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Submitted by Victor from Houston on 08-27-2014

I am looking for hotels in the Midtown / Montrose area. Could you recommend some?


Hi Victor,

I'd check out La Maison in Midtown or La Colombe d'Or Hotel.

Here is a link to our hotels section if you're interested in other areas of town.



Spanish Festivals
Submitted by Kally Wendler from Houston, Texas on 08-26-2014

Veronica, I am a highschooler in a World Geography Honors level class here in Houston. For our semester project, we need to immerse ourselves into the culture of a European country, so I chose Spain. Do you know of any festivals or events coming up (before November 10) that have anything to do with the Spanish culture? I will need to write a 10 page research paper, so I am trying to get as many resources as possible!! Please let me know when you can!! Thank you!! Kally Wendler


Hi Kally,

Here is our Events Calendar for you to review.  I don't see any sort of Spanish festival, and the only thing that may work is La Frontera event.

Definitely check out the Houston Public Library or even the library at Rice University.  They are great resources and can hopefully help you with your paper.  If you are interested in the Rice University Library, they have a form you must fill out to enter the library (since you are not a student at Rice University).



Submitted by Zee from Florida on 08-22-2014

Hi V! My boyfriend and I are moving to Houston before the end of the year. He already has a job in the Woodlands area but may have to travel to different areas such as Spring. What would be a good area for a young couple to live? Also, what's the best way to go about looking for a job for me since we are still in FL and we have actually never even set foot in Texas (aka, don't know anyone!). Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Z


Hi Zee,

I recommend you requesting a free Houston Relocation Guide from the Greater Houston Partnership.  That'll help you with a lot of your moving questions.

The Woodlands is a very nice, family friendly community about 30 miles north of Downtown.  They have a great mall and concert venue up there too! It would be a nice place to live and a great commute for your boyfriend!

If I were you, I'd also check out Midtown, Downtown, and Houston Heights neighborhoods as younger people tend to gravitate towards those neighborhoods. It would be a commute for your boyfriend (reverse commute) up to The Woodlands, so something to consider if he wants to do the drive everyday. 

I hope this helps!



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Submitted by Donyale Robinson from North Houston Texas on 08-22-2014

My husband works late night but I would like for us to go and do something romantic. What do you suggest that's affordable?



I hope I can help you out! Some of these things are outside, so they might be better when it begins to cool off next month.

Venture outside for a scenic stroll through one of Houston’s parks and greenspaces. Near the Galleria, the Williams Waterwall remains a popular picnic destination for couples. Have your picture snapped in front of the formidable fountain or bring a blanket, for a mid-afternoon nap under shady Oak trees. The nearby Houston Arboretum and Nature Center is also worth a visit. There, five miles of hiking paths wind through the western edge of Memorial Park.       

Satisfy your culture craving in Houston’s picturesque Museum District. Even though you won’t have time to hit all 18 institutions, it’s still worth a visit. Find glittering gems and jewels on show at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, new works at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston and more than 63,000 pieces at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

For a calm and collected evening, go for post-show drinks at La Carafe or take a stroll through Discovery Green Park.

Finally, check out this list of things to do around town that are free!


Teenager Birthday
Submitted by Rose from NW Houston Texas on 08-21-2014

Id like to know of any suggestions for a boy of 17 yrs birthday including 4 of his friends? Please looking for the right suggestions. Thank you


Hi Rose,

What sort of activities does your boy like to do?

I know Top Golf is always fun, even for those who aren't good golfers.  Something like Lucky Strike Bowling or Bowlmor Houston would be a good time with friends.  Or, what about K1 Speed Go-Karts?  

Hope these ideas help!




Pre-Cruise Hotel
Submitted by Mary Kay from Sedona on 08-21-2014

Hey Veronica, We're cruising on NCL out of the Bayport Cruise Terminal, which per the map is in Seabrook, in October. (Looks awfully close to Galveston but itinerary states Houston). We plan to fly into Hobby and then cab (I guess?) to a hotel near the port. Looks like those hotels in proximity to Johnson/NASA will be our best option? Are there shuttles that go to/from Hobby to that area? Thanks



The Bayport Cruise Terminal is approximately 30 minutes / 20-25 miles from Hobby airport. Here is a map to help get yourself oriented. Your best bet is to take a taxi from the airport to your hotel. A taxi from Hobby to the area will cost you roughly $55.

If you want to stay near the cruise terminal, here is a hotel list of convenient lodging. Check with your hotel to see if they offer any shuttle services to port. You can also check with Super Shuttle, a shared-ride service that transports travelers to and from their private address, office or hotel. It takes longer than a taxi due to more frequent stops but may be more affordable, especially if travelling alone.

I hope that helps and have a great cruise!

Submitted by Chris Martinez from NW Houston on 08-21-2014

This weekend is my wife's and I first year anniversary. She has always been into music, dance, art and different cultures. I took her recently as well to go see Shen Yu. My question is where can I take her to experience the city of Houston and all it's culture like she has never experienced before?

First of all, Happy Anniversary!

Houston is the most diverse city in the country, which means tons of cultural sites to explore. Spend the day exploring some the areas religious/cultural sites. If she's interested in the more quirky side of Houston, check out this insider's guide.

The more obvious ideas would be to head to the Museum District to take in the arts, or snag tickets to a show in Houston's downtown Theater District, which spans 17 blocks. Scroll down on this link to click on a venue and check out the schedule of performances. There should be more than enough to choose from!

I've taken the liberty of doing a search on our calendar of events for this weekend, and here is a list of things going on around town.

Finally, since its your anniversary, here is a Romantic Weekend Itinerary to help give you a few ideas for how else you can celebrate.

Downtown Houston
Submitted by Jerry Beamer from North Carolina on 08-19-2014

Hi, I will be attending a conference in Houston---staying Downtown at the Hyatt Regency. Just wondering if you have a suggestion on a night out for Saturday, October 11th? It has been a while, but we have enjoyed some shows a few years back. Thanks for any suggestions.


Hi Jerry,

Here is list of events happening on October 11th in downtown. The list is small now, but check back often as new events are always added. 

It looks like most of the theaters aren't showing anything that Saturday, unfortunately. 

If you are interested in staying in Downtown, you can catch a movie at Sundance Cinemas.  Or, grab a bite to eat at Spindletop or The Grove.  Head over to Market Square Park to do a little bar hopping - I suggest OKRA, La Carafe or Bad News Bar.

Hope this helps!



Business Meeting in November
Submitted by Jill from Tampa on 08-18-2014

We are having our Board of Directors meeting in Houston on Nov. 3&4 this year for our company. We were thinking that it might be nice to either play golf or perhaps find a local rodeo show as a nice break from the meetings. Can you recommend any golf courses in the Houston area? Do you know if there are any rodeos on those dates? Thank you.



Thanks for your question! Houston has many golf courses to choose from. First, I recommend checking out our page dedicated to golfing. With more than 165 golf courses-many designed by leading architects-and a mild winter climate make Houston a prime destination for golfers.While there aren't any major rodeo events taking place, you can take a look at our events calendar for a list of fun thingsgoing on around town. In particular, the Wings Over Houston Airshow is an impressive display of civilian, modern military and vintage warbird demos. In fact, it is one of the top five airshows in the U.S.

If you're looking for additional assistance planning your meetings, please visit our meetings page for information on venues, maps and transportation and contact information.

I hope that helps!

Submitted by Heather from Canada on 08-16-2014

For our first visit to Houston can you recommend a specific area to stay? I read that the downtown core pretty much closes up after normal office hours... We will be flying onto George Bush. We like: movie theatres, casual restaurants/pubs, walking trails, views from our hotel, and exploring on foot. Any suggestions will be much appreciated. Thank you... :o))


Hi Heather,

Downtown is a great place to stay - I'd recommend Hotel Icon bc it's right next to Market Square Park, which has great restaurants and bars.  Treebeards, Batanga and Barnaby's are good casual dining spots, and OKRA, La Carafe and Bad News Bar are fun nightlife options.  Hotel Icon is also right on the Light Rail, which you can take down to Midtown, the Museum District and Zoo.  There is also a movie theater in downtown called Sundance Cinema - great place for a flick.

If you like walking trails, check out the Buffalo Bayou Walking Trails, or jump in the car for a quick drive over the Arboretum and Memorial Park.

Hope this helps,