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Having to go
Submitted by elisabeth mcgill from Arizona on 06-03-2014
Question:

Hello Veronica, My husband and I were planning to visit Houston but now I read that men can use women's bathrooms and vise versa in your city. I am too old for this kind of newfangled thinking and shy besides. Do we have to skip visiting your town or can you suggest what I can do when I have to go and don't want to risk having a man in the same bathroom?

Answer:

Hi Elisabeth,

A recent ordinance passed by the Houston City Council bans discrimination citywide based on race, religion, sexual orientation and other characteristics in all public areas, housing and employment. No where in that new ordinance does it state that men can use women's restrooms. So I don't think you have any reason to be concerned.

I hope that clears it up.

Veronica

Best area to stay
Submitted by Sara White from London,England on 06-03-2014
Question:

Hi, I am planning a 7 night stay in Houston at the end of June. Please could you recommend the best area to stay? I would be looking at doing all the usual tourist sights, The Galleria, Space Centre, Houston Zoo,Kemah Boardwalk and the outlet malls. I am not planning to hire a car, so somewhere with easy access to public transport would be good.Thanks for your help. Sara.

Answer:

Hi Sara,

Thanks for your question. If you are looking for public transport near the majority of sites you listed, I'd recommend staying in the Museum District (which includes 20 museums, the Houston Zoo and many restaurants and nightlife options) or Downtown (which has a vibrant restaurant and nightlife scene and great parks like Discovery Green and Market Square). Both are connected via the MetroRail

You can find a hotel in the Museum District here, and hotels downtown here.

As for visiting places like the Galleria, Space Center and Kemah, you will need to either take a taxi or rent a car. For example, Kemah and Space Center are roughly 30 minutes from downtown Houston. By taxi, you are looking at roughly a $50 fare each way. It may be more economical to rent a car in this case.

I hope that helps and you enjoy your visit! I've gone ahead and searched Things to Do during the last week of June in case you are interested.

Best,

Veronica

Restaurant Reccomendation
Submitted by Greg from Leander. on 05-30-2014
Question:

The last time we were in Houston, we had lunch at Liberty Kitchen. It was great. What other restaurant would recommend for a nice lunch?

Answer:

HI Greg,

There are so many great restaurants in Houston! Are you looking in that same area as Liberty Kitchen?  If so, in the Heights I'd suggest Coltivare, Down House, or Zelko Bistro

Don't forget to check out our restaurants section of the website for articles like this and this.

Best,

Veronica

hotel
Submitted by Ted Rutledge from nashville, tn on 05-27-2014
Question:

i plan to come to houston sat 6/28 and leave tues 7/1 for the boys jr volleyball tourn at the George Brown Conv center. Could you give me names of hotels within easy walk of the conv center so I don't need car.

Answer:

Hi Ted,

Sure. A few that are in close walking distance are the Embassy Suites Downtown, the Holiday Inn Convention Center and the Hilton Americas. Click here to look at more info on these hotels and to book directly. I think one of these will work for you guys!

Veronica

50th Family Reunion
Submitted by Sheila Burton from Maryland on 05-23-2014
Question:

I am looking for an appropriate theme for this occasion because it is going to very special. The colors we have selected are purple and white for our decorations. Can you suggest a theme that will go along with the colors we have selected.

Answer:

Hi Sheila,

I'm afraid this isn't really my area of expertise! We are much more geared toward where to have such events in Houston. But I did find this resource for you on anniversary themes. Hope it helps!

Veronica

housing
Submitted by Vernon from n.w. Houston on 05-23-2014
Question:

Veronica, I am relocating to Houston and the company I'm going to join is on Chester Blvd. Could you tell me where the closest place is that I could have short term rental until I get to know the Houston area well enough to decide where to live long term? Thanks, Vernon

Answer:

Hi Vernon,

Unfortunately since we're in the visitor business we're not the best resource for relocations or where in town to live. So many factors go into that decision. I would suggest you visit HAR.com, which is a great resource for finding a place to live in Houston. Also, check out the Greater Houston Partnership's relocation guide here.

Veronica

In transit to London
Submitted by Vasco Pipa from Caracas on 05-21-2014
Question:

I'm a portuguese that flight on the 28th to Houston from Caracas and i must spent 6 hours at the airport to connect a flight to London. What should i do in Thaís 6 hours? Can i have time to do a seighseeing or a quickly tour in the city? What do you suggest? After London i go to Lisbon (Portugal). Yes it's a big trip... Thank's! Vasco

Answer:

Hi Vasco,

Seeing that you only have 6 hours, it might not be easy to do much sight seeing after going through customs, and then coming back through the airport to catch your next flight.

But, if you want to see a little bit of the city, I suggest you stay north and go visit The Woodlands.  They have some great shopping  and restaurant options over on Market Street and The Woodlands Mall.

The best way to get there is by taxi and it is about 25 miles away (30 - 45 minutes one way, depending on traffic).  The taxi fare will be approximately $120 round trip. 

Hope this helps,

Veronica

outdoor activities
Submitted by Eva Brown from Houston on 05-20-2014
Question:

Is there a group of young adults that meet in Houston or the surrounding area to do outdoor activities?

Answer:

Hi Eva,

I don't know of any off hand -is there a specific type of activity you're interested in?  Maybe check with certain stores specific to the activity you're interested in.  For example, If you're interested in running, check with a store like Luke's Locker to see if they have any running groups.

Hope this helps,

Veronica

Restaurants
Submitted by Melodie from Galleria on 05-13-2014
Question:

Hi Veronica, I'm trying to set up a business dinner for an out of town guest that is staying in the Galleria. I know this question has been asked before. We are always asked what kind of food is Houston know for. Which i know is a variety of food. What do you recommend that is not super expensive. Thanks, Mel*

Answer:

Hi Mel,

You are right that Houston is known for a variety of food! And that's because Houston is the most diverse city in the country.  That said, I'll give you a great place to start. Check out our list of the 15 Most Iconic Houston meals.Each represent the unique flavors of Houston. At the bottom of the list we've also included a list of places for cocktails as well.

I hope this helps,
Veronica

4th of July Fireworks
Submitted by Norma Lane from austin on 05-12-2014
Question:

what is the best hotel downtown to see unobstructed view of 4th of July fireworks. This is a repeat question, I lost info from before. We stayed at Hotel of Americas before but was obstructed view

Answer:

Hi Norma,

Since the fireworks happen just west of Downtown along the Bayou, I would suggest the Hyatt Regency or the Doubletree for the best view!

Veronica 

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