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.
Looking for a kid-friendly, outdoor market today, 9/9. Farmer's market, swap meet, arts & crafts, festival, etc.
I apologize for not getting back to you sooner. It typically takes a little longer for me to respond on weekends. If you still need information, please let me know! Again, so sorry for the delay.
Hi Veronica- My husband and I are relocating temporarily to Houston from Mpls. We are looking for a safe neighborhood with good parks, good shopping, restaurants, and of course dog friendly. Any suggestions???
Welcome to Houston!
I recommend you request the Houston Relocation Guide from the Greater Houston Partnership. They have a lot of the information you are looking for.
Houston has a lot of great neighborhoods. Are you interested in living close into town or looking for more of a suburb?
I really love the Montrose neighborhood for the eclectic and hip style. Also, Memorial Park area has access to the largest urban park in Texas, Memorial Park. The Houston Heights is a very quaint, close community, inside the loop.
Once you arrive, I definitely recommend you tour the city. Check out our great shopping at the Galleria, our award winning restaurants and fabulous nightlife. Houston is becoming more and more dog friendly - check out all the dog parks around the city.
If you'd like to tour Houston's top attractions, I recommend you look at purchasing a Houston CityPASS, which gets you into all the top attractions at 45% savings. Be sure to check out our Events Calendar for all the latest events happening in Houston as well as our itineraries in case you need a little inspiration.
Let me know if you have any other questions.
Hi Veronica, My family will be in Houston (around energy corner) in end October 2012 for a few days. While my husband attends his meetings during the day, I wish to bring the kids to the various attractions like the children museum, museum of natural science and probably the zoo. What mode of transport would best bring us around safely and conveniently? Is there any public transport that we can take, apart from driving? Is Katy Mills Mall recommended for nearby shopping around the Energy Corner?
Welcome to Houston!
You listed some great attractions - I recommend you look at purchasing a Houston CityPASS. The Houston CityPASS gets you into all the top attractions at 45% savings, like:
In terms of transportation, you can look at taking the bus directly to each stop, or taking the bus to Downtown and then using the light rail to get between the museum and zoo. You may also want to call the Houston Wave jitney service to see if they can provide transportation.
Let me know if you have any other questions,
I would like to bring a group of 40 seniors to Houston arriving around 10:30 and plan activities with cultural tourism or an event if one is going on. Maybe a ride on the light rail train. Sometimes we hire step on guides. We will need to eat and leave town by 3:30. We would rather stay on our side of town the east or downtown so we could get out of the traffic easier in the afternoon. Limited walking but some.
Are you looking for activities for the seniors? Or are you looking for restaurant suggestions? I think a guide would a good idea - I'd contact Houston Global Solutions. They can create a custom itinerary for your group.
Let me know what other questions you have.
by: Lindsey from Houston
The Heritage Society is celebrating their 50th annual Candle Light Tour December 7th - 9th. I have volunteered at this event the past several years and i would recommend this event to anyone and everyone! The event starts at 6:30pm but I believe your post to Veronica mentioned your group had to leave around 3:30pm if so they have a great guided tour of the homes until 4pm. I have shamefully copied and pasted a bit of information from their website: http://www.heritagesociety.org/links.html
"The Heritage Society, collects, preserves, exhibits, and celebrates the diverse history of the Houston region. Nestled in ten acres of beautiful green parkland in the heart of downtown Houston, Texas, The Heritage Society operates ten historic structures that date from 1823 to 1905. The Heritage Society exists not just to educate visitors about Houston’s interesting history but also to celebrate the diversity of the people who came together to build this world-class city."
Check it if you can, I promise it wont disappoint!!
Veronica, My cousin, 25 year old girl from Venezuela is visiting. Any latin restaurants, and clubs, to go to?
Welcome to your cousin!
Hope this helps,
Veronica, my niece from Italy is coming oct 6, what activities you suggest for the 6-7 oct, 12-13-14 oct, 19-20-21 oct we live in Orange. She would like to see some rodeo Thank you for your suggestions
That's very exciting!
Unfortunately, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is only in town Feb/March timeframe. However, if you are interested in seeing a working ranch, I suggest you venture down to George Ranch in Richmond.
Be sure to check out the Calendar of Events and Annual Events during October as well as suggested itineraries for ideas. What does your niece like to do? Houston is known for great shopping, dining and nightlife.
Let me know if you have other questions.
Good Morning Veronica, do you know where i can find a detailed map of the Bus system? maybe can i get one at the visitors bureau in Houston?.... from 23rd to 27th september there will be some interesting event in the city / parks.....music, sport, show...and so on? thanks Francesco
Here is a link to the events calendar from 9/23 - 9/27 as well as a list of our annual events. The Houston Symphony will be featuring the Best of Brahms at Jones Hall on 9/23, or check out Broadway's Beauty and the Beast as well.
Good Morning Veronica, i red somewhere that to enjoy the fantastic view of the city, it's possible to go up on the J.P. Morgan Chase Tower, can you give me some details about that? hour of operation, fees... do you know if i can find sport shops in the city,not too far away from downtown, as footlocker or similar ? many thanks francesco
Yes, you're right - the JPMorgan Chase Tower offers the highest public view of Houston from the Sky Lobby on the 60th floor. This floor serves as an observation floor as well as a transfer point to shuttle tenants to floors 49-59 and 61-75. The Sky Lobby is open to the public during the working hours of 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Hope this helps,
My husband and I are coming to houston on september 29-30. where can i take him that would be a lot of fun? What kind of concerts are happening? What clubs are good to go to?
Here's a rundown of everything happening for those two days while you guys are here. A few things you might be interested in: Bonnie Rait is here in concert on the 30th. If you guys are into classical, the Houston Symphony is doing Best of Brahms that weekend. There's also a Jazz Festival happening in nearby Kemah. Another really cool thing happening is the Ballunar Liftoff Festival near Space Center.
As far as clubs, it sort of depends on the scene you guys are looking for and what you're into. The younger 20 and 30-something crowds tend to go to Midtown and Washington Avenue where you'll find no shortage of night clubs, sports bars and dance clubs. Those slightly older tend to find places in Rice University and sections of Montrose more enticing.
Since you said specifically "clubs" I'm going to go with you wanting something with some punch and suggest you check out Hughes Hangar, Kung Fu Saloon, Roosevelt and the Washington Ave. Drinkery. Or in Midtown, Continental Club, Howl at the Moon or Red Door.
Let me know if you're looking for something different!
My husband and i will be in town on the weekend of 10/6-9. i actually have an appointment at MD Anderson but i would like to make it a honeymoon weekend, since the kids won't be able to join us. Well my question is do you know if there's a place to go out dancing spanish music. Or something different that will be going on around that weekend maybe a soccer game also from a mexican team or somehting in that area
There is always a lot happening in Houston! On Oct. 6, there is a Houston Dynamo soccer game--they are playing Montreal. Dynamo games are a blast, and we have a brand new stadium.
The Original Greek Festival is going on while you're in town, which is so much fun. If you're into Broadway shows, you might want to check out Wicked Divas at Jones Hall or Jekyll and Hyde at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts.
If you are looking for a place with Flamenco music, I'd check out Mi Luna in Rice Village, which always has live music on weekends. Andalucia, located downtown inside the Houston Pavilions, would also be a good option.
If you have additional questions, let me know!