Henry Millard, who was from New Orleans, founded Beaumont on 1835. He named the city after the family of his wife - Mary Dewburleigh Barlace Warren Beaumont. The city annually holds the South Texas State Fair, which was visited by more than 500,00 people in 2009. One can watch a livestock show, commercial exhibition, carnival midway and indulge in numerous food choices.
Last May 2010, the city of Beaumont opened its first bark park – Ida Reed Dog Park. It is located in Louisiana and N. 7th Street. Tails will be wagging endlessly in this park that features training courses and water fountains with dog bowls. The expansive ground is perfect for your dogs to run around. There’s also a playground for kids as well as tennis and basketball courts.
Have some drinks at Luke’s Icehouse Beaumont. They have a selection of regional and craft beer, some tasty burgers, tacos, and sandwiches. Dogs are welcome at their patio area with covered bench style seating.
Dogs can be fashionable and trendy with the help of Puppy Love Dog Store. The store has a variety of dog clothing, toiletries, collars, beds, treats and more! The couple, Jerry, and Patty, owners of the boutique established the business last 2004.
The Walden neighborhood is the home of the glorious, dog-friendly Tyrrell Park. The park’s main attraction for the woofers is the 2.8-mile walking trail, from which you can enjoy wildlife in the 900-acre Cattail Marsh Scenic Wetlands, with its animals, birds and fish. And because Tyrrell Park also houses the magnificent Beaumont Botanical Gardens, there is even more space to stroll with your leashed 4-legged friends among the trees, plants and flowers. The park also features lighted basketball courts and a playground, so there is truly something for everyone. If visiting, stay at the dog-friendly La Quinta Inn and Suites Beaumont West where your dog can stay free of charge. The Holiday in Hotel and Suites Beaumont Plaza also welcomes your dog for a fee.
The Crow Road neighborhood boasts several dog-friendly restaurants which all feature outdoor tables and patios, so your pup can tag along. Novrosky’s Hamburgers uses Texas beef in their burgers, with varieties that range from classic to the Peanut Butter Bacon Burger. Imagine all of Fido’s favorites in one bun! Schlotzky’s is a delicatessen serving sandwiches, wraps, pizzas and more. For a taste of fare from south of the border, try Freebirds World Burrito, where everything is made with fresh, in-house ingredients, and you can build your own burrito! If you still have room for dessert, head on over to Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt and try one of their special flavors, like a Spa Day Sorbet, topped with lots of different add-ons. Your pooch will have to be tied outside while you order, but he’ll forgive you if you bring him a treat too!
In the Calder Highlands neighborhood sits Wuthering Heights Park, a peaceful, forested tract of land where you and your fur-baby can commune with nature and shed the cares of the everyday world. Open 24 hours, the park with its 1.1 mile trail is just the place to sniff out birds and animals that call it home. Sheltered by numerous trees and paved to be easy on the feet, the trail is surrounded by benches and open picnic space. The tempestuousness of its name doesn’t define this park- here, all is well, with no drama or psychic pain. Try it out!
This neighborhood is home to the Gulf Terrace Hike and Bike Trail. Located around the Gulf Terrace Park, this 3.6 mile extends north through the neighborhood, and features beautiful wild flowers for the senses. The trail offers several activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are welcome on this paved and well-maintained trail, but must be kept on leash. There are big predatory birds that frequent the area, so keep a close eye on your smaller canine companion to keep her safe. Also, the trail is not surrounded by trees or other shade, so be aware of the hot sun on your head and also on your furry friend’s foot pads. There are, however, several rest spots with benches along the way.
If you’re in the mood to share a great lunch or dinner with your Best Friend, and then dessert, the Elizabeth neighborhood is where you should head. First stop: Jason’s Deli. Jason’s serves up to-die-for deliciousness without sacrificing healthy eating and planet-saving food sources, and even offers outdoor tables so your pup can join you. When you finish your muffuletta, stew, or salad, it’s time for dessert at The Yogurt Spot. This is not vanilla-chocolate-strawberry boring yogurt, but instead offers unique flavors like Red Velvet Luxe and Mango Madness along with thirty toping choices. Don’t forget to take a dish outside for Fido.