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.
Veronica, My husband has follow up appointments at MD Anderson this week. Where would be a close place to stay for the night? Thanks!
I'd be happy to help. From our website you can search hotels based on the area of town you would like to stay. Here you will find hotels near the medical center. If you would like to choose a hotel along the METRORail, which runs straight through the medical center, you can check this map for rail stops and hours. I hope this helps and best of luck.
Veronica, We will be gathering near Hobby Airport the weekend of June 20-22 and would like to tour the Houston area as a group of 45, with some elder and handicap individuals. Do you have any suggestions for what we could do together as a group for about 4-5 hours? Most of our planning committee lives out of state so this is proving to be a challenge for us.
I would recommend you contact a tour operator in Houston that can help customize something for you. With elderly and handicapped individuals, you're going to need suitable transportation. I would suggest contacting:
Discover Houston Tours/Houston Urban Adventures
Houston, TX 77002
My son and his wife live in College Station. For Christmas, I would like to give them a weekend in Houston which would include tickets to the Symphony, dinner and a hotel reservation. But, I would want them to be able to choose the dates of their visit. Do you know of any packages available that would allow them the choose the dates? What restaurants and hotels are used most by people in town to attend a symphony concert?
I think this is a fantastic idea. Unfortunately I don't know of any good way of packaging this in a way that would allow them to pick their dates. You would have to give different gift certificates for the various components of the package. What I would do if I were you is give them your own gift certificate with all of the things you want listed. Then let them know that all they need to do is give you the date of the weekend they want to visit and you'll take care of the rest.
If I were you, I would have them stay at the Lancaster Hotel or Hotel Icon, both of which are in walkable proximity to the Theater District. As for dinner, I would suggest a few places Downtown, including Sambuca, Line & Lariat, El Big Bad (just opened). If you want more options, visit our Downtown restaurant section.
Hope this helps!
by: Colene from Duluth, MN
Thanks for your advice. This really helps!
I will be in Houston this weekend w/ my 2 sons (8 & 11) beginning on Fri., where should I take them? Anything cool related to Christmas, lights, etc. going on?
I've got the perfect roundup of events for you Chris!
Check out our holiday events list. And specifically I suggest you guys do Zoo Lights at the Houston Zoo and Lights in the Heights. You can also head to Discovery Green for ice skating and more fun.
Hi Veronica, Is there a place I can park my car without getting a ticket or towed so that I can walk through River Oaks to look at lights instead of drive? Thank you!
I just verified this with the River Oaks Property Owners Association. There is no rule against parking on the street in River Oaks. I would suggest you park just off of River Oaks Boulevard to see the largest concentration of lights. If there happens to be a sporadic no parking sign, this is not the norm. I hope this helps! Also check out our holiday lights roundup.
We are planning a family trip April 4 - 10, 2014. Ae there any water parks open in the houston area?
I hope you enjoy your visit!
we are landing into Hobby airport on Mar14 and than catching a cruise from the port of Houston on Mar15. we are looking for a hotel that will pick us up at the airport and take us to the cruise ship the next day. any reccomendations?
There are several hotels in that area that work with a shuttle company to provide service to and from the cruise terminal, including: The Hilton, Quality Inn & Suites Yacht Club Basin, Comfort Suites, La Quinta and Hampton Inn. Shuttle service is $20/person for rides to and from the hotel to the terminal and can be arranged through the hotel you choose.
Seperately, there may be a Super Shuttle service to those hotels from the airport. Take a look at all of your transportation options here. I would recommend contacting the hotel you want to stay at as they may provide some convenient options as well.
More information on setting sail from Houston can be found here.
I hope that helps.
My niece and her family have lived in Houston area for about a year. They live in an area called The Woodlands I believe and have a 5 year son and a 3.5 year old daughter. Last year I gave them a gift card to the Aquarium so the whole family could go - any suggestions for family events or dining for 2014 or ongoing? I like to surprise them and not just get them something they suggest. Thanks - an aunt in need of a great gift.
Thanks for your question. There are a lot of great gift ideas for the family, including the Aquarium. I would suggest a CityPass for the family since that will allow them to choose where they want to go! For other possible ideas, you can take a look at these family friendly itineraries for some options. I hope that helps!
Hi Veronica, My Wife and I will be traveling for Christmas and we have a 7 hour layover in Houston on Monday, December 23rd. Any suggestions for must have foods or sights, that can be done in a short time? Thank you!
I'd be happy to help. Which airport will you be coming through so I can better point you to nearby areas to visit?
by: Veronica from Houston
If you're flying into IAH, you can take a cab (about $55) into Downtown.
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."
Hope this helps!
by: Nathan from New Jersey
We will be flying into George Bush.
Hello! I will be visiting Houston from Dec. 25 to Jan. 2 and would like to take a day trip to Galveston during that time, but won't be in a position to rent a car. What is the best way to make the trip? Ideally, I'd like to go in the morning and come back after dinner, but am open to other options. Many thanks, John Williams
There really aren't any public transportation methods of going between Houston and Galveston other than renting a car. You may want to contact the folks at Cool Tours to see if they can accomodate you. Unfortunately there really aren't any other methods that I'm aware of.