Have a question about what to do, where to eat or anything else pertaining to your visit to Houston? Just Ask Veronica. She has the answers to your queries about H-Town.
Is there a French festival this weekend at Discovery Green?
The French Cultural Festival is today (3/7) from 7pm - 10pm at Discovery Green.
I am flying into IAH on business on a Monday evening. I am staying at the Lancaster Hotel, what would be the best transportation to the hotel? This is my first time visiting Houston.
I'd suggest either renting a car or taking a cab into the Lancaster. It is approximately $55 from the airport to the hotel. You may also want to check out Super Shuttle.
There is a metro bus that picks up in Terminal C, and drops off at the downtown metro station, but you'd still need transportation from the bus station to the Lancaster.
Hope this helps,
Hello Veronica. I would be grateful for some help on the weather in Houston. My husband and I are wanting to book a holiday there next year, but after looking at so many weather programmes we get confused. We love outdoor swimming, and love the heat, as we are normally go to Florida so are used to it. We favour June, July or August, but have read this is rainy season, would these months be a good time to go, or would we get a lot of rain and cloud. Very grateful for your help. Regards Kathy
Houston is a great place to visit! I know you would have a fun time.
Here is a link to our weather - May and June tend to be our rainiest months. We are right along the coast, so pop-up showers do happen. Most of the time they are just splash and dash showers, so it shouldn't ruin your outdoor activities too much.
Hope this helps,
Where on the CVB web site can I see a complete list of 2014 city wide conventions?
This is in our member section. You must have a member ID to access this section - feel free to contact our Membership department if you need your login or password reset.
Hi Veronica..My family is in Southeast Texas, but I want a place similar to the quaint town I am in in Pasadena, Ca. With farmer's markets, little old houses and shops within walking distance, I have to have in my life! What is the best area for apts in the Heights?
The Heights is great for this type of lifestyle! There are great shops and quaint cafes located on 19th street. There are several Farmers Markets to check out, but Airline Farmers' Market is right in the Heights.
Hope this helps!
Have you shared: Children's Collections 5219 Bellaire Blvd. Bellaire Texas, as a place for visitors to see, as a great children's Resale shop , in Houston...?
I hadn't heard of it before - thanks for letting me know! I'll be sure to keep them in mind for future children's resale shop questions.
by: Allene from Houston
Thank you for your response.....
Hi Veronica, We will be taking a cruise from Galveston on the firts week of April and we'll be coming 1,5 days earlier. We will be staying for 2 nights before galveston. We want to spend that 1,5 days with shopping, like outlets or marshalls. Where do you think we shall stay? Thank you
There are two outlet malls in Houston, on the north and west sides of the city (Houston Premium Outlets and Katy Mills Mall). There is also the Galleria shopping mall, which is 375+ stores and restaurants. I'd suggest staying in the Galleria, so you are central to both outlets.
The Westin Galleria is actually connected to the Galleria for even more shopping!
by: Tuba from Turkey
Thank you very much Veronica!
We, 4 adults & 2 children, will have about 7-8 hours between disembarking our ship and boarding the train in Houston. Is there a hotel that will take us for half a day? Any easy sightseeing adventures? All suggestions welcome. Thank you.
I'm not sure of any hotels that will only let you pay for 1/2 a day - you would need to pay for the full day.
Yes, Houston has some great sightseeing! The Houston Museum District has 20 museums, most in walking distance of each other. Check out the new Palentology Hall or the Original Magna Carta exhibit at the Museum of Natural Science or let the kids explore at the Children's Museum of Houston. Both museums are part of the Houston CityPASS, which also includes the Houston Zoo, Downtown Aquarium and Space Center Houston.
Hope this helps,
by: Veronica from Houston
sure- the Embassy Suites Downtown is about 6 blocks away from the light rail and the Doubletree is about 5 blocks away and Hilton Americas is 8 blocks. - Veronica
by: Sharon from California
Thank you for your sightseeing information. Can you tell me which hotels, preferably in the Hilton family, are closest to the Amtrak station?
Thank you again,
Do senior visitors qualify to get senior fares if over 65
Yes, seniors get a discount on Metro. When you get in town, stop by the RideStore (1900 Main and St. Joseph Parkway) and bring your government-issued ID with date of birth. Store hours are 8am - 5pm, Monday - Friday.
You can also print out and mail a form to Metro. Find the link here.
Hi Veronica, I need a suggestion for a hotel that is centrally located to the airport, pier, shopping and eating. I have 2 clients travelling to Houston to board a Princess ship and would like to see a bit of the city. Thank you for your help. Carold
I suggest staying in Downtown Houston while they are in town.
I recommend Hotel Icon, Magnolia Hotel, or the Sam Houston Hotel as they are great hotels along the metro rail. The metro rail connects downtown to the Midtown, Museum District and the Houston Zoo to name a few. As far as shopping and eating, Market Square Park has great options and is located in Downtown.
If they have even more time and want to see some Houston attractions, I recommend they check out the Houston CityPASS to save up to 46% on the top attractions.