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.
I am going to be in Houston on or about July 20th and am scheduled to board a cargo ship for a 26 day journey to various ports in Mexico and Central America. At your cargo terminal, is there free parking for cargo ship passengers near the loading and unloading dock area? I understand there is paid parking for the cruise ship passengers but can find no info about your cargo terminals. Can you provide me any info or contact number regarding this issue. Since I will be at sea about 30 days, I cannot afford to use the cruise terminal parking. Thank you. JW Cook Danville, Illinois
Are you sailing from the Port of Houston or the Port of Galveston?
George Ranch Historical park s address please??
George Ranch Historical Park is located at 10215 FM 762 in Richmond.
my bf and I need something new to do for a Friday Night Date Night. We love to eat and typically like seafood, Chinese, hibachi, some Vietnamese and Mexican a lot. Im looking for something new to do, outside of fogo de chao style. want a nice weekend night outing without feeling like we have to dress up too much or feeling like we are in the middle of the club scene. We are late 20s and want to try somewhere we haven't been before and more so maybe an actual event or outing (something besides food that isn't sweat club dancing).
There are so many fun, outside the box things to do on dates in Houston. You can learn how to paint at BYOB Pinot's Palette. You can go to Chinatown and roll your own spring rolls at Saigon Pagolac. You can take a cooking class. Pack a picnic and watch a free outdoor performance at Miller Outdoor Theatre. If you're looking for specific events that are happening, you'd need to send me the date you're looking at, or you can just search our events calendar. You might also want to check out the romantic weekend itinerary we put together. There are so good ideas there. Hope this helps!
Where to hold a baby shower within the inner loop and not being in a restuarant?
We have a great venue search tool, where you can program area of town to find a good location.
Hope that helps,
Hi Veronica, I'm looking for places to take our residents who have dementia and alzheimer's...keeping in mind that most use walkers, canes and wheelchairs. Please advise
I would definitely visit the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. They offer an hour-long program designed for individuals with Alzheimer's disease and their family members or care partners. Looking Together is offered on the second Monday of every month at 10 am. Admission is free, but space is limited, and preregistration is required. For more information or to register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 713.639.7319.
Looking Together programs for groups of visitors with Alzheimer's or dementia can be arranged. Email email@example.com or call 713.639.7319 for information.
Looking Together is made possible through a partnership between the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the Alzheimer's Association Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter.
I hope this helps!
What are some restaurants in the downtown area that offer gluten free menu options?
A few Downtown spots that have gluten free options include Batanga, Vic & Anthony's, The Grove and III Forks just to name a few. Here are our other Downtown restaurants if you want to check with more places.
Veronica - My husband & I are a little low on cash, but would love to treat our Mother's to something nice on Mother's day (or that Saturday 5/11/13). We were thinking about doing a picinic in Herman park, but was wondering if there were any museums or outdoor events that were going on that were free of charge that weekend. Would you happen to know of any or maybe a website I can check out for more information. Your insight would be greatly appreciated.
Great question. Here are a few things happening next weekend that are free:
Forrest Bess: Seeing Things Invisible
Byzantine Things in the World
Houston Ballet Presents Madame Butterfly
I'll Send You a Message Along the Wires
Unwoven Light at Rice Gallery
I think the last one is particularly interesting. And here is our complete calendar for those two days.
Hope that helps!
I am bringing a group of 20 rugby players for the Ireland vs. US rugby game on June 8th. We are trying to find hotel rooms, but would rather stay near the best entertainment district rather than near the stadium. Can you give me an idea of our best area to stay, and maybe a list of hotels that are best in that area? Thanks for your help. We were told downtown may not be the best place for us. Also, if there are any other event plans to go along with the rugby game, that info would be great.
The game will be at BBVA Compass Stadium, just on the other side of Downtown. Actually, Downtown is a very convienant place for you all to stay as it is close to the stadium, close to other entertainment, and close to the light rail.
Regarding Downtown entertainment, I suggest Market Square for great restaurants and bars in walking distance. You can always take the light rail down to Midtown for more bar hopping and restaurants, or down to the Museum District to tour some of the 19 museums Houston has to offer.
Let me know if you have any other questions.
Veronica, I need to host an 'open house' / 'meet & greet' type of event for our local chapter. It needs to be in a private room/space, have a bar and finger foods, not too dark [lighting-wise] and centrally located [people coming from all corners of the Houston-Metro area]. There will be a brief presentation, so background music that can be turned off. I would prefer not to have it at a hotel, and don't need a 'dining room' where people have to sit. Oh, and we have a small budget [non-profit group]. Any ideas?? Thanks in advance!!
I do know that the Houston Food Bank offers space in its state-of-the-art facility for nonprofit groups to meet for a nominal price. You may want to check them out. You also may want to contact CoInside which can host small events and the United Way Community Resource Center.
Could you get me any contacts for companies or enterprises that have guided tours for college students?
I'd contact a tour company and have them customize something for you. Experience Houston is a good one. You may also want to check out existing tours on our website. Some of these might appeal to college students.