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Lubbock, TX

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In a bustling college town in the middle of the Great Plains, experience a slice of authentic Texas with a hearty dose of culture on the side.

In the wide expanse of the Great Plains region of Texas, Lubbock stands out like a beacon. Known as the Hub City, Lubbock is the epicenter of the South Plains. It has three universities and a thriving cotton industry.

Although this area of Texas is known for hot, dry summer weather, it is conducive to grape growing and has a budding wine industry. Llano Estacado Winery is the state’s most celebrated winery. McPherson Cellars, another favorite, is located in Lubbock’s historic Coca-Cola bottling plant.

Lubbock has a variety of venues to interest visitors of all ages. For a classic carnival experience, head to Joyland Amusement Park’s roller coasters and arcade games. Learn about science and technology at the Science Spectrum, an interactive, hands-on museum with a small aquarium. While there, watch a movie at the OMNI Theater, where the massive domed screen allows you to feel like you’re part of the movie.

You’ll also enjoy Lubbock’s diverse arts scene. Watch a performance from Ballet Lubbock or listen to classical masterpieces and other musical genres from the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra. Get tickets to a performance at the Cactus Theater, considered the home of live entertainment in West Texas. Everyone will enjoy the famed First Friday Art Trail on the first Friday of every month, where art, music and fun meet.

Cheer on the Texas Tech University Red Raiders at one of the sporting events held year-round. On Independence Day, 4th on Broadway attracts over 100,000 visitors to enjoy a street fair and fireworks. Every September thousands come for 1950s rock celebrating the birthday of local son Buddy Holly. Later learn about the pioneering days with a visit to the National Ranching Heritage Center.

It’s easy to fly into the Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport, just north of the city. Lubbock is surrounded by wide West Texan plains, but within the city limits you would never guess it. This lively city is worth a visit to experience authentic Texas at its best.

Where to stay in Lubbock

Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Lubbock Medical Center
Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Lubbock Medical Center
2.5 out of 5
4923 Marsha Sharp Fwy, Lubbock, TX
The price is $84 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
Situated in a shopping district, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Maxey Park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Covenant Lakeside Hospital and Lubbock Christian University. ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (1,203 reviews)
"Very well kept"

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2021

Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Lubbock Medical Center
Overton Hotel and Conference Center
Overton Hotel and Conference Center
4 out of 5
2322 Mac Davis Ln, Lubbock, TX
The price is $150 per night from Jul 28 to Jul 28
Located in North Overton, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Jones AT&T Stadium, Texas Tech University, and University Medical Center. Buddy Holly Center is ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (970 reviews)
"It was centrally located and easy to get in and out of. The staff was great and so friendly."

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021

Overton Hotel and Conference Center
Cotton Court Hotel
Cotton Court Hotel
4 out of 5
1610 Broadway St, Lubbock, TX
The price is $129 per night from Jul 28 to Jul 28
Located in Downtown Lubbock, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Blue Light Live and Buddy Holly Center. United Supermarkets Arena and Texas Tech University ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (262 reviews)
"I really enjoyed my stay the first time i was at this hotel. This time was not great. One of the beds sheets had dirt on it. The garbage can in the bathroom was missing. There was not enough toilet paper. When we went to breakfast at the midnight shift, there was barely anyone there, however the ..."

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021

Cotton Court Hotel
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