National Travel & Tourism Week

May 5 - 11, 2019

For us here at the Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau, tourism is our work and our passion. Each year in May, we team up with the U.S. Travel Association to celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week. National Travel and Tourism Week takes is a collective effort to promote the power of travel through customized events in communities nationwide. The goal is to enhance the country's economy, security and perception, and recognize the cultural and social benefits created by travel and tourism. Click here to learn more.


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Beaumont Birdies

The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) introduced the Beaumont Birdies, a new initiative designed to inform and capture the interest of a broader audience in the birding community! The Beaumont Birdies help showcase and increase awareness of both area attractions and birding hotspots. Each Beaumont Birdie is named after its favorite local landmark and will serve as spokesbirds to highlight each respected attraction. Visit each location, get a stamp and take home your own Beaumont Birdie by the end of the week.

Birding

Birding is in full swing and we want you to take advantage of it! Visit Cattail Marsh, the Big Thicket National Preserve, Shangri La Botanical Gardens and more! Get outdoors and see the hundreds of migratory birds that make Beaumont their home for the season. 

#EATBMT

Beaumont, Texas is known for its Cajun-influenced cuisine but not count out the many other delectable eateries in the area. From Asian-inspired crawfish to barbecue and everything in between, Beaumont is a melting pot of flavors waiting for you to enjoy! When you go out to eat in Beaumont and sampling your favorite meals, we encourage you to use #eatbmt at your local restaurants to share with us!

Museums and Attractions

Beaumont's oil boom in 1901, changed the city dramatically. Going from a town of under 10,000 people to 40,000 overnight, Spindletop put Beaumont and the United States on the map and a world leader as a petroleum-producing nation. With that, brought a multitude of people with all different backgrounds, influencing the architecture and history we have today. Explore the downtown architecture and visit the numerous museums and attractions that Beaumont has to offer.


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Bring Your Meeting to Beaumont

Looking for a location for your next convention, meeting, sporting event or reunion? Beaumont, Texas is the perfect place to host! Beaumont has the convention hotels you need, amazing venues with enough space for both small and large groups, and the hospitality.   The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau wants you to plan your next event in Beaumont! We can help you from beginning to end…Continue Reading

New in Beaumont 2019

If you haven’t heard, big things are happening in Beaumont, Texas! From local breweries and restaurants to large chains, these businesses are creating an exciting future for the city. To keep you informed, here is a list of the openings happening in 2019. Breweries and Bars Struggle Street Brewery Located at 2140 Calder Ave., Struggle Street Brewery is set to be open by the summer. Owned by…Continue Reading

Beaumont Destination Training Tours 2019

The Beaumont CVB invites you to get a taste of what there is to do in Beaumont with free tours offered throughout the year. Tours are designed to help those in the hospitality business as well as locals, to develop a sense of pride and love for Beaumont by discovering everything the city has to offer.  2019 Beaumont Destination Training Schedule:​ May 15 September 18…Continue Reading

Top 10 Tips for Planning a Reunion in Beaumont

1. Form a Committee Planning a reunion is not easy. There are a lot of moving parts that need to be decided on and are sometimes overwhelming for just one person. If you can, form a small committee to help delegate tasks. Try setting a monthly phone call or have a group text for updates and the current progress that has been accomplished. Many hands make light work and forming a small group…Continue Reading

Best Burgers In Beaumont

1. Novrozsky's A Beaumont staple, Novrozsky's has been the go-to spot for tasty burgers for over 30 years. Not only are they serving up your classic burger with Nolan Ryan beef, but have additional toppings like delicious chili and cheese and a fried egg. Try their tender marinated chicken breast sandwiches, wraps, salads and more! Get some curly fries or onion rings to complete your…Continue Reading

Where to Eat in Beaumont on Fridays During Lent

Fridays during Lent may seem hard to some, but in Beaumont, Texas, the meatless options are endless and delicious. Not only are we a seafood haven, our rich cultural influences provide flavors and variety that will satisfy from the tamest taste buds to the most adventurous eater.   Bayou Cafe 1255 N Major Drive (409) 861-1133 With a location on Major Drive in Beaumont and a new spot in Port…Continue Reading

Enjoy Springtime in Beaumont!

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…Continue Reading

Guide to the YMBL South Texas State Fair

The YMBL South Texas State Fair & Rodeo is held annually at the Ford Park Entertainment Complex and brings thousands of visitors to Beaumont each spring with food, entertainment, and, of course, carnival rides. The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) showcases the country's top cowboys and cowgirls at the YMBL Championship Rodeo while locals present their masterpieces at the…Continue Reading

Planners Celebrated at Hall of Fame

The 29th Annual Beaumont CVB Hall of Fame was one of the best yet! The CVB recognized the meeting planners who brought convention business to the city in 2018 and named Sarah Wells of the Clifton Steamboat Museum  as the 2019 Service Award Winner.  The annual Service Award goes to an individual in the community who has shown extreme dedication to enhancing tourism in…Continue Reading

Celebrating Valentine's Day in Beaumont

Whether you want to dress up for a big night or chill on the sofa with takeout, Valentine’s Day is a great time to show your sweetie you care. You don’t have to spend a lot of money or do some big grand gesture. Sometimes the best gift is just planning something simple and sweet. The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau is here to help. From romantic nights away to a fun craft…Continue Reading

Top 10 Instagrammable Beaumont Locations

When visiting Beaumont there is no shortage of Insta-worthy locations to get the perfect picture. Whether art, nature or history is your thing, you are going to find the perfect spot for a fantastic picture. Experience Beaumont and document it along the way! Frida, Mermaid and Dragonfly Murals Located in downtown Beaumont, the Frida , Mermaid and Dragonfly  murals offer a beautiful…Continue Reading

Mark Your Calendars for Free Family Arts Days at AMSET

One of the best things about Beaumont and southeast Texas is the abundance of artistic talent found throughout the area. Perhaps it's because we start cultivating artists at a young age with programs like Free Family Arts Days at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas . Held quarterly, Free Family Arts Days take place on a Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Admission is always…Continue Reading

Venue Showcase: Beaumont's Meeting Hotels

From a work convention to class reunions, or baseball tournaments, 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. Our hotels in the area have been remodeled and are ready for you to book a room! The Holiday Inn Plaza Hotel is located at Interstate 10 and Walden Road and probably best known…Continue Reading

Classic Movie Nights: It's Showtime

It’s not very often that you get the chance to go back in time and enjoy something unique from long ago. At Classic Movie Nights at the Jefferson Theatre you can! The complete movie experience is a blast from the past for people in our area and it’s so popular there are now more chances for you to go. The historic theatre is back in business and booming with activity! “People…Continue Reading

Celebrating the Legacy of MLK

Few Americans have a legacy to equal or approach Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. His vision for equality through peace provided giant steps on the road to progress. Celebrate his life and legacy with the annual MLK Day Parade, that will take place in Beaumont on Saturday, February 9, 2019. The parade starts at 10:00 a.m. at Lamar Institute of Technology (at the corner of University Drive and East…Continue Reading

Local Filmmaker Focuses on Spindletop Movie

Local Filmmaker Receives Grant to Produce Long-Awarded Spindletop Feature Film to Celebrate the Unlikely Partnership that Ushered the U.S. into the Age of Oil January 10, 2019 - Houston filmmaker Jason Leal, the recipient of a Support for Artists and Creative Individuals Grant from the Houston Arts Alliance, is today announcing his search for strategic partners for his new film project focused on…Continue Reading

Celebrating New Year's Eve in Beaumont

It’s hard to believe 2018 is almost over! So, let’s get ready to celebrate 2019! Whether you are in town visiting family and friends or live in the area, New Year’s Eve is a great night to stay up late and ring in the New Year southeast Texas style!  Adults Only The Resolution NYE Celebration Holiday Inn and Suites Beaumont Plaza 3950 I-10 South Beaumont, Tx 77705 7:30…Continue Reading

Where to See Holiday Lights in Southeast Texas

One of my family’s favorite holiday traditions is to drive around town looking at holiday lights and decorations. We put on our PJ’s, pile in the car, crank up the Christmas music and head out! But where are the *best* places to see lights in the Beaumont area and beyond?  Here is a great list to get you started! Beaumont St Elizabeth Hospital 2830 Calder Ave Beaumont, Tx…Continue Reading

Beaumont CVB Makes Meetings Jollier at Holiday Open House

The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) hosted their sixth Holiday Open house on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at the Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau office in downtown Beaumont. “This is a fun and interactive networking event, stated Rebecca Woodland, Convention Sales Manager. “Our Holiday Open House is an occasion for convention and meeting planners, industry…Continue Reading

Your Guide to Shopping Small (& Why It Matters)

As you create your holiday shopping lists, consider keeping it local. From homemade hand soaps to custom-made jewelry or even a Spindletop mug, you’ll find the perfect gift right here in Beaumont when you choose to shop small. Shopping at local stores is also the best way to get one-of-a-kind items and keep your money in southeast Texas.  Fun fact: for every $100 you spend in a local…Continue Reading

Beaumont's December Event Guide

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! You better not pout or cry because December is the time of the year to get out and enjoy the holidays with your family! We have a complete list of 20+ holiday events and activities going on in Beaumont just this month. Share with your friends, mark your calendars and let us know about the fun you have!  Entertainment Scrooge the Musical December…Continue Reading

City of Beaumont Announces Year-Long 180 Celebration

Established in December 1838, the City of Beaumont is celebrating its 180 th  birthday. Beaumont is a city rich in culture, industry, natural resources and incredible talent. To commemorate this milestone birthday, a year-long celebration will take place throughout the community and will begin on Wednesday, December 5 at the City’s Christmas Tree Lighting at the Downtown Event…Continue Reading

Beaumont CVB Announces Another Sold Out Weekend

The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau is celebrating another packed weekend in 2018 for the first weekend of November. Hotel room availability in Beaumont will be very limited with most properties already at full occupancy. The Beaumont CVB sales team works with a variety of meeting planners from the start to ensure a solid plan is executed for overnight events both big and small. The…Continue Reading

Ready to (Turkey) Trot

This year, the Sea Rim Striders host the 28th Annual Turkey Trot 5K, 10K, Kids and Special Needs 1K on Thanksgiving Day. The proceeds will benefit the Beaumont Rainbow Room, an in-house emergency supply center located within the Jefferson County Department of Family Services. In order to help out this organization, people need to register , so the Convention and Visitors Bureau is going to fill…Continue Reading

CVB Tips for a Festive Meeting

The Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau  sales team creates relationships with local meeting organizers whose role is to host the district, region or state association’s meeting or convention in Beaumont. Therefore, the sales team is tasked with educating the locals about the benefits of working with the Beaumont CVB when planning their meeting or overnight event. To build…Continue Reading

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