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.
going to Houston in November for a football game. wanted to know which hotels are convienient to the stadium and whats the best way to get there.
There aren't several hotels relatively close to NRG Stadium (formerly Reliant Stadium). Here is a list of properties in near proximity in the NRG Park/Medical Center area.
We will be in Houston from the 10th to the 13th of December and we are wondering if any special activities fell in this time frame. We also plan to see the night show at the James Turrel Twilight Epiphany Skyspace and we are wondering when it plays, when and where to reserve. Thank you.
Here is our Calendar of Events from 12/10 - 12/13. Be sure to check back often as new events are added everyday. I'd also suggest Zoo Lights and the ice rink at Discovery Green while you're in town. The Galleria Shopping Mall also has a 3 story tall Chritmas Tree that makes a fun background to a photo op. Here is the recap of events during 2013 - we'll create a 2014 round up in the Fall.
Regarding the James Turrell exhibit, you can make reservations here. However, the reservations only go a few weeks out from the current date, so I'd give the exhibit a call to see if you can reserve of the phone: Emily Stein, (713) 348-4758, or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope this helps,
Hi. I will be in Houston from 8/21-8/24 and need to know what to wear. I'm a Florida girl and live in sundresses and flip flops. Is that too casual for Houston? I don't want to be such an obvious tourist! Thank you.
For walking around and doing some site seeing, that sounds like you're wearing the right thing! If you're going to any fancy restaurants or the theatre, be sure to dress appropriately.
I'm interested in the literary arts. Are there any writer's conferences/festivals, book festivals etc. in November 2014? Thank you.
Be sure to check back often as new events are added every day.
Hi Veronica. We would like to visit the Space Centre on Monday 13th Oct 2014. We are staying at Comfort Suites Galleria. Would it be best to prepurchase our tickets from Australia and how would you suggest we get to the Space Center from our hotel. Appreciate your help, Sharon.
Thanks for your question! From the Galleria, Space Center is about 30 miles away and roughly a 45 minute drive. You can either rent a car for the and spend time at both Space Center and Kemah, which is just down the street. The other option would be to take a taxi, which would cost roughly $60.
Also, if you plan on checking out several of Houston's area attractions, I recommend buying a CityPass which will gain you access to multiple attractions at a discounted rate. You can purchase e-tickets anytime. If you choose not to use CityPass, you can purchase tickets to Space Center at any time, including at the time of entry.
Hello, Can I purchase the Metro Day pass card, that allows free travel for a day for three dollars, at the George Bush airport? If so, where about in the airport? Thanks, Adam.
There isn't a place to buy a Metro Day pass at the airport. You can ride the bus into downtown for $1.25 and get a pass at the main metro office (1900 Main Street). Or, if you'll be renting a car, you can get a 3 day pass at any grocery store (Fiesta, Food Town, Kroger, Randalls or HEB).
Hope this helps,
Hello, What ways are there to get from Downtown Houston to Galveston (not to the cruise terminal)? Regards, Linda
There are just a couple of ways to get from Downtown Houston to Galveston. Galveston is about 50 miles from downtown and takes about an hour. I would recommend renting a car for the day, otherwise you can take a taxi which will cost roughly $115.
I hope that helps,
I will be visiting Houston in October. Is there public transportation from Marriott Hotel at Hobby to Downtown Houston?
Thanks for your question and we're excited to have you in Houston. While there isn't direct public transportation from the Marriott Hotel at Hobby to Downtown, you can easily take a taxi. The trip is 9.7 mi and will take 16 mins at about $28. Once you're downtown you can take MetroRail to get around, including all the way through the Museum District to the Houston Zoo.
I hope that help,
I'm having about 20 customers visit Houston the beginning of October. We have one afternoon/evening for a group event. I want to go somewhere unique to the city where we can all mingle together and have a dinner somewhere unique and different.
Is there a certain part of town you want to stay in?
Brenner's on the Bayou is a beautiful location that overlooks Buffalo Bayou and has wonderful landscaping. Rainbow Lodge actually used to be in the same location as Brenner's, but move a few miles away, but is also on a gorgeous lot. Rainbow Lodge also has a very interesting menu. I'd also consider Spindletop Restaurant, at the top of the Hyatt Regency Houston in Downtown. It's a rotating restaurant with a 360 view of downtown Houston.
Here is a list of other venues in Houston. You can narrow your search to fit your criteria as well.
Hope this helps,
by: Jackie from Sidney, Ohio
Just returned from our group meeting in Houston. We went to Rainbow Lodge and it was excellent. The staff, food, and atmosphere were all top-notch. Everyone in my group enjoyed. Do continue to recommend this wonderful establishment !
We have a friend who comes every few months for treatment at MDA. He feels well enough to get out and do some things between tests. We've done the zoo and HM of NS. Any suggestions for 3-4 hr. not far from the med center? Several things we looked at are not opened Mon. and Tue. and those are the days he has the most free time while here.
Sure! It sounds like you like museums, so check out this round up of museums. But, definitely check to see what is open during the week (especially on Mondays). For example, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is closed on Mondays.
If you're comfortable leaving the Medical Center area, I recommend the Downtown Aquarium, which is about 10 minutes away. Also, Space Center Houston is a fun attraction and about 30 minutes away from MD Anderson. I highly recommend the Level 9 Tram Tour (it's seated, so that will hopefully save some energy). The Tram Tour is about 4 hours, so you might want to save this outing for a good day.
Hope this helps,