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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Memorial Day in Southeast Texas (2016)

Our area is rich in military history and appreciation and there are many ways you can take part. Memorial Day in Southeast Texas is a time to show your respect and maybe learn something about the people who served our country. While many associate Veterans Day and Memorial Day with service, they are not the same. Veterans Day we say thank you for your service and Memorial Day, we remember the…Continue Reading

Beaumont Breaks Ground on Cattail Marsh Boardwalk

The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce the City is breaking ground on construction of the Cattail Marsh boardwalk and viewing platforms. The new boardwalk features two covered platforms providing access to incredible views of the wetlands’ abundant wildlife. The boardwalk will stretch 520 feet across the most active habitat within Cattail Marsh, it will be eight-feet…Continue Reading

This Summer Enjoy Eco-History Tours on the Neches River

This summer let the family enjoy eco-tours on the Neches River aboard the Ivory Bill. The 45 foot long, Coast Guard approved pontoon operates on the open river and navigates into the cypress-lined backwater channels of the Big Thicket National Preserve. Neches River Adventures boat tours give passengers an opportunity to view wildlife and see a part of the Big Thicket few get to appreciate. Often…Continue Reading

MCM Eleganté Hotel Unveils $500,000 Remodel

“We’re in the memory making business,” general manager Steve McGaha said proudly during an interview with Beaumont Business Journal recently, talking about his hotel, the MCM Eleganté Hotel and Conference Center , which just unveiled a $500,000 pool remodel that includes a new extended deck, fresh paint, new tile and resurfacing. New covered cabanas with air conditioning and fans were installed as…Continue Reading

Coming Up: Spindletop Spin Annual Bike Ride

From wooded trails to open roads, the Beaumont area is one of the best places for cycling. If you are new to the sport or maybe taken some time off now is a great time to strap on your helmet and hop on a bike! Consider checking out one of the most popular sporting events in Southeast Texas, Spindletop Spin . Event Details: Spindletop Spin Annual Bike Ride Saturday, June 4, 2016 Rides start at…Continue Reading

Just Announced: Big Thicket Summer 2016 Ranger-led Program Schedule

Explore the Big Thicket National Preserve by taking advantage of the many ranger-led programs being offered in the months of May, June, July and August. From canoe trips to a black bear presentation and night hikes through the thicket, park rangers will offer a variety of free programs this summer. Some programs require participants to pre-register (noted below). View the summer schedule below or…Continue Reading

Beaumont Community Players Presents: RENT

Raw, Edgy and Compelling… with home grown talent. One of the most well known and popular musicals around is coming to Beaumont. The Beaumont Community Players is putting on the critically acclaimed musical RENT. The rock musical tells the story of a group of young artists struggling to survive in New York City’s East Village, under the shadow of HIV/AIDS. Organizers hope the production will not…Continue Reading

Beaumont’s Patillo’s Bar-B-Q Serves Legendary Links and More

When it comes to Beaumont restaurants, Patillo’s Bar-B-Q has become one of the city’s most famous eateries. This legendary dining destination has received loads of press over the years, including attention from Texas Monthly magazine and inclusion in Southern Living’s 50th Anniversary Issue, which highlighted the South’s most legendary barbecue joints . Early in 2016, Patillo’s was also featured…Continue Reading

Big Thicket National Preserve Creates $7,893,000 in Economic Benefits

Tourism to Big Thicket National Preserve creates $7,893,000 in Economic Benefits A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 125,832 visitors to Big Thicket National Preserve in 2015 spent $7,893,000 in communities near the preserve. That spending supported 112 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $10,139,900. “Big Thicket National Preserve welcomes…Continue Reading

Kyle Petty Charity Ride Rolls Into Beaumont

The public is invited to a Meet & Greet as we welcome Kyle Petty, Celebrity Riders and sponsors on Thursday, May 5th at 4:15pm at the Hampton Inn in Beaumont, Texas. Click here for the invitation and flyer . The Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America , one of the most successful and popular charity rides in the country, is revving up for its 22nd anniversary motorcycle trek, taking place from…Continue Reading

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.

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Trip Ideas

Browse through our suggested itineraries for trip ideas & our top... More

Visitor Guide

View the Official Visitor Guide for Southeast Texas, or request a copy... More

Trail Maps

View and download trail maps to help you explore downtown Beaumont,... More

Family Fun

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