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 we will in downtown Houston but want to visit Galveston area for a day without us driving. Any ideas
Unfortunately there is no simple way of getting to Galveston without a car. I wish there were!There are a couple of services that do provide transportation, but it may or may not be cost effective, depending on how many people you have. You may want to check with the Wave to see how much transportation with them would be.
Hi,I'm from Brazil and I'm trying to buy tickets to Texas Bowl that's going to happen in December and I will be traveling in Houston. But I accessed the website of the event and the information is that tickets would be available at TicketsMaster.com but there is nothing there about the event.Where can I buy tickets online? Thank you, Rafael.
Tickets to the Texas Bowl actually do not go on sale to the general public until November 1. You can purchase then by calling 832-667-2390 or at thetexasbowl.com.The only tickets available right now are to those who have purchased tickets previously. I don't think you will have trouble purchasing at that time.
Need a list of October events in Houston please. thanks
Here is a link to our events calendar for October. Be sure to check back often as events are always being added.
Veronica, I am looking for information on some of the best locations to shop in Houston. I need info on the chip/hip/cool locations with great shopping, dining and entertainment in Houston whether it be one shop or a shopping district! Thank you for your response, Shannon
Houston has several areas that fit that description. You can check out all our shopping here as well.
Regarding shopping areas, The Galleria, Highland Village, Rice Village, and CityCentre all have great shopping ranging from the basic staples to boutique shops. There are also cute boutique shops in The Heights, as well as antique shops dotted throughout Houston. Be sure to check out this article that details out all the great shops to visit.
Regarding dining and entertainment, those areas are really spread throughout the city. Are there any areas you are looking to concentrate on? Or type of cuisine or entertainment you're looking for? The Galleria area, Washington Area, Montrose area, Lower Westheimer and Market Square Park in Downtown are all great.
Let me know if you have any other questions!
My wife & I are arriving in Houston on Nov 5. We are staying downtown at the Best Western Inn & Suites on Dallas. We will be leaving on the Carribbean Princess on Saturday Nov 9th. How is the best way to get to the cruise port in galveston?
A company called Cool Tours actually coordinates transportation from the airports to the Galveston Cruise Terminal and from Galveston area hotels to the terminal. I don't know if they will do transportation from a Downtown Houston hotel to the terminal, but they are your best bet. If not, your only other option would be a rental car, but the car companies will charge you a drop fee to leave the car at the terminal. You could then use Cool Tours to get back to the airport.
Hope this helps!
I want to take my 6-year old granddaughter to an art museum. After looking at the website for the MFAH, I'm a bit overwhelmed. Can you suggest parts of the museum that would be better for someone her age to enjoy?
The museum has a great section on their website with information specifically for families. Specifically, you might want to check out the family packs and guides that help you navigate the museum's collections.
If you are interested in taking your granddaughter to a smaller art museum, you may want to consider The Menil Collection. Of course, the Children's Museum of Houston and the Houston Museum of Natural Science are both fantastic options, too.
Hope this helps!
Can you recommend any places that I could take my wife to see country & western dancing in Houston please. Thanks
I'd suggest either Armadillo Palace or Wild West. Believe it or not, Houston doesn't have a lot of Western attractions, but we did put together some suggestions for people looking for an Urban Cowboy experience. Hope this helps!
Hello Veronica, I'll be participating an exhibition in George R. Brown Convention Center and I'll be staying at Doubletree Hotel (westheimer Road). So, if there isnt any shuttles running to and from the hotel to the convention center, how do I get there? and how long would it take , any ideas? Also, I'd appreciate if you could suggest a few restaurants that I shouldn't miss going.. Thank you in advance!
The Doubletree on Westheimer is about 8 miles from the convention center, which would be about $25 via cab each way. You could also take Bus #53, which will take you downtown with no transfers, but it will require you to walk about a quarter of a mile.
I think you'll really enjoy the restaurants here. We've put together a list of 15 iconic Houston meals and a list of all of our award-winning restaurants. You can't go wrong with restaurants on either list.
Hi Veronica, we are a group of 12 people planning to spend our Christmas/New Year's in Houston and I have a couple of questions. 1) Where would you recommend us to stay that has nice walking distance restaurants, parks, pubs 2) What would be the best place to receive the new Year? Is there any traditional park or avenue in Houston where people gather for New Year's? Many thanks for your advice!
Good morning Alex,
Glad you and your group will be coming to visit us for the holidays. I'll answer your question the best I can!
1. I recommend you guys stay Downtown. Houston's Downtown area has seen some dramatic changes in recent years and there are more restaurants and things to do than ever. Stay at the Four Seasons or Hotel Icon if you want upscale luxury. If you plan to go to the theater while you're here, consider the recently renovated Lancaster Hotel, a boutique property in the Theater District. You can book directly on our site here for the lowest price guarantee. Also learn more about the restaurants, attractions, nightlife and more Downtown here.
2. In recent years, Houston's Discovery Green Park Downtown has been the site of New Years Eve Houston! The celebration should continue this year as well, bringing a festive air, light show and fireworks to this Downtown park.
Here is last year's rundown of holiday activities in Houston. We believe many of these will continue again this year. The links are no longer live since these events have passed. But you can get an idea of what to expect. Some of the annual favorites include the Houston Ballet's version of the Nutcracker, holiday performances at Alley Theatre and Zoo Lights at the Houston Zoo.
Hi Veronica! My sister is getting married next summer and we are currently looking for venues for the wedding and reception party. We are expecting between 100 to 150 attendees. Are you familiar with any popular venues in Houston that would be appropriate for a wedding as well as reception party for a young modern couple? Thanks!
I would definitely check out our venue search tool on our website! Simply enter your criteria, and the site will populate with all venues that fit your criteria. It's really easy to use!
If you have additional questions, let me know.