The smell of fresh gumbo hovering in the air around Houston isn’t coming all the way from a kitchen in New Orleans. It’s wafting through the wind from Texas’ own coastal Cajun hot spot: Port Arthur. Louisiana doesn’t have a patent on spice and crawfish, after all.
When you appreciate the culture of N’awlins but you’re on the west side of the Gulf, your nose and stomach will lead you right to Port Arthur. Your heart will be stolen by the city’s charm and your inner water lover will relish the chance to kayak, beachcomb, and swim. Port Arthur hotels are the perfect spot to unwind after a day on the Gulf of Mexico.
You’re sitting on the end of a pier, belly full of boudin with creole mustard, a fishing line in the water of Sabine Lake. You’re catching your dinner tonight, friend. If we had to guess, this is what they call “the life.” Daydreaming is easy in Port Arthur, and so is losing track of time. One minute your kayak carves through the waters of Sea Rim State Park; in the blink of an eye, the sun is setting.
Getting a rental car in Port Arthur, TX makes it easier to keep to your schedule. After a few hours on the Faith Trail, and you’ll be ready to learn about the region’s rich history at Museum of the Golf Coast. The replica of Janis Joplin’s Porsche might give you some serious car envy, but it’s still a must-see. Hotels in Port Arthur, TX are just as hospitable as you would expect a proper southern accommodation to be.
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