Family vacation planners:
Here’s your invitation to relax, dine and let the good times roll with Port Arthur’s Southeast Texas Cajun hospitality. We’re the Cajun Capital of Texas: a laid-back, small city where citizens consider it a privilege to welcome visitors.
A semi-tropical climate and salt waters encourage outdoor adventures, like birding and boating. Sea Rim State Park offers miles of natural Gulf of Mexico shore and the chance to paddle a kyak through the marsh. Hundred-mile Sabine Lake stretches along Pleasure Island, featuring fishing for redfish, flounder and trout; waterfront vistas; picnic areas; boat ramps; RV parks; disc golf and a refurbished marina with floating docks.
Port Arthur’s culture – music, spicy flavors, a faith trail, art and history – is on display daily. Visit a replica of Janis Joplin’s psychedelic Porsche at Museum of the Gulf Coast and peek inside historical homes, including Pompeiian Villa. We’re also known for lively festivals, including Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas, Buu Mon Buddhist Temple Garden Festival in June, Cajun Fest in spring and the Lighted Holiday Cultural Parade in December.