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Trail Riding at Houston
Submitted by Mirelle from HK on 04-15-2014
Question:

Hi, I know gratuities is very common in US. Do we need to pay gratuities for trail riding? If yes, how much should we pay? Thank you!

Answer:

Hi Mirelle,

If you went on a guided tour and enjoyed your guide, you can certainly leave him a tip.  I'd say whatever you're willing to give, but no more than 15% of the cost of the tour.

Hope this helps,

Veronica

Baseball Ticket & Duration
Submitted by Mirelle from Hong Kong on 04-15-2014
Question:

Hi, I have a question about baseball game. I mistakenly bought baseball ticket on 12 May which game start at 7:10pm. But I have another flight at 13 May, 1am. Therefore, I would like to ask the duration of a baseball game in general? How long does we take from Minute Maid Part to IAH? Sorry about this silly question, but baseball is not that popular in my country so this is my 1st time. Thank you.

Answer:

Hi Mirelle,

The average baseball game is about 3 hours, so the game should be over between 10 - 10:30pm.

Minute Maid Park is about 20 miles away from IAH, and there shouldn't be any traffic late at night, so it would take about 25 minutes to get to the airport from the game.

Hope that helps,

Veronica

dinner cruises
Submitted by Veronica Tiedt from Hartford CT on 04-14-2014
Question:

Our group of 10 is going to be in Houston from April 30 through May 4. We are looking for a dinner cruise, rodeo or something to do on Friday evening, May 2. What would you suggest?

Answer:

Hi,

If you're looking for a dinner cruise, Houston has a great Bayou to explore. Check out this roundup of fun water related activities, including two dinner cruise options. We also have a great downtown Culinary Walking Tour. These three-hour walking food tours will discuss the evolution of the area's history architecture and culture, while stopping at a number of establishments to enjoy a variety of food and drink. Just make sure to buy tickets in advance for Friday.

If this isn't what you're looking for, here is a roundup of events taking place on May 2. We also have several itineraries you can choose from depending on the groups interest.

I hope that helps and have a great visit!

Best,
Veronica

Springsteen
Submitted by James from Australia on 04-14-2014
Question:

Veronica, I am coming to USA in May for only two reasons: to attend the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting in Omaha with a friend and then to get myself to Houston to see Bruce Springsteen on May 6th. My problem is the only ticket I can get is a poor Lawn entry. I am desperate for a GA Pit ticket. I am NOT looking for a freebie. Please HELP !! thanks, James

Answer:

Hi James,

Have you tried a ticketing site, like Stub Hub?  There may be extra pit tickets there.

Best,

Veronica

Comments:

posted on:
04/16/2014
5:41 AM
by: K Franco from The woodlands

Lawn seats are great at the Pavilion. Don't worry and enjoy!

 
one day in Houston
Submitted by terry osteen from los angeles on 04-13-2014
Question:

Wiil be in Houston 1 day. arrive on a cruise ship in the morning and leave on a plane at 5:pm. What do you suggest is the best way my wife and I can see the city highlights?

Answer:

Hi Terry,

Check out a Houston CityPASS - it gets you into all the top attractions at 46% savings.

Also, look into our itineraries to find other items you may be interested in.

Best,

Veronica

Museum Fees
Submitted by Susan Hatcher from Dugspur, VA on 04-11-2014
Question:

Hi, I have been online seeking info on what it cost to see the Magna Carta at Museum of Natural Science and Fabrege Eggs. Also want to go to MFAH for Age Of Impressionist and John Singer Sargent exhibit. I will be in town this month 18th - 22nd so free Thursdays is out. I bought a Groupon for the Magna Carta as a friend wants to go with me. Ok so do I pay general admission plus tickets for each individual exhibition. This could get very expensive and as I am retired but not a senior yet how can I see these as cheaply as possible? Thanks for any suggestions. The City Pass does not help with price of exhibitions.

Answer:

Hi Susan,

I would suggest you use this coupon from the Museum of Natural Science that will help offset these costs. It's the best deal I've found!

Veronica

Comments:

posted on:
04/12/2014
5:47 AM
by: Veronica from Houston

Hi Susan,




I honestly don't know how your Groupon works. I would suggest you contact Groupon for that information. I can only speak to the coupon I provided you with and the fact that you get at least half off of each of the experiences outlined there. On MFAH, I don't have any current coupons to share. I know that the general admission is $15. The only item that is an additional charge at this time is the Impressionists exhibit which is $23, which includes general admission as well. I hope this helps.




Veronica

 

posted on:
04/11/2014
4:48 PM
by: Susan Hatcher from Dugspur, VA

Thank you for your help with the Museum of Natural Science. Is there any help with the MFAH? I bought the Groupon for the Magna Carta exhibit. Do you pay an admission price and then pay extra for each exhibit? It could really add up. I am sorry I am being so dense in regard to the charges at the MFAH and the Museum of Natural Science.

 
Hotel
Submitted by Tom from Hitchcock on 04-10-2014
Question:

Veronica, My girl friend is flying in to Houston tomorrow for a visit. If like to find a hotel that will take her breath away! One that we can stay couped up in and enjoy eachother until they kick us out Sunday! Haven't seen eachother In cohe of months so I'm thinking sparks will definitely fly! I've looked at the zaza hotel, just wondering if that would be the way to go....? I'm only working in the area, so not familiar with much. She flies out Sunday morning so Houston area is best. Thank you Tom

Answer:

Hotel Zaza is a great property Tom. I highly suggest it if that's one you're considering.

Veronica 

Ways to Travel
Submitted by Crystal from Crowne Plaza Northwest-Brookhollow on 04-10-2014
Question:

Hi Veronica, I am a foreigner and will be staying at the Crowne Plaza Northwest-Brookhollow for 2 weeks and will have two weekends/ 4 days of spare time. I'd like to visit the Space Centre, Museum of Fine Arts and shop at Galleria. The problem is that I don't know how to drive and do you know if there's any way to reach the above places? Any options that can pick me up at my hotel other than calling a cab (or could you please give me some idea how much the fare will be)? Thank you in advance. Crystal

Answer:

Hi Crystal,

The fares will be very expensive since you're staying on the opposite side of town.  To give you an idea:

  • Crowne Plaza Brookhollow to Space Center: $160 round trip
  • Crowne Plaza Brookhollow to MFAH: $70 round trip
  • Crowne Plaza Brookhollow to Galleria: $50 round trip

You can try contacting The Wave to see if they will work with you on a package while you're here. Otherwise, check out Metro's Trip Planner to find the best bus schedule.

Best,

Veronica

Car Rentals
Submitted by Carolyn from SC on 04-09-2014
Question:

We are flying into Hobby Airport and would like to rent a car to drive to the cruise port terminal. Could you please tell me if there are any car rental locations near the port that would be able to shuttle us to our ship? Thank you.

Answer:

Hi Carolyn,

Can you tell me which cruise port you are traveling from: Galveston or Bayport Cruise Terminal? 

Best,

Veronica

Comments:

posted on:
04/14/2014
7:54 AM
by: Veronica from Houston


Ok, there is an Enterprise rental location in Seabrook, fairly close to the terminal. It's located at:



Enterprise Rent-a-Car

1815 Bayport Blvd.

Seabrook, TX 77586

281-474-4466

*Saturday hours of operation: 9am - 12pm



However, I want you to be aware that there is a drop-fee for those using this location and going to the cruise terminal. That can be anywhere from $50 to $100 according to Enterprise. Considering this, it may be more economical to take a cab, unless there are more things you want to do in the rental between the airport and the terminal. Contact Enterprise directly for more details.



thanks!



Veronica


 

posted on:
04/12/2014
5:38 AM
by: Carolyn from SC

Bayport

 
family reunion
Submitted by terri torres from houston tx 77023 on 04-06-2014
Question:

doing a family reunion n july need a park asap

Answer:

Hi Terri,

Great question and you've come to the right place. We have a pretty comprehensive list of local parks that breaks down their amenities on our site HoustonReunions.com. If you want assistance in planning your reunion as well, please contact Neidra Billings who can assist you! nbillings@visithouston.com. I hope this helps!

Veronica

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