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stuff to do
Submitted by brian from chicago on 06-30-2015
Question:

Hi Veronica. My family (wife, daughter (19), and son (14)) will be in Houston on July 24th after 5pm and until following morning. Can you suggest some things to do and places to eat (mid-price range) for us in that time frame?

Answer:
Hello!

Thanks for your question and we're happy to have you in Houston. Here is a list of events going on during your trip. Some things to point out from this list are the shows going on in the theater district. The circus is also in town if that's more your speed.

As for food, I highly recommend checking out one of Houston's iconic meals

I hope that helps and enjoy your visit, 
Veronica
fun things to do
Submitted by sherry from bham on 06-29-2015
Question:

Hi Veronica, i will be in houston on July 5th thru July 10, 2015, need something fun to do. I noticed the food truck festival is going on the next week, is there no other events similar to that going on or a fun day in the park with music.

Answer:

Hi Sherry,

Thanks for reaching out! 

Here are a few events happening while you're here that you might be interested in.

Habsburg Splendor

New York City Queens at Nightingale

Straight Ahead Jazz Tuesdays at Red Cat


Here is the full calendar for the time you'll be here if you want to look at other options.

Veronica 

citypass
Submitted by roxanne rodriguez from laredo texas on 06-28-2015
Question:

If I purchase the city pass does the boardwalk include the rides too.

Answer:

Hi Roxanne,

Yes, it includes all rides except for the Iron Eagle and Boardwalk Beast. Those can be purchased for an extra cost, but at a discount for CityPASS holders. More details here.

Hope this helps.

Veronica

Baseball tongiht
Submitted by Carl from Cypress on 06-26-2015
Question:

New to the area, is there a place where I can park and ride the train to Minute Maid for the game tonight. Also I would need to ride the train back.

Answer:
First of all, welcome to Houston!

The purple line of the MetroRail will drop you off right next to Minute Maid Park (the Convention District stop). There will be street parking along the east side of the line though there is no designated park and ride options at this moment.

If you'd rather park nearby, you can use this parking tool to find affordable options in the area. There are plenty of available lots for between $10-$15.

I hope that helps and enjoy the game,
Veronica
company celebration
Submitted by Janette from Houston, tx on 06-26-2015
Question:

Hi Veronica I am looking for entertainment for my company for the month of August 22 or October 3rd because we are celebrating winning company of the year and those are the dates we are looking to celebrate. Could you give me some places you think they would like it probably will be about 50 plus.

Answer:
Hi Janette, 

Thanks so much for your question and I'm happy to help. First, I recommend checking out our Visit Houston meetings page where you can personalize a venue search based on all of your requirements. Take a look and feel free to reach back out if you have additional questions!

Best, 
Veronica
Tongue sandwich
Submitted by Matt from Houston on 06-25-2015
Question:

On "Life Below Zero" on Nat Geo there was this episode where they ate tongue. It looked so good! Houston is a foodie town. Where can I get a tongue sandwich in H-Town, Veronica?

Answer:
Hi Matt!

I sure do know where you can get a tongue sandwich in Houston! Head to Kenny and Ziggy's and get ready to fall in love. 

Bon Apetit!
Veronica
Hotels close to Houston Port
Submitted by Sue Herkert from Sanford, Manitoba, Canada on 06-24-2015
Question:

My sisters and I will be coming into Houston to board a cruise. What hotels would be close to the cruise port? What options are there for me to get from the IAH airport to whatever hotel we choose. Thanks Sue

Answer:
Good morning Sue, 

Check out our "Cruising out of Houston" page for most of the information you're looking for. I recommend heading to Kemah/Seabrook area for hotels as its just a short drive from the terminal. Most of the hotels offer a shuttle service to the cruise terminal so make sure to ask before making your reservation. Here is a list of hotels in this area.  

I hope that helps and enjoy your cruise!

Best,
Veronica 
Information?
Submitted by Susie from Houston, TX on 06-22-2015
Question:

Hi Veronica! We're here for medical treatment, but while here we're trying to make lemonade from lemons! We have our two year old with us, and we were wondering if there is a guide somewhere that we could get that tells us about family/kid opportunities around the city? Money is tight, so we're especially interested in free or low-cost things, although we might be able to have one splurge. ThNk you so much for your assistance!

Answer:
Hi,

I'm so glad you reached out and while the reason for your visit isn't ideal, there are plenty of things to do around Houston to help you make lemonade!

On our Medical Center page we have a list of things to do in your area including the Houston Zoo (which recently just opened a new gorilla exhibit), Museum District and Miller Outdoor Theatre to name a few. Additionally, I've pulled together a list of free things to do in Houston as well as a list of things to do with your kids while in town. For a discount on major attractions you can purchase a CityPASS.

I hope that helps and please reach out if you have any more questions.

Best,
Veronica
4th of July
Submitted by Christine from DFW on 06-21-2015
Question:

Hi! Coming to H-Town for the weekend of the 4th. What is the best hotel, downtown or anywhere, to catch fireworks from my room from?

Answer:

Hi Christine,

The Doubletree Hotel and Hyatt Regency Houston are near Eleanor Tinsley Park, where the downtown festival is happening.  When booking, I'd let them know you'd like to see the fire works from your room so they can verify which room is the best.

Hope this helps,

Veronica

Shopping
Submitted by AVargas from Dodge City on 06-19-2015
Question:

Hi Veronica, I want to know where I can find items at wholesale prices. Also, I was told there is a place that sells items imported from Mexico and El Salvador. Please provide addreses. Thank You!

Answer:

Hi,

What sort of items are you looking for? 

I recommend you check out the Harwin area - they have a variety of wholesale stores, and stores to find some knock-off items as well.  I'm not sure if they sell items improted from Mexico and El Salvador, but they may.

I hope this helps,

Veronica