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Submitted by Todd Robinson from Michigan on 07-24-2014

looking at having an event in Houston in Sept and I need to find Chinese cultural entertainment (e.g. dragon dancers) -- can you recommend whre I can go to find such talent?


I think I can recommend someone for you Todd!

The folks at J&D Entertainment offer a wide variety of entertainment options. I'm pretty sure they can work with you on this! You might also try Dance of Asian America, a local group that preserves the traditions of Asian dance.


Short stop at Houston
Submitted by CAROLINA from COLOMBIA on 07-23-2014

Hi Veronica. My boy friend and I will stop at Houston on our way to Alaska. We will arrive at G.Bush International Airport at 05:21 and leaving from that same airporta at 15:18. Is it woth the effort to travel to Galveston Island? If not, what would be the absolut MUST SEE places we should visit in such short time. Thanks for any help we can get, Carolina and Javier.


Hi Carolina,

Galveston is about 1.5 hours away from the airport.  It's a lot of driving, plus the time it takes to rent a car, but it's definitely up to you! 

If you are interested in sticking to Houston, I'd suggest the Museum District (HMNS and MFAH are great choices).  The Downtown Aquarium is always a fun spot, the Houston Zoo or Space Center top the list. 

Hope this helps,


como llego
Submitted by aaron from nw houston on 07-21-2014

Hola Vero, como puedo viajar en bus desde greenspoint, aqui afuera pasa un bus metro numero 56, quiero llegar al 45 sur a la altura del 8, osea por la gulf frwy y sam houston frwy. Entre semana de dia gracias atte aaron d monterrey



En la página de METRO (ridemetro.org) puedes planear tu viaje. En este enlace hicimos un viaje similar (http://tripplanner.ridemetro.org/hiwire) para que te des una idea. Por supuesto que puedes modificar la ruta y obtener mejores resultados.

Si prefieres ayuda por teléfono, el número a llamar es 713-635-4000.



What to do on Sunday night?
Submitted by Carlos Gonzalez from Houston on 07-21-2014

Hi Veronica, My girlfriend is only available on Sundays and Mondays. What do you recommend to do on a Sunday night? Is there some place to go dancing on SUnday night? Thank you very much


Hi Carlos,

Of course! I suggest you look into Sambuca for good food and good jazz.  Wild West actually has dance instructors there Sunday afternoons if you're looking for a lesson.  Or if you're looking for more of a club environment, check out Grooves.

Hope this helps,


galveston transit info
Submitted by james van elden from wheaton on 07-20-2014

can you provide reliable tourist transit information as far as what transit options are available to get to (and from) Galvestopn from downtown Houston or the George Bush International airport? I ask as me and family have recently booked a Carnival 5 day cruise October 5th and am just wondering what options are available as far as transit options from Houston. While we could rely on the Carnival cruise for cruise transfers from the airport, we would like to spend a day or two in the downtown Houston area before embarking on our cruise. Anyways any suggestions you can provide would be most appreciative. PS is it possible to request via US Postal service a Visitors catalog and such?


Hi James,

Regarding transit options, I'd look into booking Cool Tours or The Wave to help you all get around. You can call ahead and schedule everything with them.

While you're in Houston, I'd recommend staying in Downtown so you can use the light rail to help get around.   Hotel Icon, Magnolia and Sam Houston Hotel are all near the light rail too.  Definitely check out Market Square park for dining and nightlife options while you're in town.  The Downtown Aquarium is a must-see in downtown and the Museum District and Houston Zoo are just a short ride down the light rail too.   

Hope this helps!


club scene
Submitted by Davell Hays from baton rouge, LA on 07-17-2014

can u recommend upscale niteclubs that cater to african americans


Hi Davell,

I think I can help you! For African American night clubs, I suggest Grooves Lounge, Red Cat Jazz Cafe,

and Social Junkie.


dog park near galleria
Submitted by margaret from houston on 07-17-2014

Is there a dog park near the Galleria in Houston Texas


Hi Margaret!

The closest dog park to the Galleria area is the Danny Jackson Park, just south of 59. Here's a roundup of the major parks around the city. Hope it helps!



posted on:
10:19 AM
by: margaret from austin texas

That was fast! Thanks!

Girls Day
Submitted by Stephanie from HOU on 07-16-2014

Hi I was wanting to know what you would suggest doing for a day with 2 other co-workers. We are looking to celebrate for the whole day and it has to involve drinking. ha ha Thanks.


Hi Stephanie!

Thanks for your question and I think I've found plenty of ideas to keep you and your co-workers entertained...and hydrated! Check out these itineraries for ideas based on your interests. In particular, check out our Beer Nut itinerary to quench your thirst. If wine is more your speed, we have an itinerary for that, too. Since it sounds like this is a girls day, check out our Girlfriend Getaway itinerary.

Make sure to check out our Things to Do section for information on museums, sports and unique Houston attractions. If you know the specific day your planning, you can check out our Calendar of Events for up-to-date happenings.

I hope that helps and you all have fun!


Submitted by Ed from Mexico on 07-15-2014

Myself and a buddy will be in Houston on 4th August and are looking to play a round of golf. Are there any courses close to the Holiday Inn on JFK BLVD, and do any of them hire Golf clubs? Thank you, Ed


Hi Ed,

Cypresswood Golf Club or Tour 18 Golf are both about15 minutes away from your hotel, and a beautiful courses.  Yes, rental clubs are available at both courses - I'd call ahead and ask for the rental clubs when you make your tee time. 

For other courses around town, check out our golf round up.



Taxi costs
Submitted by Barry Levene from Liverpool, United Kingdom on 07-15-2014

My wife and I are staying at the Royal Sonesta by the Galleria for 3 days in August. I do not particularly want to hire a car and have already booked a full day tour to Space center. However we will probably want to visit the Museum district and also eat in the Fondren / South Braeswood area. Can you give me some info on the likely taxi costs to get to and from these areas from our hotel? Thanks


Hi Barry,

Welcome to Houston! Of course:

Hotel to Space Center: ~33 miles and $75 each way

Hotel  to Museum District: ~ 7 miles and $20 each way

Hotel to Fondren/ South Braeswood: ~7 miles and $20 each way 

Luckily, the Museum District has 20 museums within walking distance, so that's an option to save on taxi costs.

Hope this helps,



posted on:
6:01 AM
by: Barry Levene from Liverpool UK

Many thanks for the prompt reply. Very helpful.