Visit Port Arthur for abundant culture, birding and beaching, as well as fantastic Port Arthur hotels, restaurants and entertainment. Lake Sabine and the Gulf of Mexico coast connect this amazing city. Their beaches are surrounded by nothing but nature, for miles and miles. Port Arthur has fishing holes for fresh and salt water anglers and Mardi Gras is always a catch away. Taste their Cajun flavor, lose yourself in the dramatic Port Arthur history, and absorb all the natural beauty that the city of Port Arthur has to share. Port Arthur Texas Travel offers wetlands and Gulf beaches, salt and fresh water fishing and a comfortable year-round climate that is perfect to enjoy Sea Rim State Park, a completely natural beach. Experience their strong Cajun and other cultural influences through cuisine and music.
Port Arthur offers wetlands and Gulf beaches, salt and fresh water fishing and a comfortable year-round climate that is perfect to enjoy Sea Rim State Park, a completely natural beach. Read Port Arthur Texas Travel, for everything you need to plan your trip! You can also visit our Best Beaches in Texas page for an in-depth look at all the great Texas Beaches.
Weather (When to Go)
Average temperatures in Port Arthur vary greatly. Port Arthur's coldest month is January when the average temperature overnight is 43°F. In August, the warmest month, the average day time temperature rises to 92°F. The busiest months in Port Arthur is April thru June. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance.
Port Arthur Attractions
Sea Rim State Park
Sea Rim State Park has 5.2 miles of Gulf shoreline and 4,000 acres of marshlands. At this park, you can camp, go birding and beach combing, paddle in a canoe or kayak, swim, fish, hunt (in season) and walk. Stroll along the Gambusia Nature Trail, a boardwalk through the marsh. Experience the coast from a kayak or canoe. Bring your own or rent one at the park. Visit Sea Rim State Park for more information.
Sabine Pass Battleground
The 58-acre site highlights the story of Confederate Lt. Richard “Dick” Dowling and his 46 men thwarting an attempted Union attack on Sabine Pass, a primary Texas port for Confederate shipments of supplies and vital to the war effort. In a battle lasting less than an hour, Dowling and his men destroyed two gunboats, resulting in significant casualties and the capture of nearly 350 prisoners. Thanks to their efforts, area ports escaped capture and Union forces never penetrated the Texas interior. Visit Sabine Pass Battleground for more information.
There are lots of outdoor activities on Pleasure Island and the surrounding waters of the Intracoastal Waterway and Sabine Lake. They include sailing, boating, fishing, crabbing, hiking, biking, birding, disc golfing, tent camping, and picnicking. Several parks are located on Pleasure Island. Lakefront Park attracts locals for picnics, volleyball, basketball, and sunning. Fun Island Depot provides fun for children of all ages. Visit Pleasure Island for more information.
Museum of the Gulf Coast
Only in Port Arthur would you find a replica of Janis Joplin’s psychedelic Porsche featured just a few feet away from a 13-foot taxidermied alligator. That’s exactly what you’ll find at the Museum of the Gulf Coast, a 39,000 square-foot museum that features exhibits covering everything from Port Arthur’s history to its influences on pop culture. Visit Museum of the Gulf Coast for more information.
Veteran's Memorial Park & Bridge
The Veterans Memorial Bridge, has 143 feet navigational clearance, and its claim to fame is that it is the only cable-stayed bridge built on a Texas highway. The park’s walls bear the names from Orange and Jefferson county’s living and deceased veterans from the Spanish American War to Desert Storm. The Tower of Honor contains the names of local soldiers Killed in Action/Missing in Action.
Things to Do in Port Arthur
Sharp's Canoe & Kayak Rental
Canoeing or kayaking along the twenty-one plus miles of paddling trails is a great way to spend the day, or enjoy an overnight stay. There is something for everyone of all ages and experience levels. Trips can range anywhere from two hours to all day. It's up to you. Telephone: 409-385-6241 Web: Sharp's Canoe & Kayak Rental
Captain Randy's Guide Service
When fishing with Capt. Randy and his crew all you need to bring is food, sun block and your choice of clothing depending on the weather. Capt. Randy provides all of the poles, reels and bait needed for the entire Lake Sabine Fishing Trip. Capt. After catching the limit, you'll go home with your fish cleaned, prepared and packaged so all you have to do is cook them just the way you like it. Telephone: 409-719-6067 Web: Captain Randy's Guide Service
Coastal Outfitters Guide Service
Capt. Steve Davis has been fishing the Sabine Lake area for over 30 years and has the experience and know how to give you an affordable, enjoyable Sabine Lake fishing excursion. Capt. Steve runs a 24′ Skeeter center console with the latest equipment and electronics, guaranteeing you and your party will be safe and comfortable on your Sabine Lake fishing trip. Telephone: 409-460-1220 Web: Coastal Outfitters Guide Service
Best Port Arthur Restaurants
El Viejo Tony Mexican Bar & Grill $11 – 30
El Viejo Tony is a Mexican grill serving delicious Mexican food, including the best fajitas and margarita drink specials in Port Arthur, TX. They’re open seven days a week, and provide a great atmosphere for the whole family! Their family recipes and excellent service will give you a dining experience you won’t find at any other Mexican restaurant. Stop by for lunch or dinner and you'll find treats and drinks that everyone in the family can enjoy. Telephone: 409-853-1301 Web: El Viejo Tony Mexican Bar & Grill.
Miss B's Take Out $11 – 30
Miss B's is a fresh, alternative to fast food. Making homemade daily plate lunches, just the way you like it. Making the freshest sandwiches with deli meat sliced daily on site, as well as slow cooked beef & pork. They have the best Chef Salads around, with your choice of chicken breast, ham, roast beef, turkey or a combination of meats. Telephone: 409-300-4044 Web: Miss B's Take Out.
Big Boi's Crawfish Hole $11 – 30
Big Boi's Crawfish Hole specializes in delectable Cajun & Soul Food dishes. They bring authentic Cajun flavor to Port Arthur, TX, as all of their dishes are made from family recipes handed down from generation to generation. They believe that flavor is king, and that's why all of their dishes are made with the freshest and highest-quality ingredients. They can guarantee that you'll never leave us feeling hungry, and they look forward to giving you a taste of Louisiana real soon. Telephone: 409-853-1098 Web: Big Boi's Crawfish Hole
Tony's Barbecue & Steak House $11 – 30
Texas style, Texas tasty! Try some of their tasty, slow-cooked BBQ and steaks – they´re got the flavor to savor! Their entire menu is based on fresh, quality ingredients. They slow-cook their pork ribs and brisket over South Texas hickory for 12 hours – and they serve only high-quality, never frozen Ribeye and T-bone steaks, too. See why their family owned business stands out from the rest of the BBQ crowd! Telephone: 409-984-5444 Web: Tony's Barbecue & Steak House.
Sartin's Seafood $11 – 30
The Bar B Q crabs are what they are famous for! They also offer an array of non seafood items such as Grilled Chicken, Steaks and Chicken Fried Steaks. Gumbo is also available from just a cup to gallons. Telephone: 409-721-9420 Web: Sartin's Seafood.
Best Port Arthur Bars & Nightlife
The Budain Hut
Some just call them “The Hut”…your local “Cheers” with great food and live bands 5 nights weekly. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner in a laid back, kick your feet up atmosphere. Stop on by…you'll be glad you did! Telephone: 409-962-5079 Web: The Budain Hut.
Luke's Ice House
Huge place with a huge outside patio. Lots of options of bar games. The jalapeño burger is straight awesome! The patio when the weather is good has plenty of TV's and music. They will never let your drinks get low! Telephone: 409-729-2665 Web: Luke's Ice House.
Kings Cuestick is a local, hangout and dive bar extreme. It is a great venue if what you want is great drinks, loud and hip music, and a great crowd. Bar service is super and Mac, the owner is a “one of a kind original”. There is pool here as it was in the past and a pool and a pool tournament weekly. IF you are looking for a good time, you should not pass this place up! Telephone: 409-722-8899 Web: King's Cuestick
Top Port Arthur Texas Hotels
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Beaumont Port Arthur
Free WiFi and an outdoor pool are featured at this Port Arthur hotel. The Medical Center of Southeast Texas is 1 miles away. A mini-market and 24-hour reception are among the conveniences offered at TownePlace Suites by Marriott Beaumont Port Arthur. There is also a fitness center, where guests can exercise. For more information, pricing, or to reserve your room, visit TownePlace Suites by Marriott Beaumont Port Arthur.
Holiday Inn Port Arthur Park Central
This hotel is just 10 minutes’ drive from Jack Brooks Regional Airport. Free Wi-Fi and an outdoor pool are included. A fitness center is accessible for guests to exercise during their stay. The business centre at Port Arthur Holiday Inn provides computers, fax, and photocopy services. Metro Grill, the on-site restaurant, serves American cuisine for breakfast and dinner. Manhattan Lounge offers light meals and drinks every evening. For more information, pricing, or to reserve your room, visit Holiday Inn Port Arthur Park Central.
Hampton Inn & Suites Port Arthur
The Hampton Inn and Suites Port Arthur hotel is close to big companies, including Valero, Chevron Phillips, and The Medical Center of Southeast Texas. It has a fitness center, outdoor pool, business center, and meeting room. Each hotel room and suite has a clean and fresh Hampton bed, free high-speed internet and WiFi, and 32-inch flat screen TV. Enjoy a full hot breakfast served complimentary daily.
Days Inn & Suites Port Arthur
Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Port Arthur is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Port Arthur, offering a family-friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay. Guest rooms offer amenities such as a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and air conditioning, and guests can go online with free wifi offered by the hotel. The property also boasts a fitness center, to help make your stay more enjoyable.
Home2 Suites by Hilton Port Arthur
With convenient access to the highway, our hotel is the ideal location for your extended stay in Port Arthur, TX. We are within walking distance to restaurants and shopping. Our All-suite rooms include a separate kitchen, living and sleeping areas. Enjoy free breakfast with hot and healthy options. Unwind in the outdoor pool or lounge around the firepit or have a cookout on the patio.