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.
On January 23, 2013 and Feb 1, 2013 I have to coordinate a trip for over 55 age group for AARP. I am looking for some ideas for events and places to dine between hours of 8:30 or so am till 4 or so pm. Can you help>
There are many options for you! You could take the group to a museum exhibition--there are some great ones taking place in January or February, including Masterpieces from the Prado at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. We have 19 fantastic museums in the Museum District--click here for a guide to what to see and where to eat and drink in the area.
I'm not sure how many people will be with you, but there are so many lovely restaurants. I'd look into Brennan's of Houston (fairly pricey, but such a great dining experience), Ouisie's Table or Backstreet Cafe.
Let me know if you need additional ideas or if you had something particular in mind that you want to do (outdoor activities, shopping, etc.).
We have out of town guests coming in 10/20-10/26. What sporting events are happening during that time that I can take them to? Thanks.
Between 10/20 and 10/26 there are several different games, including Aeros hockey, Texans football and Dynamo soccer. Click here to see everything going on and for more info.
I would like to look on Harwin street for a homecoming dress. Can you recommend any stores?
We've put together a fantastic map and roundup of stores along Harwin Drive. I would check out Elegant Formals or any of the stores that specifically mention fashion.
I could not locate the annual craft shows in the newspaper.Did the chronicle print one this year?
I couldn't find a good list of craft shows from the Chronicle either. But I did find this pretty comprehensive page that I think you'll find handy. Let me know if you have any other questions!
Hi Veronica, My boyfriend will be ooming to Houston I wanted to know where could we go for the week that he will be here. Any fun, exciting places, new reas to visit
Well a lot of it depends on when he's actually coming. I definitely suggest you make use of our Calendar of Events, which you can search by date. It's pretty comprehensive and has stuff for just about every taste.
If he hasn't been to Houston and you guys want to see some of the bigger attractions around town, I would suggest you take advantage of CityPASS, which is just $39 for adults (a 41 percent discount). 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:
Other interesting things include the Art Car Museum/Beer Can House/Orange Show Monument, Discovery Green, The Galleria, The Menil Collection, San Jacinto Monument, Buffalo Bayou Boat Tours.
I hope this helps!
Hi Veronica, I'm sending a 40 people group to Houston, they want to stay in a hotel that is in an area where they can go out after their meetings. Group Transportation is out of their budget so they would like to just walk to an area where they can find shops and restaurants. Something that is not far away from Hobby Airport. Any suggestions?
I would suggest they stay Downtown. It's about 10 miles from Hobby Airport, and there are a variety of hotels to choose from. The Hilton Americas-Houston, Four Seasons and Embassy Suites are walking distance to the Houston Pavilions entertainment complex and Discovery Green Park, and Hotel Icon is a block away from Market Square Park, which also has restaurants and bars.You also have access to the MetroRail, which takes you to Midtown, the Museum District and other areas of town for just $1.25 each way.
The Galleria area is a bit further away from Hobby, but there is so much shopping in that area! There are two Westin hotels connected to The Galleria, which has an entire wing dedicated to restaurants, and there is a JW Marriott across the street. There are also a variety of hotels a few blocks away.
I hope this helps!
Is it true that the Union Pacific steam engine will be in Houston October 27 & 28?
I can't find anything on the Union Pacific steam engine coming to Houston. Their website only goes through Oct. 15th, so I don't know if they've planned that far out.
Hello Veronica, I fly via George Bush Airport, when I'm on the way home from Corpus Christi back to Europe. I have a seven hour stay at the airport and wonder if there would not be chance for me to visit and the Premium Outlet village for some hours during the stay. Are there maybe any public transportation or shuttles I could use? Or what would you recommend? Thank you very much Dorothee
Bush International Airport is about 35 miles from Houston Premium Outlets, so you'll want to estimate 45 minutes to an hour each way, just to be on the safe side. There isn't a shuttle, but Houston Premium Outlets has a relationship with Houston Global Tours. Give them a call to ask about rates at (281) 558-5882.
Let me know if you have additional questions!
Hi Veronica, My husbands parents are coming for a visit this weekend. Since they are older and can not walk a long ways I am not sure where to take them. We don't mind driving for about an hour or so. Thanks for your help. Laura
What kind of activities did you have in mind? Would they be interested in seeing a show in the Theater District? Does visiting a museum have too much walking? Also, most museums have wheelchairs available. What kinds of things are they interested in?
Hi thanks for getting back to me I like arts nightlife and dinners out and any kind of attractions I want to see as much as I can while in Houston also when I drive on the freeway to Rosharon do they have tolls on the freeway im staying in the Crowne plaza downtown is it hard to get onto the freeway from this area thanks Linda
No, if you take 288 the whole way to Rosharon, you won't hit any toll roads.
Houston is an incredible city for the arts. Click here for a guide to the Houston Museum District, including where to eat and drink near each museum. Since you're staying at the Crowne Plaza Downtown, you can walk a few blocks and hop on the METRORail, which will take you directly to the Museum District. It's very easy.
Also, if you're in Houston in March, there is a good chance the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo will be taking place while you're here. Houston isn't much of a cowboy town, but it is during the rodeo!
Houston is an incredible food town. Click here for a list of award-winning restaurants--it's a long one!
For nightlife, we have several nightlife districts, so you have a lot of options. In particular, I love Anvil Bar & Refuge, 13 Celsius for wine, Mongoose Versus Cobra and The Hay Merchant. La Carafe is Houston's oldest bar and has a ton of character.
Let me know if you have additonal questions!