‘Texas Monthly’ says Beaumont should not just be a pit stop, but worthy of a weekend getaway. “Southern Living” coined the beloved city, the “Cajun Capital of Texas.”
BEAUMONT, Texas — The town of Beaumont has recently made headlines as a tourist destination.
According to Texas Monthly, Beaumont should not just be a pit stop, but worthy of a weekend getaway. Another publication, Southern Living, called the beloved town “the Cajun capital of Texas.”
Many of these outlets call Beaumont a “must visit” for tourists because of its Cajun-inspired cuisine, magical nature preserves, and rich and interesting history.
It’s easy to be a homebody these days, but living in the unofficial Cajun capital of Texas, there’s no excuse.
“We kind of faltered there, and it seems like people really ran with it and we’re happy to say that’s what we call ourselves,” said Mallory Cross, director of communications for the Convention Bureau. and visitors to Beaumont.
There’s plenty to do in Beaumont, like going to the Art Museum of Southeast Texas to see classics like the Felix Fox Harris Gallery, or checking out Kelly Anderson Staley’s limited-time exhibit.
AMSET is completely free seven days a week.
But if you consider yourself more of an outdoors person, southeast Texas is home to some of the most beautiful nature preserves.
The Beaumont CVB even recommends a particular tourist guide. His name is Gerald Cerda.
Cerda is a tour guide at Big Thicket Outfitters.
“I think like the Big Thicket Outfitters. He’s this guy named Gerald, who does everything on his own and is one of the sweetest people you’ll ever meet in your life,” Cross said.
Cerda offers unique ecosystem tours here in Southeast Texas.
“One word, that would be magic, when you’re on this trail, it’s magic,” he said.
And of course after a long day of adventures, you have to eat.
Tacos La Bamba on Calder Avenue has been a hot spot for two decades.
“We’ve been here a little over 25 years, so we’re doing something right, but that’s our main concern, good food, good price, and in the end everyone leaves happy,” said the owner, Carlos Zuniga. .
Next time you’re looking for something to do, get out of the bubble and have some fun in your own backyard.
The best way to find some of the best things to do in Beaumont is to use the CVB website.
They not only have a list of activities throughout the year, but also the big events scheduled like the Beaumont Craft Beer Festival next month or the Dogtober Fest coming up in October.