You know what they say about the weather in Southeast Texas: Just wait a few minutes and it will change. So on those great days when the cool breeze is blowing and the sun is shining bright you just want to be outdoors with friends! From bars to bakeries, we’ve collected a list of places with porches and patios so you can enjoy the best of what Beaumont and the surrounding areas have to offer.  In Beaumont: Amelia Farm & Market 8600 Dishman Road Beaumont, Tx 77713 Nothing says relaxation like a fresh lunch on the farm and that's exactly what you'll find at Amelia

The Big Thicket Association (BTA) will host the  Annual Neches River Rally on Saturday, September 7 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 Neches River Rally September 7, 2019 LNVA Saltwater Barrier 5790 Bigner Road Beaumont, TX 77703 Launch Site Opens: 7:30 a.m.  Entry Fees: $35: 13 years and older ($45 after August 19, 2019) $10, 12 years and younger ($15 after August 19, 2019)

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?” syndrome

Springtime in Beaumont, Texas brings the weather for more time outdoors which makes our area the perfect place to explore. Visit museums and exciting attractions, gardens, nature and wildlife.  1. Visit Beaumont Museums  Check out the world's largest fire hydrant, donated by the Walt Disney Company and decorated in dalmatian spots at the Fire Museum of Texas. learn about Beaumont's oil history at the Spindletop Gladys City/Boomtown Museum and the Texas Energy Museum. Children will love the Beaumont Children's Museum with tons of activities. Tour our three

Rivers, bayous, marshes, the Gulf of Mexico, salt - and freshwater lakes. The communities of Southeast Texas grew up around water. Our area offers some of best fishing on the Gulf Coast with plenty of shore fishing, boat launches and fishing charters. You can also kayak the region's multiple paddling trails or venture offshore into the Gulf. But if you're looking for the best way to get up close and personal with nature, we recommend a swamp or river tour. Below is a list of area guides and outfitters to get you started. Neches River Adventures Tour the Neches River and take in its

I come from a family of nature and art lovers. My mom loves horses and taking pictures of wildlife. My dad could spend all day snorkeling in the beautiful waters off the coast of Florida. My grandma has been known to hand draw personalized cards for my kids. So, when my Aunt Sharon talked about her frequent visits out to Cattail Marsh, I wasn’t surprised that she had fallen in love with the beautiful landscape tucked away in Tyrrell Park. But, she’s not just visiting. Sharon Rigsby has turned her love of nature into works of art and she’s hoping to share her passion with

Shopping for mom, outdoor goodies for dad and fun activities for the kids: it’s a summer weekend in Beaumont packed with action for everyone in the family. “His and Hers Weekend” at Ford Park is a combination of the popular Peddler Show summer market and the Southeast Texas Great Outdoors Expo, where couples and families can shop together and there is plenty planned for the kids too! “Shoppers will be able to purchase one admission and enter into BOTH shows,” said The Peddler Show Event Manager Amber Binder, “There are even activities for the kids such as

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 the

The staff of Big Thicket National Preserve invites everyone to explore the thicket by taking advantage the many ranger-led programs being offered in the months of March, April and May. From canoe trips on the Neches River to a black bear presentation and night hikes through the thicket, park ranger will offer a variety of free programs. Some programs require participants to pre-register, and still others have alternative meeting locations. Be sure to consult the Spring 2017 Ranger-led Program Schedule below for more details.  Tuesday, March 14, 10:00 am: Canoe Trip Join park rangers

From a new birding video, to the groundbreaking on the Wetlands Education Center, to the Big Sit!, the Beaumont CVB gives you a bird's eye view of Cattail Marsh - what's happening now and what you can expect to see in the near future. "Beaumont and Cattail Marsh have been getting a lot of press this year, recently featured in the January issue of Texas Highways Magazine as one of the 17 trips to take in 2017," says Elizabeth Eddins, Director of Tourism. Bird's Eye View: Cattail Marsh Video The new video captures the landscape over 18 months at different