The Ultimate Beaumont Bucket List: 50 Things to Do in Beaumont Before You Die



There’s no question Southeast Texas likes to do things just a little bit different down here. Bigger, spicier, and with more pizazz. The ultimate bucket list for Beaumont visitors and locals alike, here’s everything you must see, do, and eat in our neck of the woods for a true Southern Texas experience. How many of these have you checked off?


1. Try the man candy at J. Wilson’s

2. Catch a sunrise at Cattail Marsh

3. Attend a true crawfish boil

4. Try a kolache from Rao’s Bakery

5. Snap a selfie at the World’s Largest Working Fire Hydrant

6. Hold a baby alligator at Gator Country

7. Twirl in front of the three downtown murals (the dragonfly, Frida, and mermaid)

8. Complete the birdie passport booklet

9. Swing life away at Little Woodrow’s

10. See Spindletop blow and attend a reenactment

11. Ride a horse at Tyrell Park

12. Swing for the fences at Five Below

13. Have a giant margarita or two from Tia Juanita’s

14. Taste the famous queso at Carmela’s

15. Listen to live jazz at Suga’s

16. Tour the McFaddin-Ward House

17. Shop local at the weekly farmer’s market

18. Go big or go home at the South Texas State Fair (March)

19. Attend monthly brunch at Katharine & Co.

20. Dine on the farm at Amelia

21. Pose in front of the geometric Beaumont backdrop

22. Play patio games at Logon Cafe

23. Eat at the original Jason’s Deli

24. Have a Mexican fiesta at Tacos La Bamba

25. Admire the free art at AMSET (Art Museum of Southeast Texas)

26. Chow down a burger from Daddio’s

27. Catch Classic Movie Night at the Jefferson Theater

28. Celebrate spring at the Maypole Festival (May)

29. Mix and Mingle at First Thursdays on Calder

30. Stop and smell the roses at Shangri-La Botanic Gardens

31. Kayak through the Big Thicket

32. Admire the incredible architecture at St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica

33. Have a true family style supper at Republic Chicken

34. Eat at the oldest family owned BBQ restaurant in Texas, Patillo’s

35. Catch live music on the patio of the Grill

36. Get in the Mardi Gras spirit at Taste of the Triangle (March)

37. Feed the koi fish at the Beaumont Botanical Gardens

38. Toss one back Texas-style at Oktoberfest (October)

39. Admire the historic downtown on Crockett Street

40. Go for an airboat ride and spot gators in the swamp

41. Take a trip across the state line to roll the dice in Lake Charles

42. Shop back to school fashion at one of our many local boutiques

43. Rent a cabana and chill by the MCM Elegante pool

44. Pay homage to a real legend at the Babe Didrikson Zaharias Museum

45. Learn all about black gold at the Texas Energy Museum

46. Relive the movie, the Big Year at High Island

47. Make it a beach day at Sea Rim State Park

48. Take the ferry to Galveston

49. Throw yourself a DIY gumbo crawl

50. Act like a kid again at Colorado Canyon

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