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! I have been in Houston a week today for business but extended my stay over the long weekend and even changed hotels from the tall buildings downtown to the historic district. What started out as excitement wound up as disappointment. No one (concierges especially) has helped me or directed me to anything to do in the city, looking at me quizically when I inquire as to the happenings in town! I have since done my own research and painfully found out too late about kd lang, Comicpalozzza and other events. I come from NYC and expected better from Houston. I even booked a tour with Houston Tours and they never bothered to show up to get me and my husband! I called and had to leave a message, no return calls nothing. What is going on Houston? Don't you like visitors? I don't want to come back. Please help me understand. Thank you,
I'm very sorry to hear about this. I wish you had found me sooner so I could perhaps help you plan your trip. We do in fact want visitors to Houston and we at the Houston CVB and VisitHouston.com do our best to ensure everyone has as much information as possible to help make their stay as enjoyable.
Our website has an extensive calendar of events where we include many of the exhibitions, performances and other things happening around town. If we had talked earlier, I would have told you about some great exhibits in the Museum District, including Ancient Warriors and Titanic at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, and some great retrospectives at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. I would also have told you about What We're Up Against, a funny yet poignant play that adeptly illustrates the struggle of women in the workplace that's now showing now at Alley Theatre, and Comicpalooza which you discovered on your own.
Houston does have a lot to offer in culture, food, music and more. I'm really sorry you didn't get to explore the city like you wanted. We will be following up with you via email to see if there's anything else we can do to address your experience.
Me and my family and friend are going out to eat after graduation and wanted a great resurant and after something entertaining to do. And keep in mind I'm 17.
I can recommend a few good restaurants. Take a look at the listings for these and see what you like best:
I'm not sure what exactly you're looking for on the entertaining side. You could go to Main Event or Dave and Busters for games, bowling etc.Those are a couple options that will accomodate you guys under 21. But if you respond to this and give me a better idea what you're looking for, I can maybe give you more direction.
Hi Veronia I am a MD I will attend the Endocrine society convention That will be in June in Houston (in about 20 days or so) I am planning to stay at a hotel near Tha Galleria I would like to know if METRORAIL is useful to get from Intercontinental hotel at THE GALLERIA to GRB Convention Center And how much is a taxi? I have read fix price in Houston is 6 UDS Is that true? Will I get there in 10 or 15 minutes? What do you suggest (indoors, theatre) for my free time ? Thanks a lot NORA
Our Metro Rail system does not currently service the Galleria area. It focuses predominantly on the Downtown-Reliant Park corridor, traveling through Midtown, the Museum District and Medical Center. Your best bet for getting to and from the convention center and your hotel is indeed a cab. The fixed price of $6 applies only to trips within the Downtown area, not the city as a whole. It should take about 15 minutes to get from your hotel to GRB and will likely cost around $20 each way--depending on traffic etc. You may also want to check with your hotel concierge and see if they are running any shuttles to and from this convention--if enough guests are participating in the conference.
As for free time, there's always something happening! If you like classical music, check out the Texas Music Festival happening at the University of Houston. Some of the brightest young musicians from all over the world participate in this annual event. You may want to see an ongoing exhibit of artifacts from the Titanic happening at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. That museum is also opening an all-new paleontology hall in early June. Check out our calendar of events for more options!
I hope this helps!
Hi Veronica, is there any flea markets in & around Houston anymore? Maybe nicer flea markets-one with not so many fleas? lol Thanks
I highly suggest you check out Trader's Village. This place is huge, with hundreds of vendors of all types and regular special events. It's my best suggestion for the flea market experience in Houston.
Hope this helps.
Hi, I am interested in finding out about any special events going on this weekend. Is there anything taking place outdoors? That would be ideal. Thank you, Susan
You have a few options!
If you have additional questions, let me know!
We're grandparents looking for fun things to do with toodles in the city/area
There is so much to do in Houston with toddlers!
The Children's Museum of Houston is a must. There's even an area in the museum called TotSpot that's specifically designed for children from birth to 36 months.
Nearby, the Houston Zoo is always a great place to take small children. Hermann Park--the Zoo is actually located inside the park--is the perfect place to spend a day with kids, whether it's riding the train along Hermann Park Railroad, pedal boating on McGovern Lake, or enjoying a peaceful moment in the Japanese Garden.
We've also put together a five-day family vacation itinerary that might give you some good ideas.
If you have additional questions, let me know!
We are members-The Original Ninfa's Restaurant and catering. Who is a contact for booking the reunions. I could be referred for the catered reunion meal.
Neidra Billings handles all the reunions. You can reach her at email@example.com.
If you need anything else, let me know!
We are members and I would like to know more about other members. Is there a list I can see online?
Absolutely! Here's our member directory.
If you have any other questions, please let me know!
Hola Veronica! I want to buy some tickets for the game Texans vs Dolphins on Sep 9th, I enter this site but I am lost.. http://www.houstontexans.com/tickets/index.html I dont know how to buy them, I need 2 seats on regular location. Also I want to find a fancy restaurant to propose to my girl =) Thanks for your advice !
You can only buy individual tickets to a Texans game through Ticketmaster.
Hi, we're looking for an special event (musical or entertainment) for 24th evening.
You're looking for an event tonight? Here are your options:
Let me know if you need more ideas!