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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!
Im taking my teen sons for a weekend road trip to Houston. They play drums &guitar, interested in music & culture scene. Any suggestions on where they can see what kids their age go or hang out in your city? Thanks Mom
Welcome to Houston!
We have some great live music venues - House of Blues and Fitzgeralds are two top spots for live music. Also, Cactus Music in Montrose is a very unique venue - the first independent music store in Houston.
I'd also suggest you check out the Houston CityPASS - the CityPASS gets you into all the top attractions at 45% savings.
Hey Veronica, My parents are helping me move to Houston next weekend, and will be in town from July 2-5. While they're in town, I'd love to explore the city with them and experience some of what Houston has to offer. The problem is that because I'm new, I don't know much of what there is to do in Houston (although I know there's a ton). It'd be great to enjoy an outdoor festival, a play, or just visit one of the many museums Houston has. Also, what July 4 activities are there? Thank you for your help! ~Brad
Welcome to town! We're glad to have you. And I'm so glad you're thinking ahead to what you can do with your parents while they're in town. There are indeed a lot of things happening around the city for the Fourth of July. Our staff has actually put together a helpful roundup of those events which you can find here.
As for other things that I would suggest: the Houston Museum of Natural Science has several great exhibits going on right now including Warriors Tombs and Temples from Ancient Asia and another on Titanic. The museum also recently unveiled its new Paleontology Hall, which is truly stunning. You can event download a great coupon for all of these here.
The Museum of Fine Arts also has several great exhibits happening now if that's your family's scene. As for performing arts, I don't see anything happening between the 2 and 5th unfortunately.
Finally, check out our itinerary section for other options that fit everyone's interests and here's a list of restaurants around Montrose to make things easier.
Again, welcome and I hope you have fun!
by: the wave from inside loop
There is an awesome event called "Bourbon, Burgers, and Brew Bus" going on July 4th. Perfect for the parents & showing you how Texans do it. You can read more about it at http://bbbbwave.eventbrite.com. Also, if you are new in town, the best way to learn about the City is riding The Wave, Houston's Jitney Shuttle. You can learn more at http://thehoustonwave.com
I will be in tonw the weekend of 6/23. Iam looking for a play, braodway show or intimate R&B or Jazz concert to attend. What do you recommend. thanks
I'm sorry to get to your question a day late. There are a number of performing arts events happening this weekend, including Noises Off at Alley Theatre and performances at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Click here for a rundown of events.
what is the best dance/techno music club im houston?
Let me know if you have any other questions.
My 10 year old neice is visiting this summer from NC and she would like to ride a horse. Where can I take her for a free or a reasonably priced horseback ride?
Cypress Trails offers adventure trail rides for $50 for one hour. Honestly, I'm not sure you're going to find anything cheaper than that!
I hope this helps.
My friends & I are coming into Houston Fiday June 22- Sunday June 24. Do you have any suggestions for us? We are in our 30's, like to shop, listen to music, plays, drink wine, and people watch! Thank you
I responded to your question on June 14, but I'll repost it again for you!
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!
Hello, my parents will be visiting houston in August and both may need to be in a wheelchair at that time. Are they will be spending time with my 9 year daughter. Are there most places wheelchair accessible. And does the City pass provide a Senior priced ticked.
CityPASS does not provide a ticket for seniors, but it shouldn't be a problem since the pass is already discounted 41 percent.
Almost every attraction in Houston is wheelchair accessible. Here are some specifics for some of the attractions.
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.
I hope this helps!