• Step into history with a trip to the USS Lexington, a World War II aircraft carrier that is open seven days a week.

• The beautiful Padre Island National Seashore is considered “the Longest Stretch of Undeveloped Barrier Island in The World.”

• There was a 5-inch snowfall in Corpus Christi, but that was 1897.

• It’s a birder’s paradise, with more than 200 species to spot.

• Take yourself out to Whataburger Field to watch a baseball game with the Corpus Christi Hooks, part of the Houston Astros organization.

• The Texas State Aquarium is home to sharks, otters, dolphins, tarpon and sea turtles, not to mention stingrays you can touch.

• The population is roughly 325,000.

The Texas State Museum of Asian Cultures & Education Center features artifacts from India, Sri Lanka, Japan, Thailand, the Philippines, Korea, Taiwan, Laos and Myanmar.

• Hike or bike along the 9-mile Corpus Christi Bay Trail.

• Downtown Corpus Christi includes the Marina Arts District, the Sports Entertainment and Arts District, plenty of eateries and a seawall that is a popular fishing spot