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romantic day
Submitted by Vanessa from yoakum tx on 09-18-2014
Question:

what are some fun and romantic things to do in the Houston area? and romantic places to eat

Answer:

Hi!

You're in luck! Houston offers romance, aplenty. Candle-lit dinners, cozy cafes and spicy spas-the lucky in love are well-served in the nation's fourth-largest city. Check out this Romantic Weekend itinerary for ideas.

Best,
Veronica

Pakistani Food
Submitted by Soha from Houston on 09-18-2014
Question:

where is the best pakistani restaurant in houston?

Answer:

Hello,

I suggest trying out Himalaya Restaurant & Catering which offers diners authentic Pakistani and Indian cuisine for lunch, dinner and special events. You should also try Curry Bistro. On the menu, fans will find classic Indian and Pakistani dishes including tandoori specialties, seafood offerings and vegetarian plates.

For more ideas on restaurants in Houston, you can search by category or area of town.

Best,
Veronica

Submitted by ty from Dallas on 09-17-2014
Question:

shopping in huntsville ?

Answer:

Hi Ty,

I'm not too familiar with shopping in Huntsville. I'd suggest you check in with the Huntsville Convention and Visitors Bureau on where they recommend.

 If you're ever interested in Houston shopping, be sure to check back!

Veronica

November Healthcare events
Submitted by Sharon Zenon-Williams from Midtown on 09-17-2014
Question:

Hi Veronica, We are planning a BIG Healthfair,here at our site, in the historical Third Ward Area. Are there any events, similar to this already scheduled in the houston Area.., we are considering November 8th or 15th.

Answer:

Hi Sharon,

I'm afraid health events are not my area of expertise. Organizations really focus more on submitting festivals and other events geared toward leisure travel to us. I haven't seen anything of this nature but you may want to check with community health organizations like Legacy Community Health to ensure there isn't anything that directly competes.

Thanks!

Veronica

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Thanks Veronica!

 
Vacation
Submitted by Michael N from FL on 09-14-2014
Question:

Hi Veronica I am planning a wedding anniversary trip. I am thinking of Houston and would like spending time in China town, Bellaire Blvd area, and the Gallery. Because of an anniversary, I am looking for a nice hotel, Hilton or equivelent, also I am not sure which airpot would be closer. I would like asking for your help. Thank so much.

Answer:

Hello,

If you're flying domestically, I recommend coming through Hobby Airport which is about 11 miles south of Downtown Houston. 

As far as the area's of town you mentioned, Chinatown is a very cool area of Houston to explore. It's different than most Chinatowns because it was built out instead of up--so there is a lot of ground to cover! And, Houston's Chinatown showcases much more than Chinese culture. Chinese shops, restaurants, and cultural centers share blocks with Indian, Pakistani, Korean, Vietnamese and Middle Eastern markets.

The food is extremely authentic. Some of my favorite restaurants: Banana Leaf (Malaysian); Crawfish and Noodles (Vietnamese); HK Dim Sum (Chinese); San Dong Noodle House (Thai). There are so many others, and I think you should try as many as you can!

You definitely need to explore the Hong Kong City Mall. The food market inside the mall is enormous. Jade Buddha Temple is also very cool.

Also, here is information about the Galleria. I recommend checking out some of the attractions found on CityPASS as well.

There are plenty of area hotels that would be great for a wedding anniversary. Check out this list hotel in the museum district. With easy access to the MetroRail and all of the museums, Hotel ZaZa is a great option. Here are some downtown options as well. If you choose downtown, here is some information about the Historic District and ideas for things to do.

I hope that helps and that you both have a great visit!

Best,
Veronica

 

outlet dress
Submitted by Graciela Rossi from buenos aires on 09-14-2014
Question:

Hi I will be in Houstonon week 42, I need to buy a night drees for me.Iam50years old.Can I have any outlet place to buy one??Iwill be staying at The Crwon PlazaAt river oaks

Answer:

Hello,

There is great shopping in the River Oaks area. You can also check out the Galleria for nearly unlimited options! Happy shopping!


Best,
Veronica

Museums
Submitted by Beverly Williams from Houston, TX on 09-13-2014
Question:

Is the Holocaust Museum free on September 20 & 21, 2014, My husband seems to think so.

Answer:

Hi Beverly,

The Holocaust Museum is free that weekend to EMS workers and fire fighters.  Otherwise, you would pay the general admission pricing. 

Best,

Veronica

accommodation and transport
Submitted by Lynne Quartermaine from Perth W.Austral;ia on 09-12-2014
Question:

Hi there- I am arriving in Houston via Emerald Princess early on 11th Nov, have booked to see NASA on 12th and leave afternoon of 13th Nov from G B Intercontinental. Where would be a good location to stay within cooee of these places and what is the best way of getting from one location to another? Thanks, Lynne

Answer:

Hi Lynne,

The places that you are visiting are very spread out.  Therefore, I recommend you stay in a central location to all of them in Downtown.  I recommend Hotel Icon, Sam Houston Hotel or the Magnolia Hotel.

Regarding transportation between each location, I suggest calling The Wave, Taxi, Uber or Lyft to get you down to Space Center Houston. To get from the cruise terminal and hotel, then hotel to the airport, look into Super Shuttle or The Wave.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

Best,

Veronica

Consignment
Submitted by Edmonia from Pearland on 09-06-2014
Question:

I have an antique bed and chest I want to place on consignment in the Heights. What are the time of business for the store on 19th and when can I bring things into the store?

Answer:

Hi Edmonia,

The shops on 19th that I'm aware of do not allow for consignment from the public. Those antique shops are dealer only. However, one place you might consider is the Guild Shop on Dunlavy in Montrose. The Guild Shop does take consignment pieces. Furniture consignment can be brought in by appointment only. Click here to see the process and how it works.

Hope this helps!

Veronica

Taxis-Airport to hotels
Submitted by Louise Tucker from England on 09-05-2014
Question:

Hi. We are planning a family trip to Houston. Looking at hotels in the Clear Lake or Galleria area but would like to know the approximate travel time by taxi and estimated fare to travel from the Bush Intercontinental Airport to both these areas? Many thanks. Louise

Answer:
Hi Louise,

The travel time between Bush airport and the Galleria is about 30 minutes. It's about an hour or a bit more from the airport to Clear Lake. My suggestion for you to travel to either the Galleria or Clear Lake is to arrange for SuperShuttle, a service that takes groups from the airport to key destinations. A cab ride to the Galleria would be about $50-$60 and to Clear Lake would likely be in excess of $100. The shuttle option would likely be more cost effective. You may also want to reach out to some of our transportation companies here and arrange a personal shuttle service with them.

Veronica