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.
Hello, I am trying to find hotel's within the downtown area that have ballrooms with Chandeliers...any suggestions? Thank you!
I live in Houston and would like my out of town family to visit. I would like to know when is the "slow time" for traveling to Houston so that my family can receive a good deal on hotel rooms? Thank you!
I think your best bet to get good rates on hotels would be in August. That's typically our slowest month. If you have additional questions, let me know!
My friend and I will be visiting Houston for the 2013 Autumn Quilt festival. We will not be hiring a car, can you advise the best way to get to the Space Centre. Also are there sight-seeing bus tours around the city. If so, could you provide details of both. Thanks
Welcome to Houston!
The best way to get down to Space Center without a car will be taking the Metro Bus (you can use their trip planner tool here to find the route based on what time/day you'll be going) or call a taxi. The estimated cab fare between downtown and Space Center is $65 each way.
As far as sight-seeing, here is a list of all the different tours available in Houston.
If you are staying downtown and have extra time, I recommend you look into getting a Houston CityPASS. The CityPASS gets you into all the top attractions at 45% savings (including Space Center Houston). You can take the light rail to get between downtown and the different museums as well.
Let me know if you have any other questions!
Hello, I will be in Houston next jan,1 around 10pm till jan 2 till 6am what can i do to get to know the city?
It sounds like you'll be in Houston for only 8 hours overnight, right?
What type of nightlife are you interested in? Here is a good general overview of all the fun nightlife neighborhoods that Houston has to offer. If you're looking for something more specific, be sure to use our listing search - just click here, scroll down to the listing search and you can narrow down your search by using the subcategories or clicking on advanced options.
Let me know if you have any other questions.
I am staying in willowbrook this weekend, what is there to do there during the day? also, what are some of the best places to eat?
What are your interests? Do you like to visit museums, see attractions, go shopping?
Here is the events calendar for this weekend - there is a lot going on!
If you love to visit museums and attractions, I recommend you look into purchasing a Houston CityPASS, which will get you into all the top attractions at 45% savings! If shopping is your thing, I'd suggest you venture over to the Galleria to check out some world-class shopping!
Be sure to check out our different itineraries - there's something for everyone.
As far as Houston restaurants, you must check out the Iconic Houston meals, award winner restaurants and Houston's top steakhouses. You can search through our listing of restaurants as well - click here, and scroll down to the listing search to narrow down your selection by area of town, type of cuisine, etc.
Hope this helps.
Hi Veronica! My mother in law is staying with us while taking physical therapy after a fall. She is using a walker but tires easily. Is there something interesting here in Houston that I can take her to this weekend to take her out of the house? I may be able to get her to use her wheelchair but need venues where she would enjoy the weather and surroundings.
Here is a list of all the events happening this weekend - there are a lot!
Miller Outdoor Theatre is also a great place to enjoy the outdoors while watching some great performances.
Hope this helps - let me know if you have any additional questions.
Hi Veronica, Im visiting Houstin for new year and would like to visit those "secret" places where food is good evenno fancy and where to find food trucks there. Thanks!
There is so much great food in Houston! First, here is a link to our food truck roundup. The best way to find out where they are at any given time is to follow them on Twitter.
We have developed a very cool program called the Where the Chefs Eat culinary tours, where Houston's top chefs take people on a tour of their favorite restaurants--usually the secret places that you are talking about. There isn't a tour over New Year's, but we do keep a list of all the places we've visited on previous tours. This will be a great resource for you.
If you have any additional questions, let me know!
my 21st birthday is december 16 and i have a limo for 8 hours im tryning to find some FUN stuff to do
A few suggestions of places to hit up:
Front Porch Pub, Cyclone Anaya's for great margaritas. Howl at the Moon is a really fun dueling piano bar, and Pub Fiction is right next door. There are a lot of other bars in that area. The intersection at Bagby and Gray Streets is a good place to start.
Washington Avenue is the new nightlife hot spot in Houston!
Check out Sawyer Park (it's an upscale sports bar, but they have DJs on certain nights and a very cool rooftop patio) Ei8ht; Reign Lounge; and Manor are LED-happy clubs where the pretty young things go to see and be seen.
There are many other pubs and bars along the street, too.
Country Western Bars
Armadillo Palace: Local flavor and southern charm collide inside this cowboy-chic country bar.
Blanco's: For an authentic Houston experience, head to Blanco's and see what a real Texas honky-tonk is made of.
Firehouse Saloon:The Firehouse is a large music club and bar reminiscent of an adult amusement park, with the Eagles on the jukebox, fancy video games, a full bar, outdoor-style wooden booths and a stage for live music.
Wild West: This country nightclub was built and is operated by Texans and features a solid oak dance floor just for your boots!
Enjoy live music seven nights a week in Houston’s historic Rice Hotel.
Red Cat Jazz Cafe
Oneof Houston’s hottest hot jazz clubs, Red is a place to relax and be entertained. With classic Cajun and Creole cuisine, the food befits the French Quarter atmosphere.
Theoldest haunt in Houston, La Carafe wine bar is less a ghost than a piece of living history, a timeless challenge to the contemporary nightclub scene.
Since it's the holidays too, you might want to take a look at this roundup to see if you guys might want to go ice skating at Discovery Green, see lights at the zoo and more.
Hope this helps a bit!
Hello, Veronica, is there a way to come from Houston to Galveston Island, The Moody Gardens for The Festival of Lights?
I would call the Houston Wave, a private jitney service, and see if they are doing excursions to Moody Gardens from Houston. A cab would cost a lot of money but you may also consider renting a car. Unfortunately, public transportation between the two cities is not great.
I hope this helps a little bit.
We will have approximately 60 people in Houston from various offices around the country and I need to plan a fun event Friday January 25th about 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 or 1:30 or so. Any ideas?
Here is a link to some of the team building activities we recommend to folks who are in town with groups. I think this will help you a bit! I would also suggest you consider doing something at the gorgeous new Asia Society Texas Center, the Museum of Fine Arts or another facility in the Museum District.