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Port-Arthur is located in southeast Texas "where the land and ocean meet." The Gulf Intracoastal Waterway runs alongside Port Arthur and the city is nestled on the shores of Lake Sabine, with the Gulf of Mexico at the southern tip of the city. Rainbow Bridge across the Neches River connects Port Arthur to Bridge City, Texas. The town of Port Arthur is very diverse with Cajun being the strongest culture. The town's motto is a Cajun phrase "laissez les bon temps rouler," which translates to "let the good times roll." Lake Sabine and the Gulf of Mexico offer miles and miles of beaches and water-related activities like fishing and boating. Other things to do include hiking, biking, sailing, golf and birding. The mild climate makes outdoor activities possible year round. Port Arthur is full of hotels, shops, shows and fine restaurants, many with a Cajun flair. Port Arthurs Museum of the Gulf Coast is recognized as the one of the state's most impressive museums. Many celebrities have come from Port Arthur, including the rap duo UGK, who refer to their hometown in their songs. The town is also host to many special events and festivals throughout the year, including Island Fever, which is billed as the "Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas."

Port Arthur Vacation Rentals

Port Arthur Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Hampton Inn & Suites7660 Memorial BlvdPort Arthur, TX (409) 722-6999
Holiday Inn Park CTRL2929 Jimmy Johnson BlvdPort Arthur, TX (409) 724-5000
Ramada Inn3801 Hwy 73Port Arthur, TX (409) 962-9858
Studio 6 #50013000 Jimmy Johnson BlvdPort Arthur, TX (409) 729-6611
Super 87700 Memorial BlvdPort Arthur, TX (409) 722-1012
Motel 6 #0441 Groves5201 East PkwyGroves, TX4.1 mi.(409) 962-6611
Super 85001 East PkwyGroves, TX4.1 mi.(409) 962-2200
Best Western Airport Inn200 Memorial Hwy 69Nederland, TX6.9 mi.(409) 727-1631
Candlewood Suites2125 Hwy 69Nederland, TX6.9 mi.(409) 729-9543
Knights Inn4085 I-10 SBeaumont, TX16.8 mi.(409) 842-1111
La Quinta Inn & Suites Beaumont West5820 Walden RdBeaumont, TX16.8 mi.(409) 842-0002
Super 8 - Beaumont/Walden Road3995 I-10 SouthBeaumont, TX16.8 mi.(409) 842-9300
Best Western Jefferson Inn1610 Intersate 10 SBeaumont, TX16.9 mi.(409) 842-0037
Candlewood Suites5355 Clearwater CtrBeaumont, TX16.9 mi.(409) 842-9000
Comfort Inn Beaumont1590 S I-10Beaumont, TX16.9 mi.(409) 840-2099
Courtyard By Marriott Beaumont2275 I-h10 SBeaumont, TX16.9 mi.(409) 840-5750
Econo Lodge50 Ih-10 NBeaumont, TX16.9 mi.(409) 835-8800
Fairfield Inn-beaumont2265 I-h10 SBeaumont, TX16.9 mi.(409) 840-5751
Hilton Garden Inn3755 Ih-10 S @ Walden RdBeaumont, TX16.9 mi.(409) 842-5646
Holiday Inn Beaumont Plaza3950 I-10 South At WaldenBeaumont, TX16.9 mi.(409) 842-5995
Howard Johnson Express Inn - Beaumont2615 Ih-10Beaumont, TX16.9 mi.(409) 832-0666
MCM Elegante' Hotel & Conference Center2355 Ih-10 SBeaumont, TX16.9 mi.(409) 842-3600
Relay Station Motel Beaumont4085 Ih-10 @ Walden RdBeaumont, TX16.9 mi.(409) 842-9341
La Quinta Inn165 E Courtland StVidor, TX17.5 mi.(409) 783-2600
Budget Inn5375 College StBeaumont, TX17.9 mi.(409) 842-8001
La Quinta Inn Beaumont220 I-10 NBeaumont, TX18.0 mi.(409) 838-9991
Castle Motel1125 N 11TH StBeaumont, TX18.2 mi.(409) 892-5110
Rodeway Inn1295 N 11TH StBeaumont, TX18.4 mi.(409) 892-7722
Beaumont Super 8 Motel2850 I-10 EBeaumont, TX18.6 mi.(409) 899-3040
Best Western Beaumont Inn2155 N 11TH StBeaumont, TX18.6 mi.(409) 898-8150
Holiday Inn-beaumont Midtown2095 N 11TH StBeaumont, TX18.6 mi.(409) 892-2222
Motel 6 #40601155 I-10 SBeaumont, TX18.6 mi.(409) 835-5913
Sleep Inn & Suites2030 N 11th StBeaumont, TX18.6 mi.(409) 892-6700
Ramada Inn Spindletop2525 North 11TH StBeaumont, TX18.8 mi.(409) 924-7300
Quality Inn Orange2900 Ih 10Orange, TX18.9 mi.(409) 988-0110
Best Western Inn Of Orange2630 I-10 WestOrange, TX19.6 mi.(409) 883-6616
Motel 6 #0447 Orange4407 27TH AveOrange, TX19.6 mi.(409) 883-4891
Ramada Inn2610 I-10 WestOrange, TX19.6 mi.(409) 883-0231
Holiday Inn Express14932 F M 1663Winnie, TX27.0 mi.(409) 296-2866
Quality Inn46318 I-10 EWinnie, TX27.9 mi.(409) 296-9292

Port Arthur Weather & Climate

The Northern Gulf Coast of Texas, near the Louisiana border, the climate is humid subtropical. This region along the coast is actually located within the Piney Woods Region of eastern Texas. It receives the most rainfall in the state - more than 48 inches annually. This is due to the warm gulf waters that carry humid air to the region, where it condenses and precipitates. The area is also prone to hurricanes, the most disastrous of which was the Galveston Hurricane of 1900 as well as Hurricane Ike in 2008. Winters are mild due to the warm gulf currents. Wintry precipitation is possible, but rare. For instance, it snowed in the area in December, 2004 - the first occurrence since 1989. A light snow was also received in December, 2008 and again in December, 2009. This region is cited as one of the most polluted urban areas in the U.S.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 61°F 42°F 5.80 in. -
February 65°F 45°F 3.17 in. -
March 72°F 52°F 3.70 in. -
April 77°F 58°F 2.82 in. -
May 84°F 66°F 5.60 in. -
June 89°F 72°F 6.37 in. -
July 91°F 73°F 6.27 in. -
August 91°F 73°F 3.80 in. -
September 88°F 69°F 6.00 in. -
October 80°F 59°F 4.88 in. -
November 70°F 50°F 4.32 in. -
December 63°F 44°F 4.59 in. -

Port Arthur Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Southeast Texas Regional airport (BPT) located about 6 miles northwest of Port Arthur in Beaumont, Texas, the Lake Charles Regional airport (LCH) located approximately 46 miles east of Port Arthur in Lake Charles, Louisiana, the Chennault International airport (CWF) located roughly 52 miles east of Port Arthur in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and finally Ellington Field (EFD) located around 75 miles west of Port Arthur in Houston, Texas.

Port Arthur Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Stewart Beach ParkGalvestonTX65.4 mi.
Six Flags AstroWorldHoustonTX85.7 mi.
Water Parks
SplashTown WaterparkSpringTX89.4 mi.
Golf Courses
Babe Didrikson Zaharias Memorial Golf CoursePort ArthurTX 
Port Groves Golf ClubGrovesTX4.2 mi.
Bayou Din Golf ClubBeaumontTX14.4 mi.
Belle Oaks Golf ClubBeaumontTX16.6 mi.
Henry Homberg Municipal Golf CourseBeaumontTX16.6 mi.
Rabbit Run at Brooks RoadBeaumontTX16.6 mi.
Riverwood Golf ClubVidorTX17.5 mi.
Dupont Employment Recreation Association Golf ClubOrangeTX18.9 mi.
Museum of the Gulf CoastPort ArthurTX(Miscellaneous)
McFaddin-Ward HouseBeaumontTX16.9 mi.(History)
Art Museum of Southeast TexasBeaumontTX16.9 mi.(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
Rainforest at Moody GardensGalvestonTX65.4 mi.
Houston Zoological GardensHoustonTX85.7 mi.
Ellen Trout ZooLufkinTX110.8 mi.

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