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.
Hi, Veronica, I'll be in Houston in February, and after my visit I've been meaning to head to New Orleans, but I couldn't find information on wich bus or train station I should go to get there. Could you help me with this? Thank you, Guilherme
I'd recommend you take the Megabus from Houston to New Orleans.
The Megabus is a great new way to travel that started in Houston in June and is a low-cost, express bus company which offers fares from as low as $1 one way.
The state-of-the-art double-decker buses feature free wifi, comfortable reclining seats with belts, power outlets and restrooms. Megabus.com's pick up and drop off location is 815 Pierce, across Travis from Metro's Downtown Transit Center.
You can buy tickets here.
Hope this helps,
I WILL BE LAYED OVER AT HOUSTON INTERNATIONAL, WHAT IS THE CLOSEST, CHIQUEST STORE FOR A RED, ELEGANT DRESS FOR A WEDDING I AM TRAVELING TO IN CABO?
There is a Macy's at Greenspoint Mall, which is about 10 minutes from IAH. If you want more choices (and have a lot of time), you may want to cab it to The Woodlands, which is about 15 miles north of IAH. There is a Macy's, Dillard's, Anthropologie, Banana Republic, BCBG, Bebe and Express. There are so many great local boutiques in central Houston that I can recommend if your layover is long--I would anticipate 45 minutes to get to central Houston. Let me know!
I just moved to Houston, so I thought a great way to show my friends my new city is host New Years Eve. We are still young and like to drink, party, and stay out late. I was thinking get a reservation at a restaurant that is walking distance to a group of bars we can hop all night. Any suggestions?
I have a few suggestions for you. I'd choose an area of town, and then choose a restaurant. For example, if you wanted to bar hop in Rice Village, you could make a reservation at benjy's for dinner. Or if you wanted to be on Washington Avenue, Coppa or benjy's second location would be good option for you. Branch Water Tavern isn't far from there either. Lower Westheimer is also a good option. There are so many bars and restaurants to choose from! If you wanted to be downtown, you could do dinner at Hearsay, and then hit some of the bars in Market Square Park like Warren's or La Carafe.
I hope this helps!
Hello, we are an Italian family who is expected to Houston next week to get to Galveston for a cruise. We do not know how to get to Galveston, there are alternative means to train or taxi to this location? Thanks and sorry my English is not perfect. Ciao Davide
The best alternative method to get from Houston to Galveston over taxi or rental car is called Megabus. It's a direct bus from Downtown Houston to Downtown Galveston that takes about an hour. Here is the link so you can see fares and departure times. This is really the only method other than the ones you mentioned already.
I am bringing my husband for a visit to the Houston/ Galveston area. I want to relocate there and want to convince my husband that it is the right place for us. Do you have a list of must see areas. We love the water, boating, green space, eating out and activities for kids.
I would first of all recommend you spend some time perusing the Things to Do section of our site. It's chock-full of interesting experiences around Houston.
Specific to the things you mentioned, check out: Parks & Outdoors (info on boating, parks, adventure experiences etc.), Suggested Itineraries (info on family trips, romantic getaways, historic Houston and much more, CityPass Adventure (great information on the best deal to see Houston's top attractions), Kids Incorporated (fun adventures for the kids). Oh and as for restaurants that are kid-friendly, check this out.
I hope this helps. Let me know if you have any additional questions!
Can you please recommend a tour bus company that has the capacity to accommodate a group of 40 children plus chaperones for a two day guided tour in the end of March? We will be part of an international conference taking place in Houston and and trying to plan a sibling outing for the siblings of children affected by a rare genetic duplication. As the families are traveling from all over the world to attend, we are trying to stay on a relatively low budget. I thank you in advance for your help. Best, Deniz
Hi Veronica, We're having a small, family-only wedding ceremony December 22nd. It's on a bit of a budget, but we still want it to be as nice as possible... Dinner will be at an upscale restaurant in River Oaks and want to go out afterwards to a nice venue, maybe with a band, where we could reserve a section and all be together as a family before my fiance and I head out on our honeymoon... any recommendations?
I would look into Sambuca (just downtown - they have an upstairs private room that isn't completely closed off so you can still hear the music).
The Tasting Room has a small private room that may work, depending on the size of your group. They also have live music from time to time.
Red Cat Jazz Cafe is fun, but small, and I don't believe they have a private room. But they do have live music.
Hope this helps - let me know if you have any other questions.
My Wife want's to go to the best vegan restaurant in Houston, can you recommend one ?
Here is a list of vegetarian restaurants in Houston (I'd call and check if they are also Vegan).
Hope this helps,
My husband and I lived in Houston all our lives, but we still don't know where to go to have fun; we've been to Discovery green events, zoo, Kemah, Aquarium, NASA, museum of fine art and Nat. Science, and even tried to Health museum. PLEASE help!
What type of activities do you both like to do? If you give me an idea, I can make some suggestions.
Have you ever checked out our section of itineraries? We have great ideas for every interest, so be sure look them over.
Also, take a peek at our Calendar of Events - it is constantly being updated with new events happening around town.
If you are a foodie, you should definitely try out a Houston Culinary Tour - our 2013 tours are out, so pick out your favorite and sign up to the alerts (they sell out fast!)
Hope this helps - let me know if you have other questions.
Our cruise for next year will end in Houston. I know that flights is around +3 hours Houston to Boston. Question 1: are there reliable trains going to Boston? Question 2: how many hours will it take? Question 3: how much is the fare in first class and in second class? THANK YOU.
A quick search of Amtrak routes shows that there is no direct route between Houston and Boston via train. You would have to travel through Chicago on the way and the entire travel would take approximately 48 hours and cost upwards of $250. I would suggest you go the flight route!