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.
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!
Im a young 25 year old college student with very little money and my roommate who is 22 is the same what is it for us to do on the weekends or the week
There are all kinds of inexpensive things to do in Houston. A few things you should bookmark:
Hopefully, these will give you some good ideas! If you have additional questions, let me know!
by: Veronica from Houston
Unfortunately, we don't have any casinos in Houston. The closest casino is about an hour and a half away in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
by: Crystal Wetter from Houston, TX
I would like to know if there are any casinos in houston texas near the Hilton Americas?
Are their any burlesque shows in houston, between the dates of October 1-14?
I would check out Prohibition, which does a burlesque show every Friday night. There is the Houston Burlesque Review but it doesn't look like they have a public performance during the time period you mentioned. They have something coming up on Oct. 20, the Texas Tease-a-Thon.
I hope this helps!
Hi Im coming to Houston in march next year from Sydney Australia and I wanted to know what there is to do and see in Houston I'm also will be driving in the Houston area and I want to drive to a area called Rosharon farm to market road is this area hard to find and do I have to drive on the freeway to get to this area. If you could let me know that would be a great help thanks so much Regards Linda
There is so much to see and do in Houston! What are your interests? Are you interested in art? Major attractions? Parks and outdoors? Sports? Shopping? Fine dining? Nightlife? If you can help me narrow it down a little, I'm happy to give you suggestions.
Rosharon is located about 30 miles from downtown Houston, so you'll definitely have to drive on a freeway to get there. Let me know what other information you need.
Hi Veronica.. My daughter, fiance and 13 year old stepson-to-be live in Houston. I would like to get them an "experience" Christmas gift. For instance, if they were here in the North, I might get them a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the national park. If the stepson were a bit younger, I might get them a weekend at a waterpark hotel. Are there any unique experience type things in the Houston area?
One very cool experience would be to give them tickets to a Level 9 Tour at Space Center Houston, which is a behind-the-scenes look into the life of an astronaut. Attendees do have to be 14 years old to go on a tour, but hopefully your daughter's stepson will be turning 14 soon.
We've also put together a list of other behind-the-scenes experiences that might be fun for you to give as gifts, too. Click here to check it out.
If you have additional questions, let me know!
by: Judy Dale from Indiana
Lots to choose from!