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.
My husband told me about a nightime farmers market that offers entertainment as well as wine and food where is it would love to experience!!!
Are you sure it's a farmers market, or just a market? He may be talking about Phoenicia, which is a new downtown market. You can buy groceries there, but there is also a wine bar with a great menu. Do you think this is what he's talking about?
Hi, I planned to have an holiday in Houston,I don't want to rent a car. How is taxi service in the city? Is safe enough even in the night? I read some reviews in internet where people tell that after call a cab and waitin' more than an hour taxi never showed up... what's the best company? Please give me some advice, just to know if it's better to hire a driver with car even if this could be very expensive...thank you.
If you're staying at a hotel, it's relatively easy to get a cab. And if you're calling a cab from a location not near a hotel, I'd generally expect to wait about 20 minutes (sometimes less).
I'd program the Yellow Cab number into your phone - 713-236-1111.
Also, if you're staying in central Houston, you should check out the light rail. It's really inexpensive, and there are some great things to do along the rail line.
Let me know if you need anything else!
One elderly person in our group cannot walk well. What attractions are available for those with disabilities like walking poorly. Also does IAH Airport have golf cart type vehicles to help people get from plane to entrance and back again or do we have to request wheelchairs.
Almost every attraction in Houston is wheelchair accessible. Here are some specifics for some of the attractions.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston: Most public areas of the museum, including the galleries, Cullen Sculpture Garden, Brown Auditorium Theater, the Visitors Center, Cafe Express, and MFAH Shop are wheelchair accessible. All Beck Building entrances are wheelchair accessible, and the entrance to the Law Building on Main Street is wheelchair accessible. Visitor drop-off and pick-up is possible at the Bissonnet entrance to the Law Building and at a covered passenger drop-off lane at the Main Street entrance to the Beck Building.The MFAH has wheelchairs that visitors may check out free of charge with a valid photo ID. The wheelchairs are available from the bag and coat check rooms in both the Beck and Law Building lobbies and the Visitors Center on a first-come, first-served basis. Motorized wheelchairs are permitted. Elevators are available throughout the museum.
Children's Museum of Houston: All hallways, exhibits and restrooms are handicap accessible at CMH. Those requiring assistance or parents with strollers wishing to reach the second level of the How Does It Work? or PowerPlay exhibits may use the wheelchair/stroller lifts. Visitors wanting to use these lifts should locate a staff member in Science Station (for How Does It Work?) or PowerScience Lab (for PowerPlay) for assistance.
Houston Museum of Natural Science: The Museum provides handicapped access to all venues for our patrons with disabilities. Wheelchairs available on request, subject to availability. See Museum Services desk.
Houston Zoo: You can rent a manual push wheelchair for $6 and a motorized scooter for $21. All prices above include a $1.00 deposit that is refundable when you return your wheelchair with your rental receipt to the rental location at least 1 hour before the Zoo closes for the day. For wheelchair and motorized scooter rentals, your photo ID will be held at the rental location until the items are returned.
There are carts at the airport--you can flag one down or ask an employee for assistance. Wheelchairs are also available.
If you have additional questions, let me know!
Hi we'll be in Houston this weekend June 28 through July 1st. What is there to do? I am into performing arts, dancing (I'm 20), seeking beautiful sights, being active in something, and my boyfriend loves sports and good dining (he loves saltgrass and outback,but id like for us to try something new)! What's there to do this weekend? I scheduled the outdoor theater for the 29th and going to the water wall after... What's there to do that's invigorating, fun, new, and romantic this weekend? Please get back to me! Thank you Vero!
You have so many options!
The Texas Music Festival is going on through July 1, which features the best orchestra students (college) from around the world. If you're more interested in a concert, the Vans Warped Tour is taking place at Reliant Park on July 1.
We've also put together a sample itinerary for a romantic weekend. There are many ideas here!
If you have additional questions, let me know!
Hi Veronica, we were abandoned by Houston City Tours last Sunday and wondered if you knew of any other instances where they had done the same? We had booked on the Jacinto Monument Tour last Sunday, received an official booking reference, confirmed via email our pickup point and time at your Visitor Centre and then we stood outside for an hour with no sign of anyone coming to pick us up or say the tour had had to be cancelled for some reason. I have subsequently emailed asking for an explanation but had no reply. I wondered if this was an isolated incident of if we should warn prospective customers that this could happen to them?? Thanks, Mike.
Could you forward us your confirmation email? We will refer to this when we contact Houston City Tours. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am so sorry this happened! We will do our best to get to the bottom of it asap.
I Veronica, I wrote before and you made great recomendations already for daytime, I forgot to ask you about nighlife, my girlfriend and I are from Mexico, we are around 35 and wanted to spend a night in an american club, kind of jazz, life music (no country music) we are arriving Sep 8 thru 14... thanks !! :)
We have some great nightlife options. If you're looking for a jazz club, I'd recommend Sambuca. They have live music every night of the week and you can check their website for a list of performances. There is also House of Blues that have great live music options.
Let me know if you have any other questions.
Hi Veronica my brother has als and he is at memorial Herman medical center in Houston I need to go and see him but it's too expensive and I cannot afford it I also want to stay in a motel near his home in friendswood in Houston what can you suggest for me to do I appreciate if you can answer me!Thanks Nicole
Hello! We are a couple looking for fun things to do in Houston this weekend, from June 28th (arrival probably at evening) through July 1st (departure). I am into arts such as performing arts, love walking in areas, taking pictures. My boyfriend enjoys sports, music (like Bon Iver, Counting Crows), and good eating (he loves saltgrass and outback)! I have planned on Google Maps to go to the Miller Outdoor Theater on the 29th and the Water Wall after for a romantic finish to that end. but what else could we do??
Welcome to Houston!
I recommend you look into the Houston CityPASS. The CityPASS is your ticket to all the top attractions in Houston at 45% savings! You should definitely check out the Houston Museum District - with 18 museums in walking distance, it sounds like it would check off a lot of items on your to-do list! I suggest you check out the Houston Museum of Natural Science while you're here. They just recently opened the new Paleo Hall and are also featuring the Titanic exhibit. Be sure to check out of Coupons and Discount page for a great coupon to HMNS!
I also recommend you check out our itineraries. We have a nice Romantic Weekend itinerary that you and your boyfriend might like! As far as sports, the Houston Astros are taking on the San Diego Padres on Friday 6/28. Also, Houston has some great restaurants to choose from. Here is a list of our award winning restaurants and don't forget to check out the 15 iconic Houston meals.
Finally, here is our Calendar of Events to check out what is going on while you're in town.
??Hello, on 26Th of July 2012 i'll take the fligth from Italy to Mexico City. It has 2 stops, 3 flights 1) Bologna->Francoforte 2)Francoforte -> Washington 3) Washington -> Mexico City I've done the ESTA Model in the right way, everything is ok, i will stay in Washington airport just for 3 hours, i've put in the ESTA model the written "in transit to Mexico City" as suggested After that i will stay one month in Mexico for holyday, and on the way back 25th August 2012 i will pass again in USA with 2 stops and 3 flights : 1) Cancun - Houston 2) Houston - Francoforte 3) Francoforte - Bologna Now, i have two questions : 1) Ho can i do with the ESTA ? Now is valid until 2014, but with the information for the first part of the trip 2) in Houston i have 20 Hour of stop! From 19.52 of 25/8/2012 until 16.20 of 26/8/2012, is it possibile to go to HOUSTON to see it in one night ? What documents in case, do i have to do ? What do you suggest to see in the night and the morning (until about 11/12 am) in Houston and what's the best way to reach it ? Thanks a lot so much, Riccardo Soffritti from Soliera (MO) in Italy
I'm afraid I can't help you with specific questions on ESTA. For that I would refer you to the website that should be able to answer your questions and provide a phone number if not.
As far as what to do on your night in Houston. You're arriving late on Saturday and here through early afternoon on Sunday. Unfortunately there aren't a lot of things you can do on a Sunday morning since many places don't open until noon. The Menil Collection, one of the finest art collections in the world, opens at 11 am on Sundays.That would probably give you two hours to explore before you need to head to the airport.
You could stay at Hotel ZaZa in the Museum District to be close to the Menil. There you are also a short distance to nightlife in MIdtown and Rice Village.
by: Veronica from Houston
Unfortunately, the light rail doesn't run all the way to the airport. It takes a little over an hour to get from Bush Intercontinental Airport to downtown. By contrast, if you took a cab, it would take you about 30 minutes.
Let me know if you have additional questions!
by: Riccardo Soffritti from Appalto di Soliera (Italy)
Hello Veronica, how long (and how much) does it take to go the downton/midtown with buses or rail from the airport ?
Will be visitng Houston in August, would like to know which hotels are close to Lawndale St.
Lawndale spans at least a mile on the east side of Houston. Your best bet would be to get a hotel room in Downtown, which would put you probably a mile or so from whatever your destination is on Lawndale. A few suggestions on that side of Downtown: The Hilton Americas, Embassy Suites, Holiday Inn Express and Four Seasons. Click here for those and other Downtown properties.
I hope this helps!