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, drysummer 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, 79407
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $76 per night from Oct 2 to Oct 3
Stay at this hotel in Lubbock. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms in our reviews. Popular ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,077 reviews)
"The staff was extremely friendly. The rooms were very clean and I would definitely stay here again if traveling through the city."

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2022

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Lubbock Southwest
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Lubbock Southwest
2.5 out of 5
6401 62nd Street, Lubbock, TX, 79424
The price is $94 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 4
Stay at this business-friendly hotel in Lubbock. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (571 reviews)
"Both employees at the front desk were awesome!! Friendly and sincerely wanted to help. Hard to come across these days."

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2022

Overton Hotel and Conference Center
Overton Hotel and Conference Center
4 out of 5
2322 Mac Davis Ln, Lubbock, TX, 79401
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $129 per night from Oct 2 to Oct 3
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Lubbock. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,005 reviews)
Overton rooms
"Love this hotel, but the rooms are getting a little tired."

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2022

Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Studio 6 Lubbock, TX
Studio 6 Lubbock, TX
3 out of 5
2551 S Loop 289, Lubbock, TX, 79423
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly aparthotel in Lubbock. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the comfy rooms in our ...
3.6/5 Good! (927 reviews)
"Friendly staff!"

Reviewed on May 31, 2022

Studio 6 Lubbock, TX - Medical Center
Studio 6 Lubbock, TX - Medical Center
2 out of 5
4521 Marsha Sharp Fwy, Lubbock, TX, 79407
Stay at this aparthotel in Lubbock. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the convenient parking and the comfy beds in our ...
3.1/5 (462 reviews)
satisfied customer
"it was awesome. very clean. nice and Quiet rooms. customer service friendly 👍"

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2022

 The Hut - Lubbock, TX with an Island Flair!
The Hut - Lubbock, TX with an Island Flair!
Lubbock, TX
Stay at this family-friendly vacation home in Lubbock. Enjoy free WiFi, a water park, and onsite parking. Popular attractions Vietnam Archives at Texas Tech ...
5/5 Exceptional! (3 reviews)
"Excellent property. Highly recommend it!"

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2022

Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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