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.
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!
Hi Veronica, Its my Husband's Bday on the 27th Oct. Since it is his 1st bday after our wedding , I would like to do something really special for him. Could you please tell me any special events or plans that we can do together on that day or that weekend? Thanks.
First and foremost, what does your husband like? Would he most enjoy going to a sporting event, a nice dinner, do something low-key, see a show? If you can tell me a little bit more about him, I'm happy to give you targeted suggestions.
by: Veronica from Houston
You're in luck! We just wrote up a list of great things to do in the Houston area for adventure seekers. Click here to check it out.
If you're looking for an overnight getaway in the city, I'd look into a stay at the Houstonian Hotel, Club and Spa. It's a gorgeous property on 14 acres in the heart of the city. Plus, there is a 150,000 square foot fitness center with a rock wall, tons of fitness classes and more--all complimentary for a hotel guest.
Another fun option would be Texas Ranch Life, a B&B on a working ranch, in Chappell Hill--about an hour west of Houston.
Let me know if you'd like additional suggestions!
by: Bhavana from Northwest Houston
He likes anything adventurous. Also he enjoys a get-away sort of. But hates driving long ( more than 4 hrs). SO was looking for some fun things to do or hangout in and around houston. Also he likes to do parasailing, water sports and crusies but I was thinking these might be really expensive. My budget is about 300-400 $. I want to plan events that we can do all through the weekend to make his bday more special.
Thanks in Advance!
Hi Veronica, Does the City Hall still have weddings there? Looking to do an inexpensive wedding ($6000) with reception in April. Thank you!
Unfortunately, City Hall is no longer a wedding venue.
by: Lindsey from Houston
The St. John Church!!!
The Heritage Society at Sam Houston Park.
Ms. Veronica: I recently had the opportunity to visit the Telephone Museum in The Heights(http://www.houstontelephonemuseum.com/) The museum is amazing!, it has a replica of the the first telephone, antique vanity telephones, switchboards, etc. But sadly the museum is going to close, and only a few of us, seem to care. Not even AT&T it is interested in preserving a part of who they are (they allready sold the building). They are desperetly asking for help, but it seems that no one is listening. Who can we/they talk to get help. I am very concerned because this is the second museum in Houston, that I know, that will be shutting their doors to the public. Thanks! Sureya
I would contact Lisa Gray at the Houston Chronicle. She's a wonderful advocate of preserving landmarks in Houston, and perhaps if she wrote an article about it, it would get the attention of others. The power of media is strong!
Hello, I am traveling into IAH, and I need Ground transport to the Hobby airport...is there shuttle bus? Regards Doug
Unfortunately, there isn't an airport shuttle, but the least expensive way to get there is by calling Super Shuttle. Let me know if you have additional questions!
are there any coupons for battleship texas that i can print?
I'm afraid I don't know of any coupon deals for Battleship Texas that are active right now. Admission to the Battleship is $12 right now, with kids 12 and under free. This is a great attraction, especially for the kids as they can climb all over the ship, it's massive guns and all up its multiple levels. You can easily spend several hours exploring this unique treasure.
Can you give me information on deep-sea fishing trips? Thanks.
For a bigger adventure, hook up with Captain Mike Williams at Galveston Fishing Guides for an offshore trip to catch tarpons, sharks, redfish and more. For more offshore fishing options, click here.
Hope this helps!
Hi Veronica, I Will be in Houston this coming week and I wonder if there is a Star Wars Shope where I can find something special for a gift to my nephew.. thanks ! =)
I would try Third Planet, a comic shop on Southwest Freeway. I hear they have a good deal of Star Wars merchandise. There's also The Pop Culture Company on Katy Freeway.
Hope this helps!
Coming in to Houston TX. A surprize visit from Hobby Airport hoping to go to 200 block of Lena Drive and 17700 block of Autumn Hills Drive I'm trying to make this a one day trip but I need to know distance, time, cost, of all my options bus, taxi, metro, walking and renting a car for transportation, along with dirctions. Can you help me?
Going to the two locations you mentioned, your best bet is to fly into George Bush Intercontinental Airport. However cabs to these multiple locations and back would likely cost you close to $200 altogether. I would say the most efficient and cheapest method of getting to where you're going would be to rent a car. We have information on the various rental car companies on our airport page. As for directions, I would simply suggest you plot your trip using Google Maps, which offers step-by-step driving instructions from the airport to your destination.
I hope this helps.
hi veronica thanks a lot for the Info. can you tell me which is the first but from downtown to be at the space center around 9am? i would like to be the first one there, and then to go to the boardwalk adn in time again at the space center to come back to downtown. from your point of view, which are the main important attraction that i cannot miss in houston?....i don't like so much museum...i want to spend the time more walking and visit the city than to be inside a museum...but maybe the aquarium or the zoo can be interesting...or other brand marks of houston...just let me know your opinion.. just to let you know that i'm a person that like so much walk..i'm not lazy and visit and live the american city.... can i find detailed maps of all the quarters of houston at the visitor center?....maybe could be possible to get the maps in advanced? i write my home address, in the case you can send me the maps by mail, but don't worry... francesco marraccini scholsse berg. Strasse 4 munchen, germany a good place in downtown where to get good american breakfast ..?...and BBQ? ciao many thanks if i have other question i will let you know... ah the last one: i will arrive at the international airport on sunday 23rd september at 3pm, which is the bus that i should take to downtown? thanks a lot! francesco
The first bus of the day departs downtown from Congress and La Branch at 7:35am and arrives at Space Center at 8:50am.
In regards to what not to miss, I'd take a look at our Insider's Guide and some of our itineraries. We have a lot of great ideas there. I'd also check out some recent articles written about Houston. You'll find interesting perspectives about approaching the city as a visitor.
Yes, you can get detailed maps at the Visitors Center. If you want them in advance, please email email@example.com and request maps.