Whether you call Beaumont home or are planning your first visit to this Texas gem, summer here is a season you definitely don’t want to miss. The temperatures may be warming up, but Beaumont offers a variety of cool options for distraction, learning and exploration. From outdoor activities to roadside attractions to summer camps and more, adults and kids of all ages will find something to rave about.  10 Ways to Celebrate Summer in Beaumont: 1. Roadside Attractions Getting to Beaumont is half the fun! We have a few brilliant ways to ease the “are we there yet?”

While sporting tournaments like softball, baseball, soccer and tennis are mainstays, Beaumont is a hot spot for youth meetings and events. It has become a huge draw for faith-based youth groups, in part because Beaumont delivers affordable accommodations, family-friendly attractions , and offers easy accessibility between venues, restaurants , hotels, churches, and other entertainment options that youth love. Because Beaumont sits comfortably on Interstate 10 in Southeast Texas, we are able to offer to youth groups a customized experience that is Texas friendly and bayou fun! Close enough for

Tacos are not just for Tuesdays! When it comes to finding the perfect taco, Beaumont is the right spot. If it seems like there is a Mexican restaurant on every corner that is because there just about is! From grilled fish to spicy pork and of course, the favorite ground beef version, there are tons of options for tacos being served up in Southeast Texas. Carmela’s 3925 Calder Ave Beaumont, TX 77706 Carmela’s is always hopping - serving up traditional Tex-Mex with spicy salsa and great specials! They are probably best known for the tacos al pastor which is a delicious combination

Beaumont welcomes USA Softball of Texas to the Beaumont Athletic Complex on May 26-28, 2017 for the 8 and Under Texas State Championship. “We’re excited to bring another State Championship to Beaumont,” says Linda George, USA Softball District 39 Commissioner. “We have players coming from all over Texas to participate in the tournament and with it being our 65th Anniversary this year we are expecting a record turnout.”          With 80 teams and nearly 2,500 attending the championship tournament, the Beaumont CVB is expecting an

Pull out bubbles around kids and everyone is happy and having fun, right? Kids love bubbles! That’s the motivation behind the popular “Bubble Days” in Beaumont. The free event is an effort by the Texas Energy Museum to get kids interested in science by using something kids can really get into! “What we are trying to do is to introduce kids to sciences,” said Executive Director of the Texas Energy Museum, Ryan Smith. “Petroleum science is our main science and these events get kids at a young age interested and involvement with science outside the

The staff of Big Thicket National Preserve invites you to explore the thicket by taking advantage the many ranger-led programs being offered in the months of May, June, July and August 2017. From canoe trips on Village Creek to frog hikes, presentation on the area’s history and night hikes through the thicket, park rangers will offer a variety of free programs this summer. Some programs require participants to pre-register, and some have alternative meeting locations. Be sure to consult the Summer 2017 Ranger-led Program Schedule (below). Saturday, May 6, 2:00 pm: Snakes: Behind

Mother’s Day is a time set aside to celebrate the special mom in your life!  You don’t have to spend a lot of money or plan something outrageous to show her you care. Sometimes it’s the simple things and time spent together that means the most! From shopping to lunch or enjoying a relaxing spa day, there are plenty of options for treating mom in Beaumont, Texas.  1. Treat her to a special brunch (or lunch) There are plenty of places around town with brunch specials every weekend. But, for Mother’s Day several places are making special plans designed just

Beaumont—a city with lots of nightlife, lively bars and fun events—is one of the best destinations in Southeast Texas for a trip with friends when there’s an occasion to celebrate. If you want a bachelor or bachelorette party, 40th birthday getaway, or a weekend trip for good music and great barbecue, book a trip to Beaumont. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to plan the perfect weekend with friends in Beaumont, Texas. Step 1: Book a fun and functional hotel.  Beaumont has lots of fun places to stay for a weekend trip with a group of friends. The MCM Elegante

Hot sparks and flames flying…. immense heat radiating…the loud persistent clanking of metal hitting metal, over and over and over again. Creativity along with fire and metal is what makes the age old craft of blacksmithing. It’s an art that is gaining in popularity in Beaumont and beyond. Metalsmith Rob Flurry teaches blacksmithing classes at Spindletop Gladys City Boomtown . “I really like passing on the art, the skill and making sure it doesn’t get lost,” said blacksmith Rob Flurry. Flurry says his curiosity of blacksmithing started young with the

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 scouting for treasure around Beaumont, the CVB can help coordinate a group activity that is sure to be a hit with your family and friends. 2) Tour Your Hometown Touring your