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. I will be in Houston for ten days (second year exhibiting at OTC). I don't have a driving license and in European towns it's no problem; in Houston I sometimes needed to wait quite a time for a taxi. Is there any student association that you could recommend ? I m looking for someone honest and reliable with whom I can agree on an amount and schedule previous day so that we meet at agreed time in agreed place for drive from - to. If this doesn't exist I would need best taxi numbers. Many thanks Veronica.
A few things to note! If you're staying downtown at the Hyatt, you can take the light rail all the way to Reliant Park (where OTC is held). Also, Yellow Cab Houston has recently launched a Hail a Cab app. It's so easy to use and so much faster than if you call! I highly suggest downloading it. Definitely the easiest way to get around town.
Hope this helps!
Any websites you can recommend to help us about finding things to do or events going on in Houston. ZSomething started ith a "W" named wikida or something like that. Our computer crashed and lost all information.Also best sites for cooking classes
Our website, VisitHouston.com, has everything you're looking for. Our events calendar is one of the most comprehensive in Houston. Click here for a list of cooking classes around town. I'd spend some time on the site--there is so much great info here.
Where is the best place to run into an NBA player this wknd
Sorry for the delayed response! I'd say you always have a good chance of running into an NBA player at the Four Seasons. Typically, that's where the opposing teams stay.
Hi Veronica! How are you doing? Listen, I'm going to be in Houston in May (5th to 12th) for a week business trip. I'm planning to watch a Houston Astros`s game, but I want to include also a visit to a nice bar, maybe a theater and (of course) shopping. Would be very difficult help me? Thanks and have a great week.
For bars, I suggest walking over to the Market Square area of downtown to enjoy places like Bad News Bar, Char Bar and The Brewery Tap to name a few. If you'll be at an Astro's game, there is also Eighteen Twenty Lounge right across the street from Minute Maid Park as well.
Did you know Houston is one of only five cities with permanent professional resident companies in all of the major performing arts disciplines--opera, ballet, music, and theater? We have a great Theater District, located in downtown as well. Here is a list of theater performances while you are in town.
Regarding shopping, there is the GreenStreet shopping center located in Downtown. And, of course, there is the Galleria shopping center, which is located about 10 minutes away from Downtown.
Hope this helps,
Hi! Im looking to have a business event in a movie theatre for the Superman movie on its release date...Where In downtown would you recommend?
You know since the film isn't released yet we don't know exactly where it will be showing, but I would highly suggest you consider Sundance Cinema Downtown for all its amenities and convenience. It's really a great theater for an event.
I am coming into town this weekend and wanted to know if you had any ideas to where I can take my mom for her birthday? Plus, I wanted to say hello!
I assume you mean for dinner? Here are some favorite award winners!
If you're looking for particular events happening around town that might interest you, take a look at our calendar for the weekend! I think the Faberge exhibit at HMNS is particularly good as well as the Picasso exhibit at MFAH.
Great to hear from you!
Veronica, A couple of years ago you had a list of out of the ordinary things to do in Houston. Do you still have it? I know it had the Water Wall, Sculptures, The Red Button on it. We really enjoyed doing them. I can go to museums in other cities I like to visit the uncommon areas. Thanks, Claire
I think you may be referring to this article: Off the Beaten Path?
Don't forget to check out our itinerary section for weekend ideas.
Hope this helps!
by: CLAIRE BLANCA from PARMA
That one might be it, I'm not sure it was so long ago. Thank you so much for all your help, I really appreciate it. If you come across anything else, please send it my way.
by: Veronica from Houston
Ok, I'm sorry but I'm just realizing I DO have a list that includes much of what you were talking about. We have so much content on our website sometimes I forget about a few things! Here is our Insiders Guide roundup.
by: Veronica from Houston
That is the only list we have at this time. You're right there are many other things that are uniquely Houston! We may have to look at adding to the list or creating a new one!
by: CLAIRE BLANCA from Katy
I asked you about the list of "Off the Beaten Path", but the link you sent me only seems like a partial list. The downtown tunnels, red button, bats, sculptures of the presidents, etc. weren't on the list you just sent me. The list is probably from 2011.
We will be there this saturday and sunday, could you advise a few things to do and see?
Can you give me a bit more information about who you are and what you like to do? Are you looking for family-friendly activities, arts events, restaurant recommendations, outdoor activities, festivals? I'm happy to help if you can give me a bit more information about your interests.
Veronica, I am attending a convention in May. The evenings are full, but the days are open. I am looking for something fun for a group of about 10 ladies to do during the day. I think we are looking at Tues, 5/14, Wed 5/15 or Thurs 5/16. We like to do 1 fun day activity in the town, the other days can be spent by the pool. I'd love to hear your suggestions!
Is your group into the arts? We have some amazing museum exhibitions in town while you're here: Picasso Black and White (one of only two museums in the world to show this exhibition) and James Turrell: A Retrospective at the Museum of Fine Arts; Byzantine Things in the World at the Menil Collection and so much more. There are 19 museum within 1.5 miles--so much to see and do in that area.
If you like to shop, you can hit a variety of places. The Galleria (375 stores), Highland Village and Uptown Park Shopping Center are all located about a mile from each other. It's definitely ground zero for shopping in this city! Other great shopping areas are Rice Village (lots of boutiques and restaurants in a walkable area) or West Ave, home to Tootsies, one of Houston's best boutiques.
We put together a girlfriend getaway itinerary, and you may find some ideas here, too.
Let me know if you have additional questions!
Hi Veronica. I am planning to visit the placed covered under City Pass. I would like to know if there is any Bus or Metro service available to get to all the places. I am not preferring to take a cab... I am staying at Downtown area.... Please suggest me the best way to get to all the places.
Most of the attractions on the CityPASS are clustered in two areas: Downtown Aquarium, Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston Zoo, Children's Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts are all located on or near the METRORail. The other two attractions--Space Center Houston and the Kemah Boardwalk--are located about 45 minutes south of Houston. If you'll be visiting them on a weekday, you can take a bus--number 249--but the last bus back to the city leaves Space Center at 3pm.
I hope this helps!