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Relocating to Houston
Submitted by Robert from Dallas on 03-07-2014
Question:

Hello, my wife and I recently purchased a home in Katy. We are having our 1 yr anniversary this weekend and staying downtown and going to the rodeo. What are some 'must do' things to see or places to eat in Downtown?

Answer:

Hi Robert,

I may have missed your weekend outing, but definitely check out our itineraries and things to do around Rodeo section for future ideas.  Also, next time you're in downtown, be sure to check out Market Square Park for great dining and nightlife. 

Best,

Veronica

African dance classes
Submitted by Courtney from Dallas on 03-07-2014
Question:

My family and I will be visiting Houston at the end of March and we need to find out if there are any African dance classes in your city?

Answer:

Hi Courtney,

I haven't personally attended these dance classes, but there are some in Houston! Check out NiaMoves or KoumanKele African Dance.

Have fun!

Veronica

French festival
Submitted by John Conery from Houston on 03-07-2014
Question:

Is there a French festival this weekend at Discovery Green?

Answer:

Hi John,

The French Cultural Festival is today (3/7) from 7pm - 10pm at Discovery Green.

Have fun!

Veronica

Transport from airport
Submitted by Kim from Ashland on 03-07-2014
Question:

I am flying into IAH on business on a Monday evening. I am staying at the Lancaster Hotel, what would be the best transportation to the hotel? This is my first time visiting Houston.

Answer:

Hi Kim,

I'd suggest either renting a car or taking a cab into the Lancaster.  It is approximately $55 from the airport to the hotel.  You may also want to check out Super Shuttle.

There is a metro bus that picks up in Terminal C, and drops off at the downtown metro station, but you'd still need transportation from the bus station to the Lancaster. 

Hope this helps,

Veronica

Weather
Submitted by kathy knight from Hampshire UK on 03-06-2014
Question:

Hello Veronica. I would be grateful for some help on the weather in Houston. My husband and I are wanting to book a holiday there next year, but after looking at so many weather programmes we get confused. We love outdoor swimming, and love the heat, as we are normally go to Florida so are used to it. We favour June, July or August, but have read this is rainy season, would these months be a good time to go, or would we get a lot of rain and cloud. Very grateful for your help. Regards Kathy

Answer:

Hi Kathy,

Houston is a great place to visit! I know you would have a fun time.

Here is a link to our weather - May and June tend to be our rainiest months.  We are right along the coast, so pop-up showers do happen.  Most of the time they are just splash and dash showers, so it shouldn't ruin your outdoor activities too much.

Hope this helps,

Veronica

City wide conventions...
Submitted by mike from New Orleans on 03-05-2014
Question:

Where on the CVB web site can I see a complete list of 2014 city wide conventions?

Answer:

Hi Mike,

This is in our member section.  You must have a member ID to access this section - feel free to contact our Membership department if you need your login or password reset.

For annual events, check out our Events Calendar section.

Best,

Veronica

Living quarters
Submitted by Karen Kearney from Pasadena, Ca on 03-05-2014
Question:

Hi Veronica..My family is in Southeast Texas, but I want a place similar to the quaint town I am in in Pasadena, Ca. With farmer's markets, little old houses and shops within walking distance, I have to have in my life! What is the best area for apts in the Heights?

Answer:

Hi Karen,

The Heights is great for this type of lifestyle!  There are great shops and quaint cafes located on 19th street. There are several Farmers Markets to check out, but Airline Farmers' Market is right in the Heights. 

Other quaint areas of town you should consider are Montrose and West University

Hope this helps!

Veronica

Resale shop
Submitted by Allene from Houston on 03-05-2014
Question:

Have you shared: Children's Collections 5219 Bellaire Blvd. Bellaire Texas, as a place for visitors to see, as a great children's Resale shop , in Houston...?

Answer:

Hi Allene,

I hadn't heard of it before - thanks for letting me know! I'll be sure to keep them in mind for future children's resale shop questions.

Best,

Veronica

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posted on:
03/06/2014
10:43 AM
by: Allene from Houston

Thank you for your response.....
Allene

 
Where to stay for Shopping
Submitted by Tuba from Turkey on 03-02-2014
Question:

Hi Veronica, We will be taking a cruise from Galveston on the firts week of April and we'll be coming 1,5 days earlier. We will be staying for 2 nights before galveston. We want to spend that 1,5 days with shopping, like outlets or marshalls. Where do you think we shall stay? Thank you

Answer:

Hi Tuba,

There are two outlet malls in Houston, on the north and west sides of the city (Houston Premium Outlets and Katy Mills Mall).  There is also the Galleria shopping mall, which is 375+ stores and restaurants.  I'd suggest staying in the Galleria, so you are central to both outlets.

The Westin Galleria is actually connected to the Galleria for even more shopping!

Have fun!

Veronica

Comments:

posted on:
03/03/2014
11:18 AM
by: Tuba from Turkey

Thank you very much Veronica!

 
What to do between ship arrival and train departure.
Submitted by Sharon from California on 03-01-2014
Question:

We, 4 adults & 2 children, will have about 7-8 hours between disembarking our ship and boarding the train in Houston. Is there a hotel that will take us for half a day? Any easy sightseeing adventures? All suggestions welcome. Thank you.

Answer:

Hi Sharon,

I'm not sure of any hotels that will only let you pay for 1/2 a day - you would need to pay for the full day. 

 

Yes, Houston has some great sightseeing! The Houston Museum District has 20 museums, most in walking distance of each other.  Check out the new Palentology Hall or the Original Magna Carta exhibit at the Museum of Natural Science or let the kids explore at the Children's Museum of Houston.  Both museums are part of the Houston CityPASS, which also includes the Houston Zoo, Downtown Aquarium and Space Center Houston.

 

Hope this helps,

Veronica

Comments:

posted on:
03/05/2014
3:28 PM
by: Veronica from Houston

sure- the Embassy Suites Downtown is about 6 blocks away from the light rail and the Doubletree is about 5 blocks away and Hilton Americas is 8 blocks. - Veronica

 

posted on:
03/05/2014
10:16 AM
by: Sharon from California

Hi Veronica,
Thank you for your sightseeing information. Can you tell me which hotels, preferably in the Hilton family, are closest to the Amtrak station?
Thank you again,
Sharon

 
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