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March 26

How to spend 10 hours in Houston burdened with luggage

Due to flight cancellation, my wife and I must exit our Houston Airbnb at 11 AM this Friday but our flight doesn’t leave until 11 PM. We have no car, but have two rolling luggage bags to deal with. Can’t leave bags at Airbnb. Can we check bags anywhere anymore, or what can we do with bags in tow that isn’t a huge hassle? Please save us from 10 hours waiting at the airport.
posted by Jackson around Houston, TX at 3:39 PM - 15 answers has best

January 7

Indoor swimming in West Houston?

I will be in Houston (west side of town) for the first two weeks of February. I'm looking for a place where I can do lap swimming, indoors or in a heated outdoor pool. [more inside]
posted by SallyHitMeOntheHead around Houston, TX at 1:26 PM - 3 answers

January 2

Can I live without a car in Houston? Relocating from Boston

My partner has received a very good job offer in Houston, and we are considering relocating. We currently live in the Boston area and live, work, and shop within a 3-mile radius of our apartment. We walk, bike, and take public transit everywhere we go. This is all very easy to do in Boston. Is it at all possible to live a similar existence in Houston? [more inside]
posted by knoodle around Houston, TX at 8:51 AM - 16 answers

May 20, 2018

Things to do and eat in Houston

Hi MetaFilter! I'm attending a conference in downtown Houston at the end of June, and would like recommendations for delicious vegetarian food and interesting things to do in Houston. [more inside]
posted by girasoli around Houston, TX at 8:40 PM - 11 answers has best

February 28, 2018

How to tourist form Pearland TX with a baby (i.e. car seat!)

I'm going to Pearland TX to visit a family member. I'd like to do a small amount of touristing, specifically to tour NASA (anything else you suggest?). But how do I do that given that there's no public transit in Pearland and I would need a car seat for the baby? Note: I'm unwilling to get in a car with a baby without a car seat, even if the law makes exceptions for cabs or whatever. The laws of physics make no exceptions.
posted by If only I had a penguin... around Houston, TX at 6:39 PM - 14 answers

October 21, 2017

Tight layover for elderly parents in Houston - assistance?

My elderly parents have a tight layover coming up between flights on United in Houston. I expect they will have to change terminals (second flight is international). They both walk okay but Mom in particular is not speedy. United's page on senior/disabled assistance is vague. Does anybody have experience with requesting golf cart type and/or wheelchair assistance a) from United b) at IAH c) both? The layover is 1:20, I'm thinking fine if the first flight is on time and not so fine if it isn't.
posted by HaveYouTriedRebooting around Houston, TX at 1:23 PM - 9 answers

August 21, 2017

The sub-$500 Folding Electric Bike

My mission, if I choose to accept it (which I do, otherwise this post would be pointless): Build a transportation system that can ride on bike trails, tow a 60 lb kayak while walking/carrying a dog, and fold up small enough to fit on the kayak for the paddle home. Also, less than $500. [more inside]
posted by BeeDo around Houston, TX at 9:41 PM - 1 answer

August 12, 2017

VacationFilter: South Pacific

Daydreaming about getting away over the holidays has turned into some serious planning for a week in the South Pacific. Have you stayed somewhere amazing? Please, do tell! [more inside]
posted by jshort around Houston, TX at 5:07 PM - 4 answers has best

February 10, 2017

What's good in downtown Houston?

I'm going to a conference, staying at the convention center. I'll be in Houston Sunday-Wednesday, looking for food recommendations (vegetarian/pescatarian, ethnic) and also a pie-in-the-sky spa desire, within. [more inside]
posted by soren_lorensen around Houston, TX at 8:20 AM - 10 answers

May 22, 2015

Travel advice for Houston, Texas please!

I am traveling to Houston for work soon and would like some help finding awesome things! I will have a car but not a lot of time as this is a work trip. [more inside]
posted by bile and syntax around Houston, TX at 3:10 PM - 15 answers has best

February 1, 2014

Visa agency in Houston, TX for Brazil travel

Recommendations for a visa agency in Houston, Texas (one that's open on weekends) to obtain a tourist visa to travel to Brazil? [more inside]
posted by LLF246 around Houston, TX at 1:36 PM - 4 answers

January 30, 2014

Lunar New Year (and more) in Houston!

I'm taking a trip to Houston this weekend, and as it's Lunar New Year, I'm quite interested to see if the good people of AskMe know of any cool stuff happening in relation to that this weekend. I found this event, but I'm hoping to be pointed to more! Also, I'm interested in any can't-miss sights/eats/events as well!
posted by Maecenas around Houston, TX at 8:23 PM - 4 answers has best

March 30, 2013

Short-to-medium term transportation options in Houston?

Asking for a friend: I'm leaving graduate school for a job in Houston, TX in a few weeks and I'm looking for the best short-term transportation situation - apparently there is no public transportation whatsoever going to my job, and I'd like to be able to, you know, get to work. The hitch is that while I'm leaving in 2 weeks, my wife is leaving in 3 months, and she needs our car to get to work. I've got a motorcycle, but it's cheapest to ship that in the moving truck when we move our stuff in 3 months (not to mention I'm not sure how quickly I can arrange for it to be moved out there, and if it gets there too late, it's not worth doing anyway). [more inside]
posted by abcde around Houston, TX at 1:20 AM - 16 answers has best

February 21, 2012

Is there time for a coffee break during my layover

Traveling AMS-IAH-MSY on Friday: can I exit the terminal in Houston and get back in during my 3-hour layover? [more inside]
posted by knz around Houston, TX at 10:04 AM - 8 answers has best

November 28, 2011

Houston hotel/neighborhood suggestions

Where in Houston should I stay for a solo, weekend trip? [more inside]
posted by bamassippi around Houston, TX at 8:37 AM - 9 answers

September 9, 2011

How are, or will, the United gates be set up at IAH in December 2011?

Planning a trip from DCA to ONT via IAH in December, projected carrier is United. Projected time to change planes in Houston is 35 minutes. Is it doable or are we asking for trouble? (We're fully mobile and don't mind rushing but we've no experience with Houston.) There's no history (that I can find) of the flights that are offered using United.
posted by Man with Lantern around Houston, TX at 5:11 AM - 12 answers has best

May 24, 2011

Really, Houston? REALLY???

Google transport and Houston's crappy metro map won't route me from Hobby airport to downtown. This can't be right. Can it? [more inside]
posted by cyndigo around Houston, TX at 6:02 PM - 4 answers has best

May 9, 2011

Help me kill a Tuesday in Houston...

Help me kill a Tuesday in Houston... [more inside]
posted by VeniceGlass around Houston, TX at 5:59 PM - 12 answers

January 27, 2011

Where to rent in Houston?

Houston Filter: The Mrs. and I are moving to Houston, and would like suggestions as to which neighborhoods to look at for renting an apartment or house. We want something safe, and with a reasonable commute to Texas Medical Center. [more inside]
posted by neutralmojo around Houston, TX at 1:02 PM - 12 answers has best

December 18, 2010

Grumpy old grandparents in Houston, not easily impressed.

Houston, Texas filter. My visiting grandfather wants pictures in which he is posing in front of marvels of engineering: complicated highway overpasses, most importantly, as well as bridges and downtown skyscrapers from afar. What are the best places in town from which to take these photos? Also, accessible tourist activities for senior who get tired quickly and don't speak English. [more inside]
posted by halogen around Houston, TX at 12:07 PM - 12 answers has best