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Lubbock, TX
Travel Guide

Lubbock showing a city, skyline and a church or cathedral

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

Cotton Court Hotel
Cotton Court Hotel
4 out of 5
1610 Broadway St, Lubbock, TX
The price is $119 per night from May 10 to May 10
Located in Downtown Lubbock, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Blue Light Live and Buddy Holly Center. United Spirit Arena and Texas Tech University are also ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (141 reviews)
"Cool, Unique place! You can tell when they designed/furnished the rooms that they were focused on the details."

Reviewed on May 8, 2021

Cotton Court Hotel
Microtel Inn and Suites by Wyndham Lubbock
Microtel Inn and Suites by Wyndham Lubbock
2.5 out of 5
4620 I-27 Frontage Road, Lubbock, TX
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $68 per night from May 16 to May 16
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Clapp Park and 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Buddy Holly Center. Buddy Holly Statue and West Texas Walk of ...
4.4/5Excellent! (962 reviews)
"My check-in and check-out went pretty smooth."

Reviewed on May 5, 2021

Microtel Inn and Suites by Wyndham Lubbock
Overton Hotel and Conference Center
Overton Hotel and Conference Center
4 out of 5
2322 Mac Davis Ln, Lubbock, TX
The price is $130 per night from May 17 to May 17
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! (959 reviews)
"Friendly service good bar and restaurant"

Reviewed on May 6, 2021

Overton Hotel and Conference Center
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
The price is $63 per night from May 10 to May 10
Situated in the business district, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Science Spectrum and OMNI Theater. Lubbock War Memorial and Huneke Park are also ...
3.7/5Good! (860 reviews)
"Liked it was in a good area and location. Right around the corner there was a target. Place could use a deep cleaning. Walls wiped down and couches need to be swept under."

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2021

Studio 6 Lubbock, TX
Studio 6 Lubbock, TX - Medical Center
Studio 6 Lubbock, TX - Medical Center
2 out of 5
4521 Marsha Sharp Fwy, Lubbock, TX
The price is $70 per night from May 10 to May 10
Situated in Lubbock, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Covenant Lakeside Hospital and Maxey Park. United Spirit Arena and Texas Tech University are also ...
3.2/5 (397 reviews)
"Parking and room were great although we did not know about the deposit that was required when checking in"

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2021

Studio 6 Lubbock, TX - Medical Center
The Sandlot Blocks From Tech Outdoor Fireplace Pets Welcome
The Sandlot Blocks From Tech Outdoor Fireplace Pets Welcome
Lubbock, TX
The price is $95 per night from May 11 to May 11
Located in Heart of Lubbock, this vacation home is within 2 mi (3 km) of Vietnam Archives at Texas Tech, Texas Tech University, and Buddy Holly Center. University ...
5/5Exceptional! (27 reviews)
Adorable House
"We went to visit our son at Tech and couldn’t have enjoyed this house more! She had everything you could want, very clean, nice backyard. I wish we would have found this earlier because my son is graduating!!"

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2021

The Sandlot Blocks From Tech Outdoor Fireplace Pets Welcome
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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Reviews of Lubbock

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5/5 - Excellent

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Jun 7, 2020

love Lubbock

4/5 - Good

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Jun 6, 2020

Seems like a very clean city and was easy to get around.

5/5 - Excellent

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Jun 2, 2020

It’s a nice small town.

5/5 - Excellent

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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

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May 27, 2020

Lubbock is a good size town and clean

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