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Birthday ideas
Submitted by Erik from South Houston on 04-24-2014
Question:

Hi Veronica, My wife's birthday is this weekend and I'm completely out of ideas for something different. We'd be willing to venture out but just do not know where. Ideally we're thinking dinner at a fun restaurant and drinks elsewhere at a bar. Any ideas? Thanks!

Answer:

Hi!

Fear not, you've come to the right place. Since there are so many fun things for couples to do, I've put together a romantic weekend itinerary. Take a look at this for some ideas to get you started. If it's not what you had in mind, or you're looking for a specific area of town, just let me know and I'll help you more specifically.

I hope that helps!

Best,
Veronica

Event Listings
Submitted by Mitch Cohen from Heights on 04-21-2014
Question:

Hello - do you have a submission for events? How can I get First Saturday Arts Market listed with other Heights businesses? The market is now 10 years old, and has made a big impact on the neighborhood. Being mostly a grass roots style event we do not have a huge budget. Thanks! Mitch Cohen Founder www.FirstSaturdayArtsMarket.com

Answer:

Hi Mitch,

You can submit events to our website for free here:  http://www.visithoustontexas.com/travel-tools/events/submit-your-event/

Once it's approved by our Events Calendar staff, it'll show up in the calendar.

Best,

Veronica

Art Car Ball
Submitted by Nancy Lauritsen from Friendswood on 04-21-2014
Question:

Do you have any suggestions for what I should where to this event?

Answer:

Hi Nancy,

Costumes are encourage for the Art Car Ball!  There isn't really a theme, but something "car related" is always welcome - hub caps are your friend!

If you want to rent a costume, check out Frankel's .

Best,

Veronica

Turning 21
Submitted by Diego from Houston on 04-20-2014
Question:

Hi i need some help, this next weekend I'm gonna be turning 21 and i am lost i don't know where to go. Im planning in getting a reservation in a hotel so i don't have to worry about driving so I'm planning in stay in downtown. I wanna have a nice dinner with my family first and then go to a bar or a night club. If someone know about anything ill appreciate your help. Thank you

Answer:

Hi Diego,

Happy Birthday!

For hotels, check out Hotel Icon, Sam Houston or Magnolia Hotels.  They are all downtown and close to the rail line.

For dinner, Batanga, Downtown Aquarium or The Grove are all downtown and fun for a 21 bday dinner with the fam.  Check out more restaurants in downtown here.

For nightlife, Bad News BarOKRA Charity Saloon or Molly's Pub in downtown are fun.  Or, hop on the light rail to visit Barbarella, Limelight or Mongoose Versus Cobra. Check out more nightlife here.

Have fun!

Veronica

R&B/Soul Live Music?
Submitted by Marigold from Sugar Land on 04-18-2014
Question:

Hi, Do you know of any places that have open mic nights where they play R&B or soul music?

Answer:

Hi Marigold,

If you're looking for open mic night, AvantGarden or McGonigel's Mucky Duck typically host an open mic night.  Give them a call to see when their next open mic night will be.

For R&B or Soul, check out the line up at the Continental Club or Sambuca.

Hope this helps,

Veronica

lunch or dinner
Submitted by Jasmine Ramirez from 77066 on 04-16-2014
Question:

I have a date with another mom and the kids. What is a good place we can chit-chat and the kids will enjoy?

Answer:

Hi Jasmine,

Here is an entire list of kid friendly restaurants - I'd also add the Lupe Tortilla at Hwy 59 and Kirby or Ruggles Green at CityCentre (the kids can run around in the green space right outside) too.  Hopefully you ladies can get some good time while the kids have fun too.

Best,

Veronica

 

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!

 
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