close to Houston
Small town mentality, hot and humid
a good place to visit, but i wouldn't want to die here
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...more
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...more
The city has experienced a sudden boom, but it stopped shortly, as most of the oil business has moved to Houston. This has frozen the downtown as if it is 1930, and you can see a lot of interesting art deco buildings. Downtown also has an art museum, a concert hall and a firefighters' museum.more
Club located at 3859 Stagg Dr. easy to get to directly across the street from a shopping strip called Gateway. Only open 2 nights a week Tuesday and Friday nights..web site with the same name .com. All adult R&B, Jazz and Zydeco music BYOB with set ups available for purchase, very nice atmosphere and the best music not heard on the radio...no...more
The Preserve consists of nine land units and six water corridors encompassing more than 97,000 acres. It has 4 of the 5 kinds of carnivorous plants in the US. These are pitcher plants, sundews, bladderworts, and butterworts. The Sundew Trail (which was recommended by the lady at the visitor's center because it has a shorter inner loop) has two of...more
We travel to Beaumont 3-6 times a year. Usually we book 3-6 rooms for a stay of 3-6 nights. We have...more
7140 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, Texas, 77708, United States
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3755 I-H 10, Beaumont, Texas, 77705, United States
Good for: Solo
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...more
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...more
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...more
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....more
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...more
The City of Beaumont is in the process of revitalizing its downtown area, and a few businesses have already taken advantage of the location. One is the Barking Dog Coffee Lounge, a coffee and sandwich shop that has converted one of historic old buildings along Park Street downtown. The Barking Dog has tons of old books and magazines to peruse while...more
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...more
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...more
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.
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....more
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...more
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).
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...more
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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.
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...more
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.