• The Johnson Space Center is home base to NASA’s Astronaut Corps and also is a great place to visit.

• Houston’s restaurant scene is absolutely thriving, ranging from smoked brisket and taco trucks to authentic Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine. The Washington Post called it “one of the top 10 food cities in America.”

• “It’s by far the country’s No. 1 job creator and home to 26 Fortune 500 companies. A paycheck goes farther here than anywhere else in the country.” — from “Business Insider.”

• The Texas Medical Center is considered the largest in the world, consisting of more than 50 medical institutions.

• You’ll find 19 different museums nestled conveniently in the Houston Museum District, including the Children’s Museum of Houston, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, and the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum.

• Do you like sports? Go Rockets! (NBA) Go Texans! (NFL) Go Astros! (MLB.)

• “Snow” is a word you are not likely to hear on any local weather forecast.

• Houston ranks as the fourth-largest U.S. city, behind New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.

• Houston covers 8,778 square miles, making it geographically larger than New Jersey.

• Where else do the entertainment options include a renowned opera, a robust theater scene and rodeos?