Beaumont Travel Guide

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Beaumont Highlights

  • Pro
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     close to Houston 

  • Con
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     Small town mentality, hot and humid 

  • In a nutshell
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     a good place to visit, but i wouldn't want to die here 

Beaumont Things to Do

  • Downtown

    The magnificent Jefferson Theater was designed by famed architect Emile Weil and was built in 1927. Only the best materials were used and the construction cost 1 million dollars. The grand opening on 14 November 1927, included a performance by the Jefferson Grand Orchestra and the movie "Rose of the Golden West" starring Mary Astor and Gilbert...

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  • Crystal Beach

    There are 2 main beaches in the greater Beaumont area. Crystal Beache is a major party destination for locals and is patrolled heavily by cops. There are ferries from Crystal Beach to Galveston. This is a much easier way to get to Galveston from Beaumont rather than going through Houston. The other beach is Sea Rim State Park which is about 35...

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  • Spindletop

    Spindletop was named such due to the way the trees near the salt hill flared out as if there was an upside down spindle. It was a local playground for a long time, until the industrial explosion hit. That is until oil was found just outside of town in Spindletop. In 1899, the first attempts were made, but bankrupt investors had to wait until more...

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  • Boomtown Lake

    About 5 minutes East of Beaumont in Vidor is Boomtown Lake. There's a small charge for the day which is probably around $5. Beaumont gets rather hot in the summer, and swimming is a must for everybody that lives here.

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  • Jefferson Theater

    The magnificent Jefferson Theater was designed by famed architect Emile Weil and was built in 1927. Only the best materials were used and the construction cost 1 million dollars. The grand opening on 14 November 1927, included a performance by the Jefferson Grand Orchestra and the movie "Rose of the Golden West" starring Mary Astor and Gilbert...

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  • McFaddin-Ward House

    The McFaddin-Ward House was built in 1905-1906 using the Beaux-Arts Colonial style of architecture. In 1907 it was bought by W.P.H. and Ira Caldwell McFaddin. McFaddin had made his fortune as one of the owners of the land where the "Spindletop Gusher" was found along with his investments in cattle, rice, trapping and commercial real estate. Today...

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Beaumont Restaurants

  • Decent Italian Food

    $15 as of January 2014. Carrabba's looks okay from the outside and has pretty nice decor on the inside. My food arrived in a timely manner and the soup was good.My main dish was average but my waitress, Ashley, was quite good and had cute dimples when she smiled. Hours are 4 PM to 10 PM Monday through Thursday, 4 PM to 11 PM on Friday, 11 AM to 11...

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  • Local's landmark for best burgers

    The decoration of Hamburger Depot is nothing special. Its just an average style restaurant with a front counter where you walk up to order. You take a number and the food is delivered to you.What does stand out about the place is that despite its location outside of the city center, it is always packed with people. And the mix of people is quite...

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  • Fill your sweet tooth needs

    There are two locations of Roa's Bakery. The first one which opened in 1941 is on 2596 Calder Avenue. It's opening hours are more limited (6am ~ 6pm Mon/Fri, until 3pm Sat, closed Sunday). Its menu is also slightly smaller.The newer location (address listed below), is much larger and caters to more diverse taste buds. There's coffee, cakes, a full...

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  • No nonsense BBQ!

    Willy Ray's BBQ is nothing more than a roadside BBQ joint. But the quality is fantastic. They are open until 9pm, so better eat early. They offer dine-in, carry-out and even drive through!There are several meat choices to choose from, and you can get anything you want as an individual serving. However, if you opt for the "meal", you get two sides...

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  • Best BBQ in town!

    This place is often overlooked, which is good news for you! From my experience of living in different parts of Texas, I can say that the Beaumont area is more of a seafood town than a barbecue town. Texas Brotha's BBQ is the best there is, hands down. The restaurant is family-run and only takes up half of a convenience store the family also runs....

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  • Little place, biggest and best burritos

    This is a small Mexican market/restaurant near the section of Beaumont called Old Town. While the market sells many interesting items, the focus of this place is the restaurant. It works sort of short-order style: order when you walk in at the counter in front of the kitchen (menus are in English and Spanish) and grab a seat. There are free copies...

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Beaumont Nightlife

  • Relax with fascinating locals

    A best-kept Beaumont secret that is quickly becoming no longer a secret! This combination lunch and evening spot is a great place to relax. Tucked into the heart of Old Town Beaumont, Easy's Tapas & Martinis is a large renovated house of the typical early 20th century architecture that is so prevalent in this area of town, which close to 100 years...

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  • Rock and Blues

    Not the greatest live music venue, but the main one in Beaumont. Any given Friday or Saturday there is usually a good show going on. No open-toed shoes.

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  • Classy downtown night spot

    Suga's has quickly become THE place for social gatherings, private parties and just after-work relaxation for Beaumonters. Created from a renovated early 20th-century brick building in downtown Beaumont, Suga's has beautiful interior decorations with ample seating and an atmosphere that is great for business meetings, family outings and dates and...

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Beaumont Transportation

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    by syb0rz Written May 21, 2006

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    Hitching is definatly the cheapest way to get around in Texas since it's so massive and there is absolutly NO public transit system. There are a lot of commercial train lines you can hop on, but that's dangerous. There are a few passenger trains, and there is a greyhound bus station. But even still, Beaumont is a very spread out city.

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Beaumont Shopping

  • Mail or in Person

    As usual there was a nice gift shop which sold a selection of publications, visitor convenience items, video tapes, and computer software. The NPS encourages the use of the store because items purchased there ultimately benefit the Preserve since percentage of all sales come back to the Preserve. If you order by phone, there is a shipping charge....

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  • Music and Smoke Shop

    This is the best place to get smoking supplies and to find out where to get any kind of smoking products you may want. Just let them know you're from out of town. ;) It's a smoke shop. I don't smoke.

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  • Americanized Shopping

    This is a good mall with several locally owned shops as well as the major department stores. Other than that, there aren't too many brand name shops in Beaumont. It's a good place to meet people, get a taxi or find out more about the city. There's pretty much everything you could possibly want in a mall here. The exact same as anything else in...

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Beaumont Local Customs

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    Actually that guy is from Vidor

    by syb0rz Written May 21, 2006

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    If you spot a cowboy do not mention anything to do with cars or motors. They will instantly either lock you in conversation or want to race you and fight you if they lose. Modern cowboys don't ride horses and live on farms. They build cars. If you want to see ranchers you can go to Central Texas, but they are mostly caballeros (Mexican cowboys).

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Beaumont Warnings and Dangers

  • Hurricanes

    If you are visiting Beaumont or any coastal areas along the U.S. Gulf Coast or Atlantic Coast between June and November, hurricanes are an ever-present threat. By no means does this mean that you should cancel any vacations during this period, but always keep in mind that there is always a threat of a tropical cyclone.Hurricanes, the worst kind of...

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  • Gang Violence south of Beaumont

    Just south of Beaumont is a nice city called Port Arthur. However, you can get into a pretty dangerous area if you're not careful. If you're going to Pt. Arthur stay away from the levee area and check out where you're going before you go.

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Beaumont What to Pack

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: It's hot and humid most of the time, but the weather in Beaumont is about as predictable as the lottery, so bring light cotton clothes and maybe a light jacket. During winter time, it rarely gets below freezing, but it's possible!

    Photo Equipment: Lots of great photo ops if you adventure out a bit. Some great historical areas and houses.

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Beaumont Off The Beaten Path

  • Climb the ladder up the Jefferson...

    There is a ladder up the side of the Jefferson Theater just a minute or two walk from the main downtown clubs. There is a very good view of the river, the port, downtown and also the dreary view of the huge ExxonMobile oil refinery.

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  • Hiking in the Big Thicket...

    Hiking in the Big Thicket National Preserve. There are eight trails in the Preserve totaling more than 45 miles. The longest is 18 miles while the shortest is less than one quarter mile. A few of our trails are fully accessible. Please use caution during the summer months when temperatures and humidity readings are higher than normal. Hike only...

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Beaumont Sports & Outdoors

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    Health and Wellness Center

    by syb0rz Written May 26, 2006

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    It's called the Wilton P. Hebert Health & Welness Center and it's run by St. Elizabeth Hospital here in Beaumont. It's a 65,000 square foot gym. It's open 5:00am-10:00pm Monday through Friday and 7:00am to 7:00pm on Saturday and Sunday. $10/day guest passes are available.

    Equipment: The best workout and sports center in Southeast Texas. There's 4 racquettball courts, 4 tennis courts a basketball court, olympic pool, spas, saunas, steamrooms, a good freeweight and pnumatic weight room, track, boxing equipment and more at here. They have any equipment you could need.

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