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Place to stay
Submitted by Patty from Houston on 06-22-2014
Question:

My 20 year old granddaughter is coming to Houston for a 1 night stay and I wanted to treat her to a fun, unusual place. Any ideas?

Answer:

Hi Patty,

How fun to have your granddaughter in town!

What type of activities does she like doing? 

Here are some ideas that are out of the ordinary.  I love going to Bayou Bend Also, be sure to check out our itineraries - you can gather ideas based on her interests. 

Hope this helps,

Veronica

spa
Submitted by Adrienne from Memorial hermann texas medical center on 06-20-2014
Question:

Hi, i am looking for a spa close to the hospital or in downtown houston and am using the metro bus service between june 25th and june 27th.

Answer:

Hi Adrienne,

I would recommend the spa at the Four Seasons or the Hilton Americas, both Downtown.

I hope this helps!

Veronica

transportation
Submitted by jorge benitez from downtown on 06-19-2014
Question:

Hi, I was wondering if you had any recommendations for shuttle service companies that can transport 25-30 people from downtown to the west side of town near I-10 and HW 6 to TopGolf. I do not need a party bus since we are going there from work and back. Thanks.

Answer:

Hi Jorge,

Contact The Wave! They can help set something up for you.

Best,

Veronica

ENquiry
Submitted by oma from Nigeria on 06-18-2014
Question:

what is the location of the one dollar store in houston? Is there a Macy's store in Houston? What stores are on sale in Houston?

Answer:

Hi Oma,

There are dollar stores located throughout the Houston area, check out their website here to find the location closest to where you are staying. 

Yes, there are Macy's stores in Houston, check out their store locator here to find the location closest to you. 

Regarding sales, most stores have some sort of sales throughout the week or weekend.  If you're looking for discounts, check out the outlet malls in Houston: Houston Premium Outlets or Katy Mills Mall.  Also, down on Harwin, there are knock-off type of items for cheap.

Hope this helps,

Veronica

Metro Rail
Submitted by Ed Hall from Cedar Park TX on 06-16-2014
Question:

Can the Fannin South Park and Ride be used to gain access to Metro Rail?

Answer:

Hi Ed,

Yes, the Fannin South Park and Ride has access to the Metro Rail.  See more information here.

Best,

Veronica

Attractiona
Submitted by Marie from Austin, Texas on 06-16-2014
Question:

I am going to visit Houston with my family over the summer. I had heard about a butterfly sanctuary that was in Houston. Is their one and where is it located? Is there a website that I can visit to see what it all has to offer?

Answer:

Hi Marie,

There is the Cockrell Butterfly Exhibit at the Houston Museum of Natural Science.  Definitely check it out while you're here!

Here is more on the exhibit.

Be sure to check out our Coupons and Discount section for a 50% off coupon to HMNS.  

Best,

Veronica

 

2 days in Houston
Submitted by Veronica from Italy on 06-16-2014
Question:

Hi Veronica I'm going to spend 2 days in Houston for my honeymoon at the end of August ( 24-26). Could you suggest me what I cannot loose in your city ? I will rent a car. I would like to taste the real texas atmophere and I need suggestion about some particular restaurant or place to visit. thank you. Veronica

Answer:

Hi!

Thanks for your questions and we're excited for you to visit. We have MANY restaurants, so I'll give you a few suggestions to help narrow it down. First, Houston is a city more diverse than New York City, which means we have cuisine from all over the world. Here is a list of 15 Iconic Houston meals worth checking out. If you are looking for a "tase of Texas", we have that too! Barbecue is definitely something that is a must try in Houston. Here is a list of all the great barbecue restaunts.

Also, since you're in town for your honeymoon, here is a romantic itinerary of things to do while your visiting.

Enjoy your visit!
Veronica

vacation with 12
Submitted by gina from lake charles la on 06-16-2014
Question:

Hello Veronica, I am vacationing with 2 of my sisters and their families. 6 adults, 5 teens (13-18) and 1 llyr.old. We originally were planning on just going to Kemah. so we booked a hotel in La Porte. But now we are all undecided. I would like to take the kids to a water park, play laser tag, ride go-karts and go to an aquarium. I'm willing to drive up to an hour from our hotel. We also would like to eat at unique fun restaurants as well as budget friendly. Please help! Thanks!

Answer:

Hi Gina,

Kemah is a great place to start and offers a lot for families. That said, I've put together a Family Itinerary which highlights things like the Houston Zoo, the Museum of Natural Science, the Aquarium, the Children's Museum and more!

As for family friendly restaurants, check out this roundup. The list included plenty of place to eat on a budget!


I hope that helps!
Veronica

Chinatown
Submitted by Carolyn from Hi on 06-14-2014
Question:

Where is the Chinatown located in the Houston area.

Answer:

Hi Carolyn,

Chinatown is between the Westpark Tollway and 59 South, inside the Beltway.

Hope this helps,

Veronica

Entertainment
Submitted by Judy Trevino from Pearland on 06-12-2014
Question:

Hi. We're new to the Houston area. We moved from Portland, Texas to Pearland. I LOVE Houston and the surrounding area, but I miss my piano man at the piano bar at the OMNI hotel in Corpus Christi. He played all my favorite music - anything by Michel LeGrand, Frank Sinatra, Mancini.... Can you recommend a place in Houston that has a pianist who plays Michel Legrand music? Thanks so much. Judy

Answer:

Hi Judy,

It's a great question but I'm not sure I'm going to be able to help you! You're looking for a more neighborhood-oriented piano joint, one where you can request a few favorites. Those come and go so quickly, depending on whether the piano player can make tips! The only place that comes to mind is Pete's Dueling Piano Bar, but that may be a little too raucous for what you want. I will look into this a little more and if I'm able to find additional spots, I'll shoot you another reply.

Veronica

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posted on:
06/13/2014
7:32 AM
by: Judy from Pearland

Thanks so much for your prompt response.
We will definitely give it a try.

 
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