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Submitted by Simon from Taree, NSW, Australia on 10-31-2014
Question:

Gidday from Ozzie, Veronica. My family are planning to come over next year and plan on spending a few days in Houston. We want to go and visit some friends in Liberty while there so could you please tell me what public transport there is to Liberty as we won't have a car? Your help would be appreciated. thanks

Answer:

Hi Simon,

Unfortunately I'm not familiar with the public transportation out in Liberty. Looking at their webpage, I don't see anything about transportation information.  You may want to check out the Metro bus schedules to see if they have any bus routes in Liberty.

Otherwise, I'd look at scheduling a private car/shuttle like Super Shuttle. Feel free to check out our other recommended transportation partners.

Best,

Veronica

holiday
Submitted by pearl & Adrian from england\ cornwall on 10-30-2014
Question:

Hi Veronica we are coming to Houston next April on holiday on the 8th till the 15th we were looking forward to seeing a Rodeo but have looked and very dissappointed that we can not see one while we are here do you know if there is one near that we can get to on public transport as we have not got use of a car, also we are interested in watching country and westen singing and dancing so if you can suggest anywhere that would be great and anything else you can suggest would be great many thanks look forward to hearing back from you.

Answer:

Hi Pearl and Adrian,

Unfortunately our rodeo is only in March each year. Other months we really don't have a lot of real cowboy culture to offer. That said, we do have this roundup of places to see and experience a little of that urban cowboy feel.

Also, you can pay a visit to George Ranch Historical Park west of the city. Several companies will take you out there from Downtown by reservation, including Houston City Tours

Finally, pay a visit to our Itineraries section to discover more fun stuff to do in Houston around your interests.

Veronica

Family Christmas
Submitted by Leslie from Texas on 10-29-2014
Question:

I'm looking for a Houston area hotel or resort in which to spend Christmas with extended family. Children's activities would be a plus along with a Christmas brunch or dinner. Thank you, Leslie

Answer:

Hi Leslie,

Good timing! We're actually working on this piece now for our website, and it will be up on the homepage in the first week of November - be sure to check back for that.  Until then, check out the 2013 round up of holiday events to get an idea of what'll be going on in December.

Regarding Christmas brunch or dinner, more than likely hotels are still working on their 2014 schedule.  But, traditionally, the Four Seasons, Hotel Granduca, The Houstonian, The St. Regis and The Woodlands Resort and Conference Center have hosted a Christmas dinner or brunch in the past. 

Best,

Veronica

Non walking tours
Submitted by Be from San Antonio on 10-29-2014
Question:

Are there any tours of Houston and surrounding area that don't include walking - mainly staying on tour vehicle?

Answer:

Hi Be,

Check out our Tours section to find our options! Let me know if you have any other questions.

Best,

Veronica

Transportation from hobby lobby
Submitted by Terri from Canada on 10-29-2014
Question:

Can i take a rail or what would be my cheapest means to get 4 people from hobby lobby to hilton hotel downtown houston. Thank you terri

Answer:

Hi Terri,

I believe you are talking about our airport, Hobby Airport (and not Hobby Lobby the craft store). If that's correct, I suggest taking Super Shuttle, which run from the airport to downtown hotels. That said, I would also recommend calling the hotel where you will be staying to see if they offer any complimentary shuttle services.

I hope that help,
Veronica

holiday
Submitted by adrian from england on 10-28-2014
Question:

hi veronica we will be in houston early april 2015 & are looking on things to do country music etc & also would like to see a rodeo show we have no transport could you suggest best places please

Answer:

Hello!

We look forward to having you in Houston! That said, there are plenty of great things to check out in the country music scene in town, but unfortunately the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo will be taking place March 3-22. This is the only major rodeo event that happens in town.

That said, there are several great places to check out including Goode's Armadillo Palace, Firehouse Saloon and Dosey Doe.  For more live music suggestions, check out this list.

If coutry is the theme, here are some great Texas-centric shops to check out as well.

You also mentioned you have no transportation, which can get slightly tricky in a city so Texas-sized! I recommend sticking close to downtown as the Metro Rail will take you to some of the city's best attractions including the Museum District. Taxis are also plentiful, but it may be worth renting a car if your trip is going to last more than a few days.

I hope that helps and have a great visit,
Veronica

Weekend with daughter
Submitted by Aubrey from temple on 10-26-2014
Question:

so my daughter and i are thinking of going to Houston and we don't know what to do. what hotels do you recommend that are cheap but aren't nasty; you know what i mean? anyways, we also have nowhere to go that we can think of. we've already been to NASA and i don't want to go shopping because i'm already paying to go to Houston. please help?

Answer:

Hi Aubrey,

There are a ton of free things to do you Houston, check out the list here.

If you do have a little money to spare, I'd suggest looking into a Houston CityPASS. It can get you into all the top attractions at 46% savings.  And, if you stay downtown (I suggest the Embassy Suites or Residence Inn) you can ride the rail to the Museum District and the Houston Zoo to save the gas!

Check out our other itineraries and plan a trip around what you're interests are.

Hope this helps,

Veronica

Travelling tips / routes
Submitted by Prakash Nagarkar from Mumbai - India on 10-26-2014
Question:

Both of us (senior citizen 62 & 68 years) will be visiting Houston & will be staying at 13546 Smith lake lane Houston T X 77044 from mid Dec 14 On one Monday in end Dec / mid Jan we want to go to Port of Galveston Texas Cruise Ship Terminal Pier #25 2502 Harbor side Drive Galveston, Texas 77550 to reach at around 12 noon to take a ship leaving at 4 P M Is there any public transport available from Museum district / Butterfly museum / Zoo /Texas Medical center / Anderson hospital to reach at pear 25 by 12 noon Or some one can drop us to Exxon chemical co Gate at 5200 bay way DRIVE bay town TEXAS 77520 wE HAS A VERY BAD EXPERIENCE WITH New york taxi drivers hence do not want to take a cab An early reply is awaited to enable to book cruse ticket from Galveston Thanks / regards

Answer:

Hi Prakash,

I suggest you schedule a ride with Uber or Lyft.  You can schedule the pick-up/drop-offs in advance, so no need to worry about flagging down a ride.  You'll need to register in advance and download their app.

Hope this helps,

Veronica

b-day
Submitted by Ul from Houston, TX on 10-25-2014
Question:

Hello tomorrow, Oct 26th, is my 40th birthday; any suggestion to have a wonderful time with my girlfriend in Houston?

Answer:

Hi UI,

I'm so sorry I missed a suggestion for your 40th birthday! 

However, in the future, be sure to check out our Calendar of Events or Suggested Itineraries to get ideas.

Best,

Veronica

visiting diff places
Submitted by usha from Medical center, houston on 10-23-2014
Question:

Hello Veronica, I am visiting United States and am in Houston. I would like to see most of Houston in easy way as I am 63 years old lady. Can you help me plan my shcedule that covers the most of interesting places of Houston at minimal expense or no expense at all.... thanks Mrs. Usha.

Answer:

Hi Mrs. Usha,

Thanks so much for your questions and Ill be happy to help. I would suggest you stay in hotel near the MetroRail (either downtown or in the museum district) and spend time checking out the Museum District. There you will find over 20 different museums, most of which are free!

You can also check out these itineraries and pick something that fits your personality! Make sure to check the coupons page for great deals to help keep your expenses minimal. There is also plenty of cheap BUT DELICIOUS places to eat around town. 

For some outdoor free fun, make sure to grab a B-Cycle or take a walk along Buffalo Bayou.If you like biking, here is a list of great places to bike around the city. 

I hope that helps and please let me know if you have any other questions!

Best,
Veronica

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