According to Texas Monthly, Beaumont shouldn’t just be a pit stop, it should be worth a weekend stop. “Southern Living” shaped the beloved city, the “Cajun Capital of Texas”.
BEAUMONT, Texas – The city of Beaumont has been making headlines lately as a tourist destination.
Many of these outlets designate Beaumont as a must-visit tourist destination for its Cajun-inspired cuisine, magical nature preserves, and rich, interesting history.
It’s easy to be a couch potato these days, but while living in the unofficial Cajun capital of Texas, there’s no excuse.
“We kind of flapped that around out there, and it seems like people really ran with it, and we’re happy to say that’s what we call ourselves,” he said Beaumont Convention and Visitors Bureau Communications Director, Mallory Cross.
There is plenty to do in Beaumont such as: Art Museum of Southeast Texas to see some classics like the Felix Fox Harris gallery or visit the limited time exhibition by Kelly Anderson Staley.
The AMSET is completely free seven days a week.
But if you consider yourself more of an outdoorsy type, Southeast Texas is home to some of the most beautiful wildlife sanctuaries.
The Beaumont CVB even specifically recommends a tour guide. His name is Gerald Cerda.
Cerda is a tour guide at Big Thicket Outfitters.
“I think like the Big Thicket Outfitters. It’s this guy named Gerald who does it all by himself and is one of the loveliest people you will ever meet in your entire life,” Cross said.
Cerda offers tours of the unique ecosystem here in Southeast Texas.
“One word, it would be magic if you’re in that lane, it’s magic,” he said.
And of course you have to eat after a long day of adventures.
Tacos La Bamba on Calder Avenue has been a hotspot for two decades.
“We’ve been here for 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 owner Carlos Zuniga.
Next time you’re looking for something to do, break out of the bubble and enjoy the 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.
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