Hotel at a Glance: Holiday Inn Houston-Webster
The Holiday Inn Houston-Webster sits halfway between Houston and Galveston in an area brimming with family-friendly attractions. Three miles from the hotel, the Space Center Houston is a must-see attraction for kids, featuring interactive science shows, a spacesuit gallery, and a space shuttle takeoff simulator. At Kemah Boardwalk, which Forbes Magazine named one of the country's top 10 boardwalks, you can ride a Ferris Wheel or barrel down a wooden roller coaster. Kids under 12 will also be treated like specials guests back at the hotel, where they stay and eat for free.
- Signature dishes: At the on-site Kem’s Restaurant include maple grilled salmon BLT and chorizo stuffed pork chops located inside the hotel
- Triple-sheeted beds in each guest room come topped with hard and soft pillows
- In-room amenities include 32-inch HDTVs and free WiFi
- Go swimming in the hotel’s heated indoor pool
- Hike, boat, and canoe: your way through the nearby Armand Bayou Nature Center, a sprawling preservation area on the Texas Gulf Coast
- Distance to downtown Houston: 22 miles
Clear Lake Area, Texas: Bustling Boating Community Near Interactive NASA Facility
The city of Webster is located near several day-trip worthy attractions, from the Galveston beach to the Space Center Houston, a world-class NASA facility where visitors learn about the history of the Apollo missions in the Mission Control Center. Situated about halfway between Houston and Galveston, it’s closely tied to the Clear Lakes Area in southeast Texas, a recreational region with one of the country's most-active boating scenes. The lake is a popular landing spot for jet skis, canoes, and fishing vessels year-round.
Urban hiking trails provide access to the area’s natural habitats on land. Most notably, Armand Bayou Nature Center has a network of discovery trails that highlight native plants and animals, including bison and alligators. The park’s main area has a boardwalk that cuts through the region’s forests and marshes. Still, some believe that the best way to explore the bayou is onboard a ranger’s pontoon boat—check in with local watercraft to find out about renting one.