Close Ad

Welcome to Beaumont

Following the sweep of long-leaf pine and cedar, through the lowland plains and fields, gradually down to the lapping Gulf waters and swampy mystery of the bayous, Beaumont offers a blend of unexpected combinations. On the border of Louisiana but thoroughly Texan, Beaumont embraces both brisket and crawfish, a mix of Texas swagger and Cajun rhythm. Where else will you find an enormous spotted fire hydrant a block from an excellent fine art museum? Or the the biggest captive alligator in Texas sharing the same town as a museum about the history of energy?

It's our great pleasure to welcome you to Beaumont, Texas, also home to astonishing biodiversity and historical significance. Visit sites where American history was made, from the first major oil discovery that changed the world forever, to the most one-sided Confederate victory of the Civil War. Travelers come from long distances to enjoy the area's outdoor opportunities including fishing & hunting, camping, hiking & biking, paddling and other water sports. From bird watching and botanical gardens to swamps and gators, you'll find plenty of things to do inside and outdoors. 

For entertainment, you'll find everything from regional festivals & events to symphony concerts, rodeos to ballet productions. And with classic Cajun cuisine, zesty Texas barbecue and authentic Mexican fare, the restaurants are as spicy as the people who live here.

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

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

Our Blog
Tis the Season for a Holiday Party!

Join the Downtown Museum District on the grounds of the Art Museum of Southeast Texas and Texas Energy Museum at 500 Main Street for the annual Holiday Tree Lighting Party from 3:30 - 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 3, 2015. Children and their families are invited to celebrate the holiday season with hands-on activities at this festive celebration complete with a visit from Santa Claus! Admission is…Continue Reading

Your Complete Guide to Shopping Small (& Why It Matters)

As you create your holiday shopping lists, consider keeping it local. From homemade hand soaps to custom-made jewelry or even a Spindletop mug, you’ll find the perfect gift right here in Beaumont when you choose to shop small. Shopping at local stores is also the best way to get one-of-a-kind items and keep your money in southeast Texas. Fun fact: for every $100 you spend in a local small…Continue Reading

Wheels up for TACVB Mid-Winter in Beaumont!

On behalf of Captain Conwell & the entire Beaumont CVB crew we would like to extend a special invitation to all TACVB members to join us in Beaumont for the upcoming Mid-Winter Conference set for January 19-21, 2016. Your final destination is Beaumont, Texas…With a Little Something Extra. You’ll be arriving at gate, MCM Elegante Hotel & Conference Center. At gate MCM, luxurious accommodations will…Continue Reading

Where to Stay When Visiting Beaumont for Work, Play & Fun

Are you headed to Beaumont for a concert, business trip or just to visit family? Maybe it’s been a while since you have been in the area. The Beaumont CVB has you covered on where to stay when you come visit! From the best hotels for families to the ones that allow pets, and even places that offer shuttles to the local airport, the Beaumont CVB should be your first stop when it comes to planning…Continue Reading

All Aboard the KCS Holiday Express!

The KCS Holiday Express is a festive, six-car train that brings Santa Claus and his elves to communities throughout Kansas City Southern's U.S. rail network at scheduled stops. This year, the KCS Holiday Express is scheduled to make a stop in Beaumont on Saturday, November 28 from 4pm to 9pm. Guests to the train can visit with Santa Claus and walk through three cars filled with holiday displays.…Continue Reading

Honoring Veterans in Beaumont

Veterans Day is a day set aside to show honor and gratitude to those who have served our country. This year, there are plenty of events going on in the Beaumont area to honor veterans, and even special discounts & freebies. Veterans Day ceremonies open to the public: 7th Annual Veterans Day Memorial & Ceremony November 11, 11:00 am Ben J. Rogers Regional Visitors Center 5055 IH-10 South Beaumont,…Continue Reading

Beaumont Celebrates Small Business Saturday

The Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau along with the Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce and Better Business Bureau Serving Southeast Texas will participate in the sixth annual Small Business Saturday on November 28th to support small businesses in Beaumont. Founded by American Express® in 2010, Small Business Saturday® is a day to celebrate the small businesses that help support their…Continue Reading

Lamar Homecoming 101

Whether you are a current student, proud alumni or just a big fan of Beaumont, Lamar University Homecoming week is a big time for our area! Coming in from out of town for the game? Need LU gear? From free parking spots to family friendly events, we’ve got everything you need to know about Lamar Homecoming and the big game! 2015 Homecoming week is November 2-7th, with the theme “Cardinals Strong:…Continue Reading

Where to take kids trick-or-treating in Southeast Texas (2015)

Halloween is just around the corner and considering I have yet to buy my boys’ costumes, I am less than prepared. While I love all things fall – cool air, pumpkins on & in everything, food galore – it also comes with a fair amount of stress. From finding the perfect costume to deciding where to take the kids trick-or-treating, it can get overwhelming when you remind yourself this is only the…Continue Reading

Beaumont's Ultimate Fall Event List for 2015

From pumpkin patches and haunted tours to live music and festivals; we have all things Fall in the Beaumont area! The ultimate “bucket list” of 20+ events from now until the end of November! PUMPKIN PATCHES Wesley United Methodist Church 3810 N Major Dr Beaumont, Tx 77713 Open daily from 9am - 8pm from now until October 31st. Cost: Free This fun pumpkin patch benefits the youth program at the…Continue Reading