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.
Veronica, thank you for your previous response, it was very helpful. Another question, is there some place I can review the ratings of areas? For example, the hospital stated that to be within 30-45 mins from the hospital on Garth Rd, my daughter will need to live in one of the following areas: (the school system is important as she has two daughters) 1. Baytown, 2. LaPorte 3. Mon Belieu 4. Crosby 5. Highlands Now of thos 5 areas who/where can we read about them to ascertain where to look to reside. Again, thanks so much for your assistance.
So your daughter will not be living in the Medical Center--she'll be working outside Houston. I would order a Houston Relocation Guide. It's free, and it has information on neighborhoods, schools and much more for the 10 counties in the Houston area.
We have a family reunion coming to town and I would like to get some visitor’s marketing material to give all our family members. Marketing materials like a bag, any city of Houston brochures/fliers/items. Please advise. Sabrina
Please contact Patti Olson in our convention services department. She can give you Official Visitors Guides for your reunion. You should also check out www.HoustonReunions.com. It's a great resource!
Hi Veronica. I will be bringing my 10 year old niece to Houston to visit in a couple weeks. She has never been to a city as large as Houston. She is fascinated by the "really tall buildings." Are there any buildings that allow visitors that would be fun for her to go in? She wants to look out from above and see the city. Thanks.
You're in luck! I know just the thing for you guys. The 60th floor of the JPMorgan Chase Tower offers the Sky Lobby, which is open to the public and has spectacular, panoramic views of Downtown.
But it's important to note that the Sky Lobby is only open during business hours, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
If you want, you could also take her to dinner at Spindletop, a great restaurant atop the Hyatt Regency that actually spins as you dine (the spinning is pretty slow so don't worry!).
Hope this helps you and your niece enjoy your time together!
I would like a guided hour of the space center on a Saturday. I'm coming on a weekend. how can I find a tour?
You can arrange for a behind-the-scenes Level 9 Tour at Space Center. These tours do require prior reservations and weekend tours do fill up quickly. Click here to reserve your spot now. Otherwise, you'll find that Space Center has a lot of films and other presentations that do not require the tour experience.
Let me know if you have any other questions!
Do you know of any lodging that have VP for Deaf guest? VP stand for videophone. Any in and out of Houston, Texas area?
Do you know of any special events happening in the Clear Lake, Kemah area for this weekend, June 15-17?
There will be fireworks tonight at the Kemah Boardwalk, which is always a good time! Click here for a list of events happening in the area--the Bay Area Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau's website will be a good resource for you!
Three of my girlfriends & myself are coming into town June 22-24. Are there any special events going on during that time? Do you have any recommendations for us? We like to shop, listen to music, see plays, drink wine, check out different cultural events, and definately people watch! We are open to suggestions. We are in our 30's & married. Thanks!
We've recently put together our idea of a perfect girls getaway itinerary. This will definitely be a good place for you to start!
That weekend, the Houston Symphony is performing at Miller Outdoor Theatre, a free outdoor amphitheater in Hermann Park. You can bring wine and a picnic, and sit on the hill and listen to music. Friday night, they are performing Carmen and The Firebird, and Saturday night, they are performing Mendelssohn and Brahms.
The Alley Theatre is performing Noises Off, which is supposed to be hilarious.
There are so many great places to shop. You have to check out Tootsies--it's 35,000 square feet of retail heaven. I also love Muse, which is right around the corner. It's much smaller, but really well edited. And, of course, The Galleria has so many options.
I love 13 Celsius, a wine bar in Midtown. One of my favorites.
Take a look at the itinerary and these suggestions, and let me know if you need more ideas!
Veronica, my daughter has relocated to Houston and has secured a position with a hospital there, her problem is she needs an apartment that is not more than 30 mins from the hospital, is there a service that we can contact to help her with apartments in the vicinity she needs to live? Also, is there a service or organization that assist with assisting newcomers that are without transportation at the moment? Thanking you in advance for any assistance (contacts) you can provide. Respectfully, Evelyn Bobo
There are many apartments located very close to the Texas Medical Center--is that where your daughter is working? I'd have her contact an apartment locater. Houston Apartment Insiders would be a good place to start, although there are many similar companies.
If she is working in the Texas Medical Center, she's in luck, as the light rail runs through that area. Click here for a map of the light rail, along with details of all the things to do and places to go at each stop.
If she's not working at a hospital in the Texas Medical Center, let me know, and I can revise my response. Thanks!
hi i actually need some help in determining where to go for my sisters 30th bday party. well she wants to go somewhere that plays new and old school 90s music. somewhere we can still wear heels and dresses but is laid back. and a dancefloor. help please! thanks
Have a great time!
I do a "one-person/fun/cowboy storyteller-show." Need "dates" of annual "Cowboy-Festivals" in your area....yyyhhhooooo!!
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo will take place Feb. 25-March 17, 2012. Let me know if you need anything else!