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Rodeo
Submitted by Andre from Switzerland on 03-05-2015
Question:

Hi, I'm going to be in Houston with my son (15 yrs) from 9-12 April. We'd like to go to a rodeo. Can you recommend something in or near Houston? Thanks

Answer:

Hi Andre,

Unfortunately there are not consistent rodeos year round here. Our big rodeo wraps up in late March so you'll be just missing it. However, if you want a sense of old Texas, you may want to pay a visit to George Ranch west of the city. There you will find a working ranch, much as they existed in the 1800s, complete with demonstrations of cattle herding and authentic cooking. 

You may also want to take a look at this itinerary for where to shop and dine for that urban cowboy experience.

Veronica

visiting
Submitted by Polet from New York on 03-04-2015
Question:

Hi, Veronica I have a few questions one is I am coming down to houston texas for a week and was wondering what hotel is best to stay at that near public transportation? How is it getting around downtown Houston without a car? What are some key places that I can visit that I will never forget? I am planning on moving to houston in july would like to know what areas to look at as far as aptments and elementary school. Thanks in advance I know it alot to ask

Answer:

Hi Polet,

Thanks for reaching out!

I think you would be best served to stay at a hotel on or near our MetroRail line to get between Downtown, the Museum District and other points of interest around town. You can stay at the new JW Marriott Downtown, Hotel Icon, the Magnolia Hotel or virtually any other hotel Downtown. If you would rather stay in the heart of the Museum District, Hotel ZaZa is the place. You can book any of these properties directly here.

Here is a link that outlines what's along the rail line, including attractions, museums, restaurants and more. As far as what to see and do, there's so much! Here are a list of itineraries based on various interests. I would highly suggest the Museum of Fine Arts Houston and the Houston Museum of Natural Science.

We really don't make recommendations on places to live, that's not our focus. But I would recommend you get the Greater Houston Partnership's Relocation Guide, which outlines neighborhoods and offers an abundance of information for folks like you moving to Houston.

Veronica

shopping
Submitted by tony from Houston on 02-28-2015
Question:

Where can I buy discounted electronics in Houston

Answer:

Hi Tony,

Depending on what you're looking for, a lot of stores in Houston have  discounted electronics.  Depending on where you're staying, there's a Best Buy not far from that near The Galleria or a Fry's near Bush airport.   You can also explore Harwin Drive for some of the electronics stores in that area, too.

Hope this helps,

Veronica

Still about the Space Shuttle attraction
Submitted by Frederic from France on 02-27-2015
Question:

"will open to public early this summer" We will visit the Space Center on Tuesday July 7th. Any chance to visit inside the Shuttle and the Carrier ? Thanks a lot for you help.

Answer:

Frederic,

I'm sorry I checked with Space Center and it looks like the opening is actually in the fall, most likely September. Sorry I had this wrong. I know you'll have a great time at Space Center though!

Veronica

space shuttle on top of boeing 747 carrier
Submitted by Frederic from France on 02-27-2015
Question:

Good morning. My family and I will come to visit Texas soon, from France, and Houston in particular. I heard that the Space Shuttle at the Houston Space Center has been placed on the top a Boeing 747 carrier. This must be very impressive to see. I Wonder if the attraction will open soon (supposed to open in February according to what I read last year). Is it open to visit yet or not ? Many thanks in advance. Fred.

Answer:

Hi Frederic,

Good news and bad news. The good news is you can definitely see the shuttle and the 747 in front of the Space Center complex and take pictures of it. The bad news is you cannot go inside yet. We understand from Space Center that the exhibit will actually open to the public early this summer. But there are many other wonderful things to explore at Space Center Houston. One of my favorites is Rocket Park!

Veronica

Local artists
Submitted by Susan from Katy on 02-26-2015
Question:

I'd like to purchase a wedding gift made by a local Houston artist...or at least an artist from Texas. Where are some of the galleries that would feature local artists? (I'm actually hoping to find a salad serving set....I know that's pretty specific...but functional and artistic would be ideal!) Thanks!

Answer:

Hi Susan,

I don't know of any local artist that make salad serving sets, but check out Kuhl-Linscomb or Berings.  Both are local Houston shopping, so maybe that can be that "Houston" twist you're looking to incorporate in the wedding gift.

Hope this helps,

Veronica

Directions
Submitted by Bill from 800 Bell on 02-25-2015
Question:

If I am at 800 Bell how to I get back up on to I-45 south?

Answer:

Hi Bill,

Take a left on Milam Street, and left on Pierce Street.  You can access an entrance ramp to the freeway on Pierce Street.

Best,

Veronica

Hotels
Submitted by Ron Schwartz from Boulder, CO on 02-24-2015
Question:

Hello, Veronica! I want to come to Houston for a week, primarily to see the Museum District. But when I search for hotels, I am redirected to hotels in the Texas Medical Center, which can be quite pricy. I will be renting a car: where is a decent area to stay in Houston within 10-20 minutes driving distance of the Museum District? Thanks!

Answer:

Hi,

There are plenty of affordable hotels in Houston. I've taken the liberty of doing a few searches for you on our Hotel page. You can search by area of town and for your case these areas should be close enough to easily get to the Museum District: The Galleria/Uptown area, River Oaks, and West University/Rice Village.

I hope that helps, and have fun visiting us in Houston!

Best,
Veronica

Guys Weekend Recomendations
Submitted by Tom Wawersich from Allen on 02-24-2015
Question:

Hi Veronica, I am coming to Houston the weekend of March 12th to see a buddy of mine. I don't know the area very well, do you have any recommendations for guys weekend activities?

Answer:
Hi,

There are plenty of fun things for guys to do in Houston! Check out this suggested itinerary for a few ideas to get you started. If you're into sports, check out this page for everything a sports fan could need. Looking for nightlife, check out this round up of great bars. And lastly, for live music, check out this page of top music venues in the city.

I hope that helps and let me know if you need any more suggestions!

Best,
Veronica
Seminars, meetings, etc.
Submitted by Ellen from Maryland on 02-22-2015
Question:

Hello Veronica--My nephew and I will be visiting Houston from March 5-24, 2015. Would you be able to supply information on possible free seminars, networking sessions, meetings, continuing education classes, etc. for us? We plan to attend the rodeo but want to also do some education focused activities. Thank you in advance or your assistance! --Ellen

Answer:

Hi Ellen,

Looking at our Events Calendar, here are some Lectures and Seminars happening in March.

While they aren't normally free, check out the Houston Business Journal's and Greater Houston Parternship's list of lectures and seminars. 

Best,

Veronica

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