The charming city of Lubbock offers a ton of exciting things to do, and while it’s well known as farming country, there are some delicious steakhouses, places of historical interest, and lots of beautiful scenery to take in when you visit this central Texas culture location. Located in the northwest part of Texas and nicknamed “hub city”, Lubbock is the perfect place to get a taste of Texas culture.
Where to Stay in Lubbock
Lubbock, Texas is a city that offers great hotels that offer amenities for anyone visiting and staying in the area. The Hyatt Place Lubbock is the perfect option with its convenient location near Texas Tech University, popular area attractions, and local eateries. Stay in one of the hotels 125 comfortable and spacious rooms that include a flat-screen TV, a sofa and complimentary amenities. Sit down in the ergonomic chair and hook up your computer to the free Wi-Fi as you sit at the rooms work desk. If you opt for the suite, feel at home with the room’s kitchenette. Guests will also enjoy the hotel’s indoor pool that is open year-round and the 24-hour gym.
Must See Attractions
The National Ranching Heritage Center: If you love American history, The National Ranching Heritage Center (NRHC) offers 16 acres of beautiful, untouched land to explore. It has been preserved since the 18th century, and you’ll love to check out seasonal events like the Candlelight at the Ranch in December.
Head to the Buddy Holly Center: One of the most famous people from Lubbock is the well-known musician, Buddy Holly. The Buddy Holly Center is located in the Depot Entertainment District of Lubbock and is known as one of the most famous cultural landmarks in the area. Inside you’ll find pieces of Holly’ life, as well as artifacts and musical instruments that were once held by the late great artist. The Allison House is located right next door, which is the childhood home of Jerry Ivan Allison, who was also the drummer for Buddy’s band.
Local Wineries: The area around Lubbock is home to beautiful wineries. McPherson Cellars Winery is a family-owned winery located in Lubbock’s downtown Depot District. The winery is in a converted 1930s era Cola-Cola bottling plant and offers a tasting room where you can sample their current selection of vintage wines.
Learn About World War II: “The Legacy of the World War II Glider Pilots” is on display at this museum. Located in a former tower and terminal building from Lubbock’s airport during the 1950s and 1960s, The Silent Wings Museum is dedicated to glider pilots from World War II. Take a fascinating look into officers who became American Glider Pilots and make sure to check out the C-47 plane exhibit.
Check Out Local Restaurants
There are numerous places to get a steak and enjoy a family meal in Lubbock. Some of the best places to go include:
Italian Garden: A family owned and operated laidback eatery that specializes in traditional Italian dishes. Try one of the house specialty pastas like Chicken Milanese or a New York Style pizza.
La Diosa Cellars: This bistro is a hidden gem in the heart of Lubbock. Enjoy local tapas, classic gazpacho, imported cheeses, all paired with wine.
Cast Iron Grill: A locally owned fixture in Lubbock that serves up Southern-style breakfast and lunch. Try their Cast Iron Omelet for breakfast, the Pulled Pork Grilled Cheese for lunch and don’t forget to save room for a slice of one of their homemade pies.
Spanky’s: Try their World-Famous Fried Cheese while you’re here. This place offers the best old-style burgers, chicken sandwiches, and appetizers in Lubbock.
Lubbock, the charming “hub city” in northwest Texas, is the perfect city to get a taste of Texas culture. From the attractions to the places to eat, you will leave with a special place in your heart for the Texan culture.