Welcome to Beaumont

It's our great pleasure to welcome you to Beaumont, Texas, home to astonishing biodiversity and historical significance. Here, history was made with the first major oil discovery that changed the world forever. Travelers come from long distances to enjoy Southeast Texas' outdoor opportunities including fishing, hunting, birding, paddling and yes, holding live alligators. On the border of Louisiana but thoroughly Texan, Beaumont embraces both brisket and crawfish. Whether you’re visiting us for a week or just a weekend, you will find comfortable and friendly accommodations along with a variety of things to do, shopping and dining options.

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Beaumont CVB Sweeps Industry Awards at State Conference

The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau is proud to announce its winnings in the Texas Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus (TACVB) Idea Fair at the organization’s annual conference in El Paso last week. “Our team continues to prove themselves year after year with award-winning initiatives & this year is no different,” says Dean Conwell, CDME Executive Director for the Beaumont…Continue Reading

Top 10 Spots to Listen to Live Music in Beaumont

Whether you are in the mood for relaxing jazz ensemble or ready to dance all night to the latest rock band, there are plenty of places to enjoy live music in Beaumont. From the well known favorite music spot “The LogOn” to the newer place for live music over at “Courville’s,” soaking up performances by local talent has never been more fun! There are so many of options! We’ve got the top 10 places…Continue Reading

Coming Up: 3rd Annual Neches River Rally

The Big Thicket Association (BTA) will host the 3rd Annual Neches River Rally on Saturday, September 10 at the LNVA Saltwater Barrier boat launch on Bigner Road in Beaumont, Texas. Come enjoy this very unique paddling experience and help us celebrate the National Parks Centennial in the Big Thicket National Preserve. Event Details 3rd Annual Neches River Rally September 10, 2016 LNVA Saltwater…Continue Reading

Beaumont Celebrates Craft Beer

The craft beer scene is exploding in the Beaumont area! Proof: For the second year in a row, The City of Beaumont’s Craft Beer Festiva l, which happens September 24, sold out in just days. From festivals to bars and on store shelves around town, people in Beaumont are ordering up unique, local craft beer. “It’s so popular! More and more people in this area have a craft focus when it comes to…Continue Reading

Big Thicket Celebrates 100 Years of the National Park Service

More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 409 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. On August 25, 2016, the National Park Service turns 100 and Big Thicket National Preserve is hosting a celebration! Event Details: National Park Service Centennial Celebration August…Continue Reading

Your Back to School Headquarters: Beaumont Boutiques

You’ve probably seen the signs and gotten the emails about preparing for the new school year. It’s already here! From new hair styles to new clothes, back to school time often means shopping. Spending your money at local shops and salons not only helps the local economy, it also means you will stand out in the crowd with one of a kind items you can’t find at national store chains. How will you…Continue Reading

Paddling Southeast Texas

Grab your paddle and get ready to get on the water! Canoeing and kayaking are among the favorite outdoor activities in our area. Beaumont is surrounded by many bodies of water and makes for the perfect place for a beginner paddler or someone who has been around the lake a few times or two. “Kayaking offers a very unique perspective here in Southeast Texas,” said Willie Nelson, President of the…Continue Reading

Cattail Marsh Scenic Wetlands Boardwalk Now Open

The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce the grand opening of the Cattail Marsh Scenic Wetlands boardwalk and viewing platforms. The new boardwalk features two covered platforms providing access to incredible views of the wetlands’ abundant wildlife. The boardwalk stretches 520 feet across the most active habitat within Cattail Marsh; it is eight-feet wide to the first…Continue Reading

Get Creative: 3 Ways to Make Your Reunion Unique

We know sometimes it can be stressful being the one in charge of helping put together a family or class reunion. So if you're looking for fresh ideas, look no further! Here are three ways for you to get creative and make your reunion unique, courtesy of the Beaumont CVB. 1) Plan a Scavenger Hunt Get outside and spice up your next get together with a scavenger hunt. Whether it's geocaching or…Continue Reading

10 Places to Get Ice Cream in Beaumont

Deep fried ice cream? Sure! What about ice cream and espresso? Ok! And, did you know you can even watch ice cream being made with liquid nitrogen? From a traditional vanilla cone to out of this world frozen creations, there are plenty of places around Beaumont to get your fill of delicious ice cream and other cool treats! Baskin Robbins 4030 Dowlen Road #8 Beaumont, TX 77706 We just found out…Continue Reading

Explore Beaumont's flavor with made-from-scratch menu items and locally sourced goods. And let's not forget the craft beer.

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From art exhibits & live music to happenings just for kids and outdoor activities, you'll find plenty that can be enjoyed regularly.

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Trip Ideas

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Visitor Guide

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Trail Maps

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Family Fun

Gaze at the world's third largest fire hydrant, enjoy a round of... More