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, 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!
I am planning a birthday party for my daughter. I am renting a limo and I want to plan to take her to see Christmas lights this year? Where do you recommend? The guest vary from age 4 to 17. Where else would be a good place to go? I have the limo for 4 hours. Please help!! Thank you so much!!
Are you looking for good neighborhoods to see lights? If so, I would definitely drive down River Oaks Boulevard and throughout River Oaks and Memorial Drive outside the loop. You may also want to head downtown and make a stop at the Ice at Discovery Green to go ice skating--that would be a fun activity for the group.
Let me know if you need more ideas!
by: Veronica from Houston
How about Zoo Lights? It definitely fits into your Christmas lights theme!
by: Jessica Martinez from Houston
I asked my daughter about the ice skating and she had a fall last time so that is not something she wants to plan. Any other ideas of where to take the children at at reasonable cost?
Hi my husband and I would like to go to a park for a weekend. Something like a lake or just a park do you have any ideas.
There aren't many camping options in the immediate area. But there are a number of great parks to experience the outdoors. There's Armand Bayou Nature Center, the Anahauc National Wildlife Refuge, Brazos Bend and others. Check out our Parks and Outdoors page for more information!
are there any major sales like that is after thanksgiving but around christmas ?
You mean are there any sales like Black Friday around Christmas? Typically, retailers have their best discounts and sales on Black Friday (which is the Friday after Thanksgiving or 11/23 this year). But, retailers will have sales all throughout the holiday season.