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Classes for wraping presentes
Submitted by Luz from Bellaaire on 08-28-2015
Question:

Hello I'm visiting my relatives for 2 months and I would like to take some workshops Let me know please if there are some around. Thanks!

Answer:

Hi,

Can you let me know what you  mean by workshops? I'd be happy to look into this for you with a little more information.


Thanks!
Veronica

Comments:

posted on:
08/28/2015
8:45 PM
by: Luz from Bellaire

Hello! I mean classes. My English is not the best!

 
transportation
Submitted by Audrey card from Brooklyn on 08-26-2015
Question:

Visiting Houston job at medical center but live in Friendswood...does the metro rail runs there or the bus . please help.

Answer:

Hi Audrey,

The light rail does not extend down to Friendswood. You can take a bus from there to the Medical Center area. You can use Metro's Trip Planner here to map out your trip with times etc.

Thanks for the question and I hope this helps! 

Veronica

What to do...
Submitted by Paige from Houston on 08-26-2015
Question:

Hello Veronica, My mother and brother came to visit me for the week. Do you know of any events this week that would be good for a family? Thank you, Paige

Answer:
Hi Paige, 

There are plenty of fun things to do with the family. I highly recommend wandering around the Houston Natural Science Museum and checking out the dinosaurs and Egypt hall! There are plenty of other family-fun ideas here

I hope that helps and let me know if you need other suggestions!

Best, 
Veronica
Transportation to Airport/ Tours from Cruise Port
Submitted by Cynthia from Calgary, AB on 08-25-2015
Question:

Veronica! We are arriving Sunday December 27 in Houston on a Princess Cruise Ship and our flight home does not depart until 5 pm that day. We are wondering if there are any tours we could take which would also take us to the airport by 3 pm at the latest? We will also have our luggage with us. There are four adults in our family. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

Answer:

Hi!

I highly recommend checking out our Cruise page which outlines transportation options. There are also plenty of tours in Houston, some of which do offer transport to the airport. Cool Tours offers rides if your cruising from Galveston. AFC Transportation also offers customizable tour options. I recommend finding some of the tours you're interested in and asking if they provide transportation options as they might be willing to do that on a case by case basis. 


Best,
Veronica 

Planning Weekday Birthday event for Mom
Submitted by Maritza from Houston on 08-25-2015
Question:

HI Veronica, I hope you are well. I want o take my mom out for her birthday. She will be 67, and I want to take her somewhere nice to remember. She does not go out at all, and will be 8/27. it will be in the evening that we will celebrate. Please provide some suggestions. Unique, spending under 250-300. The aquarium is played out, thought about it but she wont get on rides. Thank you.

Answer:

Hi Maritza, 

There are a lot of great options. First, check out these itineraries so you can get some ideas based on her interests. If she likes museums I recommend spending a relaxing day checking out the Houston Museum of Fine Arts and the Menil Collection, then have a nice lunch at the Bistro Menil. Or catch a show in the Performing Arts district and grab dinner at one of these downtown hotspots. And if ultimate relaxation is the goal, enjoy a day of spa and pampering.

I hope that helps get you started and please let me know if you have any other questions. 

Best,
Veronica 

Metro Route
Submitted by Iyiola from 3905 Clairton Drive, Bowie MD on 08-24-2015
Question:

Hi vero, My destination in Houston is 9506 South Dairy Ashford Road, Houston, TX 77099. Which train has the closest stop to this address

Answer:
Hi, 

Unfortunately the MetroRail doesn't reach your specific area, the closest stop is near NRG Park and travels into the downtown area (roughly 30 minutes). That said, there may be some connections via the bus system. I recommend checking out this interactive map to help figure out the best route for you. 

I hope that helps!
Veronica
travel to astros game
Submitted by tom cross from Herman Park on 08-22-2015
Question:

leaving from Rice University station and travelling to downtown Houston, whcih stop do I take to walk to Minute maid Park?

Answer:
Hi,

Sorry for the delay, but if you are planning in the future please take a look at this handy guide. The stop at Minute Maid Park is Preston. Hope that helps!

Best,
Veronica
Metro Rail routes
Submitted by Dq Ng from 7777 Greenbriar, Houston on 08-20-2015
Question:

Hi Veronica, We are flying into Houston tonight. Our lodging will be at 7777 Greenbriar. On the map, it shows metro lines crossing the property. We will be going to Texans game Saturday night. May I ask what is the best way to get to and return to NRG stadium for the game? Thank you for your help

Answer:
Hi, 

The MetroRail is a great option and if you're staying at Greenbriar Drive, you are correct that the rail is nearby. You can check the routes here

I hope that helps and enjoy the game!
Veronica
NASA & Funeral Museum
Submitted by Stan from Montreal on 08-13-2015
Question:

Hi Veronica, or other Houston Visitor's Bureau Person, I will be visiting Houston (staying in Medical Center area) during the last week of October and would like to visit the NASA Space Center, National Museum of Funeral History in addition to various other sites. Generally I use public transit when travelling but noticed that the NASA Space Center and the Funeral Museum are a considerable distance from the Medical Center area (1.5 to 2 hours travel time by public transit) and was wondering if you had any suggestions other than taxi ($65 - $75 each direction) I was considering a tour to NASA but if I ordered the Houston City Pass then NASA is included and I don't think there is a shuttle service between Houston and NASA, But I could be wrong. Any suggestions you have would be appreciated. Stan

Answer:

Hi Stan,

Yes, Space Center Houston is inlcuded in CityPASS.  However, the Level 9 Tour at Space Center Houston is a seperate ticket (just so you know). 

Regarding transportation, an alternative to the taxi is Uber.  But, there is no public transportation to either NASA or the Funeral Museum.  You could always rent a car as well, which might be the cheapest and easiest option. 

Best,

Veronica

Comments:

posted on:
08/20/2015
5:49 AM
by: Stan Zimler from Montreal

Thank you for your response. I had not considering renting a car, but that would be a viable solution.
Thanks again.

 
Ballunar Fest 2015
Submitted by Hallie from Houston on 08-13-2015
Question:

What are the dates for this year's Ballunar Festival? 2015 Thanks!

Answer:

Hi Hallie,

The Ballunar Festival was actually cancelled in 2014.  I don't know if they've scheduled any dates for 2015 at this point.  I'd check in with their website or facebook page to get updates.

Best,

Veronica