“There’s no other town quite like it, and no one thing defines it.” - Charles McCool, McCool Travel
Located in the Southeast corner of Texas, Beaumont is about an hour east of Houston (85 miles) and 30 minutes from the Louisiana border on the Neches River near the Gulf of Mexico. Its strategic position straddling two states has created a highly unique culture that’s the best of both worlds with Southern charm to boot. For some, it’s nothing more than a drive-by town on I-10, but we’re here to show you there’s much more than meets the eye.
“I found myself falling down a rabbit hole to learn more and more about this interesting part of US history.” - Melody Pittman, Wherever I May Roam
Originally put on the map for the Lucas Gusher in the early 1900s, which would become one of the largest oil fields in American history, the area was aptly named the Golden Triangle for the insane wealth generated. While its Boomtown days are long gone, nature, characters, and community remain, reflective of decades gone by, yet optimistic and innovative for the future of the area and industry.
“I love places that introduce you to two places for the price of one, and the Southern hospitality here is very real from the charming people to the stretchy-pants inducing cuisine.” – Lauren Monitz, The Down Lo
Now, the region appeals to several types of travelers, from nature enthusiasts to food lovers and art seekers. With a little something for everyone, it’s time to usher in a new heyday of tourism in Texas.
“Beaumont is absolutely a budget-friendly trip that’s unique to Texas. There’s a lot of European influence and amazing Cajun cuisine.” – Jessica Serna, My Curly Adventures
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In addition to serving as the official voice for the Beaumont CVB, the marketing team generates story ideas, press kits and provides information on the impact of tourism and its importance to Beaumont's economy. They can connect you with local media, community figures, and Beaumont CVB team members.
Qualified travel media should contact Lauren Monitz for information and assistance with any Beaumont-related stories or visits.