1996 and is 20 miles from downtown Houston. Take a ride on the Gulf’s only rollercoaster, the Boardwalk Bullet, and check out the unusual stingray-petting tank if you’re feeling courageous. If you need to cool off, head to the Dancing Fountains, which has 75 ground-level water jets that shoot water 10 to 12 feet up into the air.