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 Veronica, My company is visiting Houston in Nov 2013 and we are bring 200 of our best customers with us for a tradeshow. I need a evening venue that will accomodate 200 to 250 and is a bit different. I currently have the Armadillo Place for one night but need another suggest for our second night.
We have a really helpful venue search feature on our website where you can enter the number of people a restaurant/hotel/bar/museum/gallery/etc. can accommodate and see all of your options. A few ideas for you:
I'm not sure what your budget is, but these are all very cool venues. I hope this helps!
Hi Veronica, 1-where can we spend our time in new year ,me and my wife ? 2-is there such street the people in Houston celebrate in ? 3-is there a fire work ? this is the first time for us in Houston we don't know where to go or what to do in new year. many thanks
The biggest New Year's Eve event in Houston is New Year's Eve Houston, which is a free, family-friendly event in Discovery Green park downtown. KC and the Sunshine Band are performing, and there will be fireworks. There are also a variety of parties happening around town at hotels like the Hyatt Regency Houston (largest balloon drop in the city!), St. Regis Hotel and Houstonian Hotel, Club and Spa.
by: Veronica from Houston
by: Nancy from Houston
Which hotel has the best view of the New Years Eve fireworks show near Discovery Green at reasonable rates?
Hi Veronica, I would be visiting Houston from December 2-18th, 2012 and I would to find out which reasonably priced hotels/motels are safe to use my credit card online to book a room. I want a hotel/motel that is close to the George Bush Intercontinental Airport (no more than 30 minutes away). I have heard of credit card info theft and fraud with certain hotels/motels so I'd like to be on the safe side. Also what safe nightlife places are there? Please provide some assistance! Thanks in advance!
We sell hotel rooms through our website, and we have never had a credit card theft situation on our site. You can search hotels by neighborhood (including near the airport), and you can see the rates right here on the site.
If you want your hotel to be close to nightlife options, I'd suggest not staying near the airport. Downtown is a good option. The Embassy Suites Downtown is walking distance to a variety of restaurants and nightlife, including the Houston Pavilions and Discovery Green park. The Courtyard by Marriott or the Residence Inn by Marriott is also a good option. Both are very close to the light rail, which makes getting around Houston very easy.
I hope this helps!
Hello! I really need your help. I am going to Houston in February 2013.Can you recomment me any places/museums/or places I have to see that are typical for Houston? I just thought about Houston zoo and Space Center. I wanna see something traditional like cowboys.And I would be very gratefull if you text me tips for places where to shop or eat cheap.Thank you so much!! :)
You know Houston is much more cosmopolitan and urban than a lot of people think. We really don't have a lot of "cowboy culture" here. There is an attraction called George Ranch if you want to see how a typical ranch from the 1800s worked. You'll see horses and cattle roundups.
Our annual rodeo starts Feb. 25, so depending on when you're coming in, that might work well for you!
As for other attractions you should see, depending on how long you're going to be here you should consider a Houston CityPASS. CityPASS gives you access to the top attractions in the city for only $39 for adults (a 41 percent discount) and $29 for children. A CityPASS provides a map, info on the best times to visit each attraction, editorial content from National Geographic Traveler and more. The attractions included on the pass are:
Hi Veronica, I'm looking for a restaurant for new year eve where we can listen country music and eat Texan food. Do you have some place to suggest ?
I know for a fact that Goode Company's Armadillo Palace is going to be doing a nice country experience with a band, dinner etc. The details are still being worked out but they say it should be live on their website within a week.
Here's more information about things happening New Years Eve around town.
If you have any getting the info as the time draws near, write me again and I'll see if I can help!
How much would a taxi from downtown to the San Jacinto Monument cost (and are there any other ways of getting there)?
That taxi ride would be approximately $60 each way from downtown (depending on traffic).
Other than renting a car, I believe a taxi would be the only way to get out there.
Hope this helps,
Where can I find a carnival in the houston area?
There are periodic, temporary carnivals at various locations throughout Houston all the time. However, Kemah Boardwalk, is year-round, providing great rides, a Midway and more!
Leaving on a cruise out of Galveston on Dec. 22. Arriving in Houston Hobby on Dec. 20. Is it better for me to stay in Houston for 2 nights, go back to Hobby on Dec.22 to get transportation to the cruise ship or go to Galveston directly? How will I get to Galveston without a drop-off charge for rental vehicle? If I stay in Houston do I stay at the airport and rent a car or stay somewhere in the center of the city and pay enormous hotel overnight parking fees? If I stay in Houston what suggestions do you have for a day and a half of sightseeing for seniors? Any hotel suggestions? I heard the Space Center is shabby and not up to par.
Did you pay for transportation to take you from Hobby to the Galveston Cruise Terminal?
Houston has a lot of great things to do and places to stay - if you don't want to rent a car, I suggest you stay downtown since there is access to attractions, restaurant, nightlife and other things to do on the light rail path. I suggest you look into purchasing a Houston CityPASS, which gets you into all the top attractions at 45% savings. Also, check out our Calendar of Events for 12/20 - 12/22.
If you have transportation already lined up from Hobby, I would take a cab back from downtown to Hobby airport to catch your cruise transportation from there. The cab ride between downtown and Hobby airport is about $30 each way.
Hope this helps,
My husband and I live in spring tx and have been working like crazy and finally have a weekend off in mid november. (17-18) We want to do something fun, romantic, and different from what we often do. We have been to the renaissance festival, kemah, and Galveston. I am pregnant so maybe a nice upscale restaurant ? Are there any Christmas light places? Or any ideas of a nice relaxing place you recommend?
I'm so sorry I'm just now getting to your question. Even the best concierge sometimes has to have a little fun herself!
Here's a list of great award-winning restaurants that we highly recommend. And here's a link to our dining section so you can explore the best that the city has to offer.
We have put together roundups of holiday activities and great lighting displays. However, most of these don't kick off until next weekend.
Also check out our Things to Do section for Itineraries based on you and your husband's interests. I bet you'll find some stuff that's right up your alley!
My friends and I are planning to go to Texas Renaissance Festival this Sunday. We are high school students but are so interested in Renaissance. What can we do there except eating!/ Can you tell me about it ?? Thank you a lot.
There is so much to do at the Renaissance Festival. There are shops, performances, artists, musicians. Check out their website to read all about it. You'll have a blast!