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America's Got Talent
Submitted by Sophie from Houston, TX on 01-13-2014
Question:

Hi Veronica, I heard America's Got Talent is having auditions this weekend at Reliant Park, and I would love to and watch people perform live. However, I can't find any information on how to get tickets to watch the show. Please help ^_^

Answer:
Hi Sophie,

I think I can help you! America's Got Talent. Houston - Jan 18 & 19 - Reliant Center

Here is the link for pre-registration: agtauditions.com

I hope this helps! 


Veronica 

 

Houston Excursion
Submitted by Billy from Ithaca, NY on 01-10-2014
Question:

Hi Veronica! I work for a software company in Ithaca, NY. We are awarding one of our salespersons an incentive for top sales in 2013. He lives in Houston with his wife and 2 children. I have a budget of $500.00 to plan an evening for him and/or his wife and children. Since they are Houston natives I would like to come up with something unique that they have probably never done before. Things I have considered are: Limo and dinner at Oxheart, Star-Fleet dinner cruise on the Star Gazer Yacht, A night at the Houstonian, A night at Blisswood, Hiring a personal chef from BigCityChefs. These all sound great, but I fear they may be too "touristy". Your help would be greatly appreciated, any ideas?

Answer:

Hi,

I think a limo and dinner at Oxheart is a great suggestion, as is Star-Fleet dinner cruise on the Star Gazer Yacht. Both are really great options I (as a Houstonite) would love to do. For other great options, check out this weekend itinerary of our top suggestions for couples. If you are looking for more family-friendly ideas, I suggest throwing in a few CityPass tickets

I hope that helps!

Best,
Veronica

Discount women's clothing
Submitted by Dave from Dallas on 01-07-2014
Question:

My wife loves to shop at Half of Half, which Houston does not have. Any suggestions for a similar type deep discount place? Places like Plato's Closet or even Nordstrom's rack generally too expensive for her taste.

Answer:

Hi,

For some great discount shopping, check out Harwin Drive for bargain shopping. Buffalo Exchange is also a great place to find discount women's (and men's) clothes for a discount. 

I hope that helps!

Best,
Veronica

Day Time Suggestions
Submitted by James Smith from Houston on 01-06-2014
Question:

I have a female friend that has not experienced much since she has come to the US, even though she has been here a while. I would like to take to to experience something new, but not expensive, between 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. with current weather conditions, etc. I am looking for some advice of what I could take her to. Could you provide any suggestions?

Answer:

Hi!

You're in luck, as there are a lot of fun, and free, things to do in Houston! Here is a list of free ideas.  You can also take a look at these coupons for various discounts around town. Depending on what your friend is interested in, we have catered itineraries for every personality. Take a look at these itineraries for even more ideas.

I hope that helps!

Best,
Veronica

Lunch after ice skatting
Submitted by Anne Bendixen from Friendswood on 01-05-2014
Question:

Hello Ms Veronica, My 12 year old Son and I will go ice skating at Discovery Green tomorrow. Do you have any good suggestions for lunch afterwards in the area? No chains or fast food, we have plenty of that here. Kasper likes Hard Rock Café and sushi (!) I'd love to find a cozy place to warm up with some good food after a surely cold day full of fun. Thanks so much in advance, Anne Bendixen

Answer:

Hi,

Thanks for your question and what a great day to choose ice skating! There is definitely winter in the air at the moment. That said, there are two places to eat at Discovery Green, one of which is The Grove, which has a nice atmosphere and is plenty cozy. You can check them both out here

If neither of those are appealing, you can find Azuma Sushi & Robata is about a 10 minute walk from Discovery Green. 

You can find all the downtown restaurants by going to www.visithouston.com, clicking Restaurants, then choosing your area of town. Here is what I found downtown. 

I hope that helps and have a great time!

Best,
Veronica

Room for rent
Submitted by Ana from Buenos Aires on 01-05-2014
Question:

Hi Veronica, I´ve been looking for a room to rent in the Medical Center, as I am a doctor going as an Observer there. I´ve found a place called TMCLIVING, do you know it? Would you reccomend it? Looking forward to hear from you, Ana

Answer:

Hi Ana,

I'm afraid I'm not familiar with TMCLiving, so I can't make specific recommendations to stay with them. However, based on a quick look at their website it seems like a good option considering your needs, and it's geared toward those in your particular situation--looking for housing around the Med Center. You might also consider one of these hotel properties that have extended stay options. I hope this helps!

Veronica

Travrlling from the Hotel to Airport
Submitted by Neo from Thailand on 01-03-2014
Question:

How much does the cab cost from Club Quarters Houston, 720 Fannin St Houston, TX 77002 to Bush Airport? Are there any transports from the hotel to airport? Thank you for your recommendations.

Answer:

Hello, 

Thanks for your question. The estimated cab fare would cost about $50. I recommend asking your hotel if they have service to the airport, or you can check with Super Shuttle and see if they will pick you up from your hotel.

I hope that helps!

Best, 

Veronica 

megabus parking
Submitted by karen from houston on 01-03-2014
Question:

Hi Veronica. Is there overnight parking near 815 Pierce. I will be catching the Megabusand Need overnight parking from Saturday to Monday.

Answer:

Hi,

Thanks for your questions. Here is a map of all the parking available. That said, parking overnight throughout the weekend may get very expensive. I would recommend taking a cab to the bus station, or if you live too far then driving in and parking outside of the downtown area and taking a short cab ride from there. If you decide to park downtown, here a few tips from the Downtown District you may find helpful. 

I hope that helps!
Best,
Veronica

Museums in Houston
Submitted by Laura Van Ness from Downtown Houston on 01-03-2014
Question:

Veronica: We've got a group coming to town, and I'm going to show them around. I know how many museums are in the Museum District, but how many are in Houston, and where can I find a list? Thank you!

Answer:

Hi,

Not a problem. Here is a list of museums in Houston. I hope you have fun!

Best,
Veronica

Transportation to Deer Park
Submitted by Roger from Thailand on 01-03-2014
Question:

Could you recommend any transports from G'Bush International Airport to Hampton Inn, Deer Park? Thank you.

Answer:

Hi Roger,

The only option other than a cab for this is Super Shuttle. You would have to call ahead to ensure they can do this transport on the day you are coming in. Hope this helps!

Veronica

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