Traveling. Something that I find pure joy in but wasn’t able to do for a few months due to all the changes going on in the world. As our state slowly opens up and we’re learning how we can take precautions to stay safe. Our family is slowly but surely going to be traveling soon. Right now, our family is only going to travel by car. We feel that it’s safe for us and we’re able to go to so many places here in Texas. Our new traveling protocols call for mask everywhere we go, staying over 6 feet away from others, washing and sanitizing our hands constantly, and ordering food to our room. When there’s a restaurant we want to go to, we order the food togo if I have the kids with me.
I’ve been saving this post about our trip to Beaumont, Texas that we took in February and am so excited to be able to share it with y’all today. Beaumont, Texas is about one and a half hours from Houston so it’s a super easy drive. I grew up playing tennis against their high school but never had the chance to explore the town. We were there for two nights and had something to do constantly. It was super family friendly and I love trips that take me away from the busy city. Here are the details of our trip!
WHERE TO STAY We stayed the Hilton Garden Inn and I remember being in awe at the huge lobby. It was super clean and had a bar and restaurant as well. Our room was spacious and had everything we would need. The location was about 5-15 minutes away from everything we wanted to do.
WHERE TO EAT Beaumont offers a great variety of food. From yummy souther food to authentic Mexican food, they have it all.
Flyods: If you’re looking for a place to eat that has great steaks and cajun seafoods, I highly recommend Flyods. Their menu has a vast amount of options and it was delicious! The crawfish étouffée and Red Snapper Ponchatrain were my favorite.
RAO’S BAKERY: Rao’s is very popular in Beaumont. There are a few locations and they serve great coffee, pastries, and breakfast in the morning.
TACOS LA BAMBA: When it comes to eating Mexican food, getting authentic Mexican food is the only way to go. Liam and Chloe devoured their food. I had a bit of everything; chicken, beef, and shrimp and the shrimp tacos were my favorite.
CROWN PIZZA: I love going to fun and crazy Pizza places. Crown Pizza had a fun big menu of pizzas and even let you customize your own. Their Pizza was yummy too!
AMELIA FARM AND MARKET: The food and environment here was my favorite! The market has outdoor and indoor seating, stinging lights, and a huge menu. The food is southern and the brunch was delicious. It was super children friendly and I know it would be a great date night spot too!
THINGS TO DO
BEAUMONTS FAMER’S MARKET: We went early Saturday morning and you really get the chance to appreciate local foods. We ate pecan brittle for the first time and I’d 100% drive back just to get more. Vendors set up their produce and homemade items and you get to shop it all there. (ADDRESS: 6525 College St. Beaumont, Texas 77706
BEAUMONTS CHILDREN’S MUSEUM: I have to say that I love this museum over Houston’s museum. Both museums are really fun and educational but I really appreciated how interactive everything was. The staff was super friendly and interactive. We spent a long time here and I’m pretty sure we would have stayed a lot longer if we didn’t have to get dinner.
DALMATION HYDRANT: One of their popular spots to visit is the Beaumont fire hydrant. It’s painted in a Dalmatian print and is the largest WORKING fire hydrant. It located downtown and you can either do a slow drive by view it up close.
GATOR COUNTRY ADVENTURE PARK: Y’all, I’ve never seen so many alligators. The park was HUGE and there were tons of alligators, lizards, and other reptiles. We were able to buy food to feed the alligators and Liam loved it. It’s a great way for children to learn while being interactive and safe. Liam even had the chance to swim with little baby alligators!
SPINDLETOP: Gladys City Boomtown educates how Beaumont became such a big oil town. They’ve recreated what the area and town looked like in 1901. Everything single detail was put into this museum and I think it’s a great way to show children how different times were back in the day. There are stores, houses, and restaurants that were located there back in the 1900s.
TYRELL PARK & BEAUMONT BOTANICAL GARDEN: We went around the park before we headed out of town and it’s beautiful. I enjoy visiting Botanical Gardens! It was a great place for the kids to run around as well.