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Things to Do in Port Arthur

The city of Port Arthur may be smack dab in the middle of what is referred to as Texas’ armpit, but don’t let the nickname fool you. Right on the gulf coast, and in close proximity to Louisiana and other notable Texas cities, Port Arthur is the perfect little coastal city. There are plenty of great outdoor activities for visitors to partake in as well as culturally rich eateries, museums, and annual festivals.


While visiting this area of the country, you cannot miss out on the opportunity to feast on real Cajun food. Larry’s French Market & Cajun Restaurant is the spot in Port Arthur. Be ready to be greeted by a steaming pile of Louisiana-style boiled craw fish, heaps of boudain sausage, fried alligator, crab-stuffed jalapenos, traditional etouffee, and packed po' boy sandwiches. Plus, you can’t forget about Larry’s desserts such as: banana's foster ice cream cake, cheesecake, and pecan, lemon, chocolate, and coconut pies. The truth is, you may need a nap after eating at Larry’s, and he wouldn’t have it any other way. 


Southwest Texas is home to over a dozen lakes and three major river systems. Sabine Lake and its surrounding coastal fishing areas are great for tourists or avid sports enthusiasts alike. Sea Rim State Park in Port Arthur. The park contains 4,000 acres of marshland and 5 miles of Gulf beach shorelines. Once there, visitors can camp, fish, bird watch, hike, and observe native wildlife.


The Museum Of The Gulf Coast tells the story of the Gulf Coast region. The museum focuses on educating visitors on Gulf Coast life before the arrival of man, the role of Native Americans, the arrival of Europeans to the region, Hispanic legacy, the affects of the Civil War, economic and how the Gulf Coast has become assimilated on a national and international level. The museum has five permanent exhibits and hosts one temporary exhibit that rotates several times a year. Port Arthur is also home to the Texas Artists Museum. The museum showcases artwork from nearly every town and city within a 20 or 30-mile radius of Port Arthur. Each month, a new artist displays their work in the main gallery. Every second Sunday a month, an event is held and features a variety of local entertainment.


Port Arthur has all the traditional southern charm that you would expect from a Gulf Coast town. Relax on the beach and soak up the culture all around you. With all the water you could ever want, nature for miles, real Cajun flavor, and rich history, a visit to Port Arthur will not disappoint. Visit our Port Arthur corporate housing and get the most out of your trip.