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The Beaumont CVB is proud to offer the Official Southeast Texas Visitors Guide as well as a variety of other promotional tools to our meeting and event planners, available for digital download. We're also happy to answer any questions you may have about planning your event in Beaumont by phone or in person, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Call our Director of Sales, Freddie Willard, at (800) 392-4401 or

Begin planning your adventure by viewing the Official Southeast Texas Visitors Guide. Or, request a copy by mail and sign up for email updates.


There are so many reasons to come and visit Beaumont. If you need help making your list, start with our top 10 reasons!


View and download trail maps to help you explore downtown Beaumont, hiking and biking trails, and the entire Southeast Texas region.


Browse through our trails & experiences for trip ideas and suggested itineraries that include our top picks for what to see while you're in town.

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Get Creative: 3 Ways to Make Your Reunion Unique

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…Continue Reading

Beaumont Welcomes National Physique Committee

Beaumont welcomes the National Physique Committee to the Julie Rogers Theatre on Saturday, April 22, 2017 for the Southeast Texas Championship. “This is the second bodybuilding competition and fitness expo to hit Beaumont since 1996,” says Robin Fore, Chief Operations Officer for the Southeast Texas Championship. “This year, the Southeast Texas Championship is sanctioned as…Continue Reading

Meetings Yield Healthy Return on Investment for Beaumont

The Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau will host its annual Hall of Fame Reception at MCM Eleganté Hotel & Conference Center in Beaumont on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.  “This is our favorite time of the year,” says Dean Conwell, CDME, Executive Director for the Beaumont CVB. “It’s our chance to give back to our friends from…Continue Reading

Re-discover Beaumont with Free Motorcoach Tours

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.  2017 Beaumont Destination Training Schedule​ March 22 May 3 July 12 September 13 November 15 Click here to register online through…Continue Reading

100 Years of Helping in Southeast Texas: Lions Club

Believe it or not, there are many good deeds happening in the Beaumont area every single day.  From free eyeglasses and eye screenings to school mentors and support for Habitat for Humanity and the Wounded Warrior Program… members of the Lions Club are always busy helping others.  And while you’ve probably heard about the Lions Club you might not know about all they are…Continue Reading

Beaumont CVB Announces Winners for Holiday Social Media Contest

As the year comes to a close, we want to take a moment to say thanks to everyone who came to the Beaumont CVB’s Holiday Party . We appreciate all of our guests who wore hats to the party. Y'all made it fun! Click here to see photos from the party . Thanks to all of our clients, volunteers, board members, city & county dignitaries and all of our hospitality partners who attended this…Continue Reading

Join us for Hats Off to the Holidays!

It’s a holiday party like none other in the Beaumont area! “Hats off to the Holidays!” is a party for the community and a celebration of another successful year for the Beaumont CVB. It's also a creative way to engage people. “The Holiday open house will give us an opportunity to invite new, potential clients and to attract prospective meeting contacts to our…Continue Reading

Herb Society of America Spends Thyme in Beaumont

Beaumont welcomes the Herb Society of America to the Holiday Inn Beaumont Plaza October 28-29, 2016 for the organization’s South Central District Gathering. “This is our first year to host the conference in Beaumont and we want people to know it’s open the public,” says Mary Doebbeling, Membership Delegate for the South Central District of The Herb Society of America.…Continue Reading

Amelia Farm & Market Takes "Farm-to-Table" to the Next Level

Imagine sitting on a comfortable porch, sipping a warm drink and looking off into the beautiful sunset while a cool breeze blows in. There is a gorgeous horizon with sprawling oak trees and cows grazing in the pasture. The food is amazing and so is the company. Well, you don’t have to just dream about such an experience, you can get it at Amelia Farm and Market .  “Our motto is to…Continue Reading

Beaumont CVB Sweeps Industry Awards at State Conference

The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau is proud to announce its winnings in the Texas Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus (TACVB) Idea Fair at the organization’s annual conference in El Paso last week. “Our team continues to prove themselves year after year with award-winning initiatives & this year is no different,” says Dean Conwell, CDME Executive…Continue Reading

Venue Showcase: Beaumont's Meeting Hotels

From baseball tournaments to a class reunion or work convention, you may be coming to Beaumont for business or to have fun with the family. Either way, staying in Beaumont has never been more accommodating or luxurious. Two of the biggest hotels in the area have stepped up the hotel game and are ready for you to book a room! The MCM Eleganté and Holiday Inn Plaza are the two top…Continue Reading

Beaumont Welcomes 800 Alumni for Hebert High School Mass Reunion

The Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau is pleased to welcome 800 alumni to town for the Hebert High School Alumni Association Mass Reunion to be held June 29 – July 3, 2016. The reunion – 1 of 19 to be held in Beaumont this summer – will bring an estimated $635,885 into Beaumont’s economy. “Hebert High has strong ties to the Beaumont Community,” says…Continue Reading

School Bus Safety "Roadeo" Takes Over Ford Park June 25

Beaumont Gears Up for School Bus Safety "Roadeo," June 25 FACT: According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) , 58% of child fatalities during normal school travel hours were in cars driven by teenagers. 23% of such fatalities were in cars driven by an adult. Kids riding on school buses accounted for less than 1% of such fatalities. Learn more at American School…Continue Reading

Beaumont Releases New Visitor Guide & Sports Facility Guide

As summer kicks-off, the Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is pleased to announce the release of two new projects: the Beaumont Sports Facility Guide and the Official Visitors Guide for Southeast Texas. Both of these will help make planning a little easier when organizing a sporting event in Beaumont or preparing for a Southeast Texas summer vacation. The newly redesigned Sports…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…Continue Reading

View of Beaumont from the Camera Club

The 2016 Convention of the Gulf States Camera Club Council will be held in Beaumont, Texas on Thursday, May 5th through Saturday, May 7th at the MCM Elegante Hotel . The Gulf States Camera Club Convention will consist of three days of fun and education from industry experts Rick Sammon, William Innes, Judy Host, and others. In addition to tons of learning opportunities, there will also be field…Continue Reading

Beaumont Hits Home Run with Multiple Sports Tournaments

The Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau announces a busy second quarter with 15 sports tournaments being held in Beaumont from April through June of 2016. These tournaments are expected to bring an estimated economic impact of $2,672,400 into Beaumont. “The facilities in Beaumont are great for hosting events. The hotels and restaurants are very accommodating & appreciative of the…Continue Reading

Partner with the Beaumont CVB for Success

With today’s limited budgets and fewer staff, smart meeting planners reach out to their local CVB and tap into a valuable partner resource so their conferences are more successful. If you're in charge of planning a meeting, don't do it alone! Instead, partner with the Beaumont CVB and see how we can help make your meeting a success. Who We Are As the official Destination…Continue Reading

Top Things for Groups to Do in Beaumont

Because of its location in Southeast Texas near the Louisiana border, Beaumont is a city with an interesting mixture of Texas culture and Cajun heritage. That’s one of the reasons that visitors, whether here for work or pleasure, leave Beaumont feeling a little more cultured and entertained. Beaumont is a destination unlike anywhere else, and if the company or organization you belong to…Continue Reading

Beaumont Welcomes East Texas Historical Association

Beaumont Welcomes East Texas Historical Association February 18-20, 2016 The Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau welcomes the East Texas Historical Association to the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Beaumont Plaza February 18-20, 2016 for its annual Spring Meeting and invites the public to attend. “We are an invaluable asset to southeast Texas history & culture,” says Dr.…Continue Reading

Making Memories: Gather in Beaumont

Beautiful history, unique attractions, affordable hotels, easy traffic and tasty restaurants. Sounds great, right? Yes, we are talking about Beaumont! Not only is Beaumont a great place to visit, but it’s also the perfect location to gather for an event and make memories. It’s the kind of thing you don’t think about until you need it. The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau…Continue Reading

Meetings Brought Over $18 Million Into Beaumont in 2015

Meetings Brought Over $18 Million into Beaumont in 2015. The Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau will host its annual Hall of Fame Reception at The Event Centre in downtown Beaumont on Thursday, February 11, 2016 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.  “Meetings, reunions and sporting events are big business for Beaumont,” says Dean Conwell, Director for the Beaumont CVB. “Hall of Fame…Continue Reading

Beaumont CVB Welcomes Peers from Throughout Texas

Texas Association of Convention & Visitor Bureaus (TACVB) Mid-Winter Conference January 19-22, 2016 The Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau welcomes the Texas Association of Convention & Visitor Bureaus (TACVB) Mid-Winter Conference to the MCM Elegante’ Hotel & Conference Center Tuesday, January 19 – Thursday, January 22, 2016.  “TACVB is an excellent…Continue Reading

Top 5 Reasons to Meet in Beaumont

Here are five reasons Beaumont, Texas is the perfect meeting destination.  1. Experts. Totally committed to you. Want an expert to advise you on how to incorporate Beaumont’s best into your meeting? The Beaumont CVB offers high quality service and has a reputation for being friendly and reliable. From choosing quality local partners and service providers, we’ll give you the…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,…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…Continue Reading

Beaumont Brings "Texas Friendly and Bayou Fun" to TSAE

Rebecca Woodland, Convention Sales Manager, and Freddie Willard, Director of Sales, know how to have fun while working at a professional conference during recent TSAE (Texas Association of Society Executives) evening reception. The Beaumont CVB's convention sales team spends much time "on the road" conducting sales calls, attending trade shows and networking events to foster…Continue Reading

Beaumont CVB Recognized by Industry Peers at TACVB Annual Conference

The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau is proud to announce its winnings in the Texas Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus (TACVB) Idea Fair at the organization’s annual conference in The Woodlands last week.  “I am so thrilled that our Clue-themed holiday event which the Beaumont CVB produced in December 2014 was so well received by our peers,” stated…Continue Reading

All Aboard for the National Model Railroad Association Convention

The Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau welcomes the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA) Lone Star Region 64 th Annual Convention to the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Beaumont Plaza Wednesday, July 22 – Sunday, July 26, 2015. “Model Railroading is fun! Whether you are young or old, trains have always had a great rapport with people,” says George Bohn, Convention…Continue Reading

Twirlers Head to Beaumont for Baton Twirling National Championship

U.S. Baton Twirling National Championship July 13-18, 2015 The Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau is happy to welcome the United States Baton Twirling Association’s 57th Annual National Championship to Ford Park Arena Monday, July 13 – Saturday, July 18, 2015. “Beaumont residents will be amazed by the athleticism and artistry of the nation’s best baton twirlers as…Continue Reading

American Legion Convention Brings Over $1 Million to Beaumont

American Legion Annual State Convention July 8-12, 2015 War veterans from around the state will begin arriving in Beaumont in early July for activities surrounding the 97th Annual State Convention of The American Legion, the nation’s largest organization of wartime veterans. “We expect more than 1,000 members of The American Legion family to take part in convention activities between…Continue Reading

Summer Preview: Sports!

Our Summer 2015 calendar is packed with sporting events and I am thrilled to welcome these heavy hitters to Beaumont! United Fastpitch Association  will host two weekend tournaments (Ages 10U-18U) at Ford Fields and the Beaumont Athletic Complex . Dates: June 5-6, 2015 (140 teams), June 12-14, 2015 (90 teams) United States Baton Twirling Association  is…Continue Reading

Close up on Convention Sales

There's always something happening in Beaumont! To help share this with meeting and event planners, our Sales Team makes regular trips to  Austin for client meetings, industry events and multiple sales efforts. Lately, we've been busy doing just that. Here's the scoop! Austin Sales Calls:  Earlier this month, I reached out to state association meeting planners…Continue Reading

Meetings Brought $21.7 million to Beaumont Last Year!

Beaumont CVB Celebrates Economic Impact of Meetings at Hall of Fame Dinner February 3, 2015 Yes, the economy in Beaumont benefited from tourism revenue, from meeting business, to the tune of $21.7 million in 2014! Meetings mean business in Beaumont. Hotels, local restaurants, bars and retail shops all benefit from guests to our city. Out of town guests paid taxes and brought new money to our…Continue Reading

25th Annual Beaumont Hall of Fame

25th Annual Hall of Fame Reception to Be Held February 3, 2015  The Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau will host its 25th Annual Hall of Fame Reception at The Event Centre in downtown Beaumont on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. The CVB will recognize and honor the meeting planners who chose Beaumont as their host city for conferences, sporting events and reunions during…Continue Reading

Clue Mystery Open House Photos

Seasons Greetings from the Beaumont CVB! In case you missed it, the CVB hosted its  Holiday Open House  on December 10th. This year, clients and partners were invited to "Get a Clue about the Beaumont CVB" with an interactive mystery game. We had a wonderful time seeing everyone and hope you and yours have the very merriest of holidays! Enjoy these event photos (by the…Continue Reading

Beaumont Welcomes Texas Crime Stoppers Conference

Texas Crime Stoppers Conference to Be Held in Beaumont October 8-10, 2014 The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau is pleased to welcome the 26th Annual Texas Crime Stoppers Conference to Beaumont October 8-10, 2014. "Since the inception of Beaumont Crime Stoppers in 1981, we have received over 14,000 tips resulting in over 3,000 arrests, over 6,000 cases cleared and over 7 million dollars…Continue Reading

Beaumont CVB Announces Winner of #BmtBaller Contest

Beaumont CVB Announces Team Worth of Cypress, TX as Winner of #BmtBaller Photo/Video Contest The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce Team Worth 16U Gold of Cypress, Texas as the winner of the #BmtBaller Photo/Video Contest held September 5-14, 2014. On behalf of the team, Rory Gesch submitted numerous photos that matched the contest's 7 different categories,…Continue Reading

Beaumont CVB Honors 29 Year Hospitality Veteran, Brenda Gray, at Hall of Fame

Last night we held the 24th Annual Hall of Fame Reception at the MCM Eleganté Hotel. This is an important event for us because it allows us the opportunity to recognize meeting planners and committees that bring reunions, sporting events and conferences to Beaumont. In 2013, our sales team worked with 162 events and 127 organizations to welcome 80,254 convention delegates! Not to bore you…Continue Reading

Beaumont CVB Brings Home Top Awards at TACVB

The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is proud to announce its winnings in the Texas Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus (TACVB) Idea Fair at the organization's annual conference in El Paso. Stephanie Molina, Director of Marketing said, "We are truly honored to bring home these awards from the Texas Association of Convention & Visitors Bureau Annual…Continue Reading

Beaumont Welcomes Texas Association of Museums

Beaumont welcomes the Texas Association of Museums  for their Annual Conference on April 2-5, 2013.   "TAM is working closely with our colleagues in the Beaumont museum and cultural community to plan a substantial conference," says Ruth Ann Rugg, Executive Director for the Texas Association of Museums. "We have developed a theme that speaks not only to current challenges…Continue Reading

23rd Annual Hall of Fame

The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) will host its 23rd Annual Hall of Fame Reception at The Event Centre in downtown Beaumont on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. The CVB will recognize and honor the meeting planners who chose Beaumont as their host city for reunions, sporting events and conferences during the previous year. "The staff and I feel the Hall of Fame…Continue Reading

Venue Showcase: The Event Centre

Beaumont's newest meeting facility, The Event Centre , is versatile and beautiful. It features a 16,000 sq ft event hall and two outdoor canopies that open to the great lawn & lake. With it's unique space and design features, The Event Centre offers new options to Beaumont's meeting landscape. Green construction, along with the use of natural light and neutral…Continue Reading

Beaumont CVB Names Charlie Gibbs 2011 Service Industry Award Recipient

Last Thursday, we hosted our 22nd Annual Hall of Fame where we honored local meeting planners that have brought meetings to Beaumont during the past year, 2011. Each year at the event, we also present a Service Award to a local citizen who has shown extreme dedication to enhancing tourism in Beaumont, Texas. These people are some of  Beaumont's biggest cheerleaders  and…Continue Reading

Ben J. Rogers Staff Named CVB Service Award Winners

Each year, we host the  Hall of Fame  to recognize meeting and convention planners who hosted events and conferences in Beaumont during the previous year. The highlight of the evening comes when we announce our Service Award winner at the conclusion of the event. This award goes to a special someone who has shown extreme dedication in helping bring tourism business to Beaumont. Whether…Continue Reading