Two people kayaking through Big Thicket National Preserve near Beaumont, TX

Insider's Guide

Explore Gator Country

A favorite among Southeast Texans and visitors alike, Gator Country Adventure Park has been one of the highest-rated attractions in the area. There aren't many places where you can see live alligator shows, hang with fluffy animals in a petting zoo, and have the chance to interact with all types of…

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10 Cute Date Ideas in Beaumont

1. Pet the gators or hold some cuddlier creatures at Gator Country (pro tip: they also have crawfish nights now!) 2. Beat the heat and share a sweet treat. Sachi's Cakes and Desserts Lab, La Real Michoacana, and Mabel's are a few of our favorites! 3. View the art and architecture downtown via a…

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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…

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Mardi Gras is King Cake Season

Beaumont residents don’t have to cross the border to celebrate Mardi Gras in true Cajun-style. One long-time local Mardi Gras favorite is enjoying the taste of King Cake from Rao’s Bakery. Rao's owner Jake Tortorice has been touted the "King of Cakes" by magazines and publications all over the US…

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Texas Crab Festival 2021

Cruise on down to Crystal Beach, Texas on Mother's Day Weekend for the 36th annual Texas Crab Festival, now in its new home at Festival Park! With a Crab Gumbo Cook-Off, carnival rides, coastal arts and crafts, and live music all weekend long, it's a full weekend of family fun on the Texas Gulf…

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Restaurant Week Finale

The Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau will be hosting the Restaurant Week 2021 Finale at Pour Brothers Brewery on Sunday, March 14, 2021 from 12 - 6 p.m. in conjunction with Boomtown Market. This vendor market at the brewery, brings together local artisans, food trucks, live music, beer, and…

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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…

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