The Beaumont Convention and Visitor’s Bureau recently hosted the 28th Annual Hall of Fame, honoring meeting planners who chose Beaumont as their host city for meetings, reunions, conventions and sports events. With the help of the Beaumont CVB Sales Team, more than $24 million was brought into the city in 2017 from conventions and meetings. The 2018 Hall of Fame was hosted at the newly renovated Holiday Inn and Suites Beaumont Plaza; over 160 attended including meeting planners, city dignitaries and tourism partners. Providing entertainment for those in attendance was Lanny Kibbey, a

  Whether you’re heading straight for Beaumont, Texas, or passing through, the city has plenty to keep you busy. In fact, there’s so much to do, you might need to adjust your plans to stay a little longer.  Whether you’re a nature enthusiast, an art lover , a history buff, a shopaholic or a foodie, you’ll find plenty of reasons to make Beaumont your destination of choice for a day, or for days on end. With so many options to choose from, it can be hard to decide. But here are 18 things for you to consider in 2018.      1. New Restaurants We all

With a vast history dating back almost 200 years, Beaumont, Texas, has staked its claim in both Texas and U.S. archives. Locals certainly have a past they can be proud of, and there’s plenty to show-and-tell for people just becoming acquainted with the beautiful city as well. The city’s strong foundation has paved the way for a bright future here in Beaumont.  Here are a few of the people, places and events that have graced memoirs near and far: The Spindletop Effect On Jan. 10, 1901, the city of Beaumont solidified its place in history when the Lucas Gusher at Spindletop

The Beaumont CVB invites locals to re-discover Beaumont with free motorcoach tours offered throughout the year. Tours are designed to help locals develop a new sense of pride and love for Beaumont by re-discovering everything the city has to offer.  2018 Beaumont Destination Training Schedule​ March 28 May 16 July 18 September 12 November 14 Click here to register online through Eventbrite . On the tour, you'll be introduced to the museums, history and culture of Beaumont, Texas. Highlights include a visit to the Spindletop/Gladys City Boomtown Museum , where

The Sabine Area Restaurant Association has named Charles Duit and Debbie Bando-Duit as its 2018 honorees for 35th Taste of the Triangle, Feb. 13 at the Beaumont Civic Center. The annual fundraiser showcases the diverse cuisines of Southeast Texas and benefits local charities as well as support students in the hospitality and food service industry. In what has become a Fat Tuesday tradition in Beaumont, over 40 area restaurants will be serving up everything from Italian, Cajun and Thai, to country classics and soul food, in a festive Mardi Gras atmosphere. Beverage companies will offer wine and

The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) Convention Sales and Servicing Team has been working diligently to bring meeting and convention business to Beaumont, Texas.  Beaumont’s local economy benefited from the meetings revenue that the Beaumont CVB’s Sales Team generated to the tune of over $24 million in 2017.  This means that local hotels, restaurants, bars, retail shops and attractions all benefit from guests that come to Beaumont for meetings. With these additional local sales taxes paid by guests, they contribute to city funds to support vital city

  1. Fire Museum of Texas Looking for a unique picture opportunity? Visit the Fire Museum of Texas and take a picture with the giant fire hydrant and learn about the local history of the Fire Department and stories of the different trucks and supplies used over the years. 2.  Cattail Marsh and Beaumont Botanical Gardens Head out to Tyrrell Park to enjoy the sights of the birds and wildlife at Cattail Marsh , the roses and greenery at the Beaumont Botanical Gardens and horseback riding at the stables .  3.  Edison Museum Interact with clever inventions,

The Birds are Back in Town! The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau would like to officially introduce you to the newly released Beaumont Birdies! The first series of Beaumont Birdies includes six plush birds, each named for a local connection to highlight their favorite area attraction. Each Beaumont Birdie comes with its own custom profile tag and plays its own unique birding call.  These Beaumont Birdies are part of a new initiative designed to capture the interest of a broader audience in the birding community and increase awareness of Beaumont’s birding hotspots. Typically,

2018 brings a big year for birds and those who appreciate them. Especially since it is the Year of the Bird, marking the 100-year anniversary of the passing of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, protecting migratory birds from any harm, transport or sell. Why is this important you may ask? Southeast Texas is home to two major migratory flyways, harboring high bird counts throughout the area. Our region is a haven for these birds, giving birders and those who love nature wonderful sights to see. If you didn’t know, then now you know, that Beaumont and the surrounding areas are a premier

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In recent years, Americans, as a whole, have been spending more money going out to eat than ever before. At the same time, the restaurants everywhere have stepped up their game due in large part to social media leading culinary tourism to be on the rise. Online outlets such as Facebook and Instagram have played a monumental role in driving the interest and enthusiasm when it comes to the daily food experiences of diners everywhere. In fact, discovering innovative eats and photographing beautiful meals has never been more popular. The most interesting aspect of this foodie revolution is the