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Hotels for family
Submitted by Shelly from Baton Rouge on 02-03-2014
Question:

We are planning a trip to Houston in early March. Our scheduled stops are American Girl store, NASA, and Science Museum. What hotels are the most family friendly for a family of 5? Thanks!

Answer:

Sure thing Shelly,

We have a great way to compare pricing and book your stay! Since you're going to NASA, American Girl and Natural Science, why not stay in the Galleria area? Here is a list of hotels and their pricing, you can also enter the dates you're traveling to get specific prices and book. For a family friendly property, I might suggest the Hampton Inn, the Hilton Post Oak or the DoubleTree to name just a few. There are a lot of great options in this part of town.

Veronica

Comments:

posted on:
02/05/2014
9:17 AM
by: Shelly from Louisiana

Thank you for your advice!!

 
Where are the Good, Successful Men?
Submitted by Candace from Friendswood on 02-02-2014
Question:

Hi! I've been here for two years, and I have no idea where to meet good, educated, fun single men my age (33 yrs). I'm from Orange County, and am looking for cool, fun places to hang out that are similar to downtown L.A. I wanna make friends with single women my age as well. Please help!!

Answer:

Hi,

Head to a few of these museums for the day, all of which are in walking distance of each other. On Thursday evening at the Museum of Fine Arts there is a happy hour which is a great way to meet people!

If you have a dog, head to one of these dog parks and meet other dog lovers. It's an easy way to strike up conversation.

If you enjoy sports, you can also look into joining an area recreation sports team, like softball or kickball. I found this site in the Friendswood area by googling "adult recreational sports leagues".

For nightlife, I would check out the Midtown area. There are some great bars in these areas that focus 20 and 30-somethings.

Here's a little more:

MIDTOWN
Houston's central business district is booming, and the after-work energy spills into adjacent Midtown. Downtown, scenesters swivel on cowhide stools at Hotel Icon's Line & Lariat. Nearby, La Carafe offers romance in its historic locale, while energetic crowds swarm Houston Pavilions for nights at Pete's Dueling Piano Bar, House of Blues and Lucky Strike Lanes. In Midtown, party people flock to Howl at the Moon for rock 'n' roll piano shows and wallet-friendly wines at 13 Celsius.

I hope that helps!

Best,
Veronica

Comments:

posted on:
02/03/2014
9:40 AM
by: Candace from Friendswood

Thank you SO MUCH, Veronica!!! You are a god-dencch

 
amtrak service in houston
Submitted by james vanelden` from chicago on 02-02-2014
Question:

I am trying to find out the EXACT whereabouts of the Amtrak train staion and whether or not its in the downtown region. I ask first off because the Houston metropolitan area is so vast that when I tried to determine whether 902 Washington was in the downtown vicinity on mapquest and google maps that

Answer:

Hello,

For some reason it looks like your question was cut short. It appears you are looking for the location of the Amtrak train station, and specifically whether it is in the downtown area. 

The station is at 902 Washington is on the north end of downtown, just east of I-45 off of Washington. Here is the google map pin pointing the location. If you choose the "Get Directions" button, you can get more specific directions from  your location. For more assistance, you can call the Amtrak Station at (800) 872-7245. 

I hope that helps, 

Veronica

Where to stay
Submitted by Matt from Australia on 02-01-2014
Question:

Hi Veronica, I am visiting Houston with the kids for 2 days in June, without a car and would like to visit the space center and Kemah boardwalk. Is it easy to get out there without a car from the CBD or should I stay out near clear lake.? Is there much else to do near clear lake? And places to eat.? Thanks for taking the time to respond, Matt

Answer:

Hi, Matt.

If you're looking specifically to tour Space Center and the Kemah boardwalk, I'd recommend staying in that area since it's about 30 minutes south of the downtown area.

Here is a list of hotels in that area, some of which are on the water. There is plenty to do at Kemah for the day, including a huge selection of great restaurants, rides and more. Space Center would be a great second day adventure and is very close to the Kemah boardwalk. In case you are looking for more, here is a list of other activities in the area.

I hope that helps. 

Best,
Veronica

car rental return
Submitted by Nancy Sobien from Boise, ID on 01-31-2014
Question:

Is there a place to return a rented car at the Cruise Terminal in Pasadena?

Answer:

Hi,

There is an Enterprise Rent-a-Car at 1815 Bayport Blvd., Seabrook, TX 77586 which is about 5 miles from the cruise terminal. Their number is 281-474-4466 and Saturday hours of operation are 9am - 12pm.

You can find out more about transportation and parking options on the Port of Houston website.

I hope that helps!

Best,
Veronica

 

Comments:

posted on:
02/03/2014
2:45 PM
by: Veronica from Houston


Hi, great question. If you have other passengers, drop them off at the port terminal first, then drop the car off at the Enterprise location. They will offer free shuttle service back to the cruise terminal between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Saturdays.
If you have other questions, you can call the number listed and they are very helpful.




I hope that helps,


Veronica


 

posted on:
02/03/2014
2:27 PM
by: Nancy from Boise

So, how do you get the five miles to the port from the rental agency ?

 
Layover
Submitted by Lynda from Canada on 01-31-2014
Question:

I will be in Houston for a layover on Feb 23rd. Looking for a nice place to stay not too far from George Bush Intercontinental Airport but with access to good restaurants and things to do. I don't arrive until early afternoon, but would like to spend my time there doing something entertaining rather than sitting in a hotel. Also looking for a great place to dine and are open to trying any type of cuisine. Is there access to downtown other than by taxi? Looking at the rates, it could be expensive for a return trip from the airport area. Thanks!

Answer:

Hi,Since you're flying into IAH, you can take a cab (about $55) into Downtown (if you're willing to pay).

Head downtown and visit Discovery Green park and The Heritage Society. The Grove is a lovely restaurant inside the park that would be a good lunch spot. You could also explore downtown by downloading audio walking tours--it's a really cool way to learn about the city. From downtown, you can also take the light rail and visit the Museum District and Hermann Park. There are so many lovely places there, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Museum of Natural Science, The Menil Collection and more.


If you want to stay near IAH, there is the National Museum of Funeral History. It's a quirky place whose motto is "everyday above ground is a good one." Here is a list of restaurants in that area as well. 


Hope this helps!

 

Veronica

 

Spending one week in Houston
Submitted by Dayana from Houston South West. on 01-30-2014
Question:

I am going to Houston, but I am not sure if going the week of 17 or 24 of february 2014. It is only 4 days with a small child.

Answer:

Hi,

If you are looking for a place to stay, take a look at these hotel options. For things to do, particularly with kids, we have that, too! And even some great, kid-friendly, restaurant options. 

Please feel free to take a look at www.visithouston.com for a lot of ideas  on what Houston has to offer. Feel free to follow up if you have more specific questions and I'm happy to help.

Enjoy your visit!

Best,
Veronica

cookoffs
Submitted by rudy from magnolia on 01-30-2014
Question:

My girlfriend and I are wanting to know if there are any bbq cookoffs this coming wknd around houston

Answer:

Hi,

This weekend I found a chilli cookoff at Cottonwood this Saturday (though not BBQ, it should be tasty!). On Sunday, there is a BBQ Block Party at St. Arnold's Brewing Company.

For this weekend the options appear slim, though closer to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, there will be BBQ abound!

I hope that helps.

Best,
Veronica

Travel to downtown
Submitted by Misael from Pasadena on 01-29-2014
Question:

Hi there I live in Pasadena close to 45 south, I would like to know how to get to 1001 Preston in downtown, I"ll be riding daily in the next couple of weeks. Thank you

Answer:

Hello,

Thanks for your question. If you're driving from Pasadena, Google maps directions can help you on your way. If you want to use public transportation, they may be a few options. You can enter your starting/ending points here and get information on bus stop locations. 

 I hope that helps. 

Best,
Veronica

Old town Spring
Submitted by Cathy from West Coast Canada on 01-28-2014
Question:

Planning a trip with a layover in Houston. Looking at options for what to do and thought a visit to Old Town Spring sounded good. Will be staying at an airport hotel, how long should we plan to get there, visit and have a meal and return? Any tips or other ideas? Will be on a sunday afternoon, March 9th. Have from about noon and staying overnight. Thanks!

Answer:

Hi Cathy,

Old Town Spring is a great experience during a layover. There are some great shops, restaurants, antique stores and more to do there. On Sundays some shops are closed and those that are open close around 5 pm, so just be aware of that. It will only take you about 20 minutes or so to get to Old Town Spring from the airport area. You may also want to visit the National Funeral Museum nearby. It may sound morbid but it's actually a really fascinating museum. I think you would enjoy it.

I hope this helps!

Veronica 

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