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LubbockUnited States of America

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

Lubbock featuring a windmill and interior views

Tech Terrace

4.5/5Wonderful!(17 area reviews)

While Tech Terrace might not have many sights to explore, venturing just a little farther will lead you to top things to see and do like United Spirit Arena and Jones AT&T Stadium.

Tech Terrace
The J.J. Allison house is on display next to the Buddy Holly Center. This was the home of Buddy Holly's childhood friend, they played guitar and wrote songs including his famous hit "That'll Be the Day".

Downtown

4/5Very Good!(148 area reviews)

While visiting Downtown, you might make a stop by sights like Buddy Holly Center and Cactus Theater.

Downtown
The sign.

Heart of Lubbock

Though Heart of Lubbock might not have many top sights, you can venture to the surrounding area to see attractions like Buddy Holly Center and Jones AT&T Stadium.

Heart of Lubbock
This establishment has been around for 50 years.  Food is diner style and people are super friendly. To me it’s a “must have” when in Lubbock and worth the wait.  #GoodEats

North Overton

4.5/5Wonderful!(87 area reviews)

While there might not be top attractions in North Overton, you can explore the larger area and discover places like Jones AT&T Stadium and Buddy Holly Center.

North Overton
The J.J. Allison house is on display next to the Buddy Holly Center. This was the home of Buddy Holly's childhood friend, they played guitar and wrote songs including his famous hit "That'll Be the Day".

Depot District

You'll enjoy the mountain views and bars in Depot District. You might want to make time for a stop at Buddy Holly Center or Cactus Theater.

Depot District

Top Hotels in Lubbock

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Lubbock
Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Lubbock
3 out of 5
4435 Marsha Sharp Fwy, Lubbock, TX
The price is $70 per night

Located in the heart of Lubbock, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Covenant Lakeside Hospital, Texas Tech University, and University Medical Center. Maxey ...

4.1/5Very Good! (3,542 reviews)

"Rooms are large with overhead lighting and plenty of lamps. Rooms are quite."…"

Reviewed on May 28, 2020

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Lubbock
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Lubbock North
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Lubbock North
2.5 out of 5
5006 Auburn St, Lubbock, TX
The price is $69 per night

Located in North by Northwest, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.6 km) from Lubbock Heart & Surgical Hospital and 3 mi (4.9 km) from University Medical Center. Alamo Drafthouse ...

4/5Very Good! (948 reviews)

"Great for just coming to sleep,...loce it was beautiful and clean"…"

Reviewed on May 25, 2020

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Lubbock North
Hyatt Place Lubbock
Hyatt Place Lubbock
3 out of 5
2309 Mac Davis Ln, Lubbock, TX
The price is $99 per night

Located in North Overton, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Jones AT&T Stadium, Texas Tech University, and University Medical Center. City Bank Coliseum and ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (743 reviews)

"Computers were not working nor were the printers — even in office area — staff could not get printers to work. I needed to just print and I couldn’t even do that."…"

Reviewed on May 17, 2020

Hyatt Place Lubbock

Popular places to visit in Lubbock

Texas Tech University
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Texas Tech University

4.5/5(742 reviews)

Explore the campus of Texas Tech University, a top college in Lubbock. You can attend a sporting event while in the area.

Buddy Holly Center
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Buddy Holly Center

4.5/5(170 reviews)

You can spend an afternoon exploring the galleries in Buddy Holly Center during your trip to Lubbock. Amble around the area's college campus or attend a sporting event.

Cactus Theater
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Cactus Theater

4.5/5(14 reviews)

You can make plans for a show at Cactus Theater during your stay in Lubbock. Amble around the area's college campus or attend a sporting event.

Top things to do in Lubbock

City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Texas
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City Scavenger hunts by Operation City Quest of Texas

$10
Per adult

Reviews of Lubbock

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 2, 2020

It’s a nice small town.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 2, 2020

Great small town.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Jun 2, 2020

If you don't know exactly where you're going, be careful. The motel we booked was in a very bad area and we had to spend a lot of time getting a refund because we refused to stay there. Just be sure you stay in a better part of town..

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

May 27, 2020

Lubbock is a good size town and clean

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 25, 2020

Lived in Lubbkck before. Always nice to visit.

5/5 - Excellent

Joe

May 17, 2020

Love it

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