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6 Reasons Lubbock, Texas Needs To Be On Your Travel Bucket List #LiveLoveLubbock

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6 Reasons Lubbock, Texas Needs To Be On Your Travel Bucket List #LiveLoveLubbockTexas is rapidly becoming a top vacation destination, and for good reason. The Lonestar State has so much to offer, whether you’re travelling alone, taking a romantic getaway, or looking for fun for the whole family. I recently took my first trip to Texas, and had a blast in Lubbock. I was blown away by how much there was to do there, and I fell in love with the city, I was kicking myself for not booking a longer stay and I already am planning my next trip there. I can’t wait to show off the city of Lubbock to my husband! If visiting Lubbock isn’t on your bucketlist, you need to add it ASAP, and here’s why…

The Food Is To Die For

6 Reasons Lubbock, Texas Needs To Be On Your Travel Bucket List #LiveLoveLubbock

The West Table is Lubbock’s pride and joy when it comes to upscale dining, it’s located right in downtown Lubbock in the Pioneer Building, and easily accessible. If you are in the mood for Western Cuisine served with Southern Charm then their Pan Roasted Chicken with Orzo Pasta Salad and a Lemon Caper Vinaigrette is a must!

The Cast Iron Grill is the perfect place for a hearty and low-key breakfast. Once you have had a country breakfast made up of omelettes, hash browns, grits, and biscuits and gravy, you will be ready to tackle a day full of activities in Lubbock.

Barbecue is the unofficial food of Texas, and if you’re craving some good old-fashioned barbecue while you’re in Lubbock, Evie Mae’s Barbeque Pit is the answer. They literally have pounds of barbecued meat on their menu! And, their dessert menu is equally amazing – their chocolate pecan pie and peach cobbler will change your life!

Texas food is a magical medley of Southern comfort food and authentic Spanish cuisine. If you are craving Hispanic food, visiting La Diosa Cellars is a must while you are in Lubbock. It’s a bit upscale, and the perfect place for a romantic dinner for two while you’re visiting the Lonestar state.

Breakfast is literally my favorite meal of the day. If you’re a Breakfast junkie like myself, then Yellow House Coffee is the perfect place for specialty coffee drinks and mouth-watering pastries.

The Crafthouse Gastropub is infamous for its beer, but they actually offer some amazing food as well. The pub is the perfect place to grab an affordably priced brunch. Their Sunday brunch menu will change your life, they put together a unique and amazing blend of food made from scratch using local and fresh ingredients.

Stonegate Golf Course doesn’t just offer golf, they also have a delicious restaurant on hand. Stonegate Golf Course is another perfect place to grab a yummy brunch in between Lubbock activities. Where else could you find a Peanut Butter, Jelly, And Bacon Monte Cristo fresh out of the fryer?

Fun For The Whole Family

6 Reasons Lubbock, Texas Needs To Be On Your Travel Bucket List #LiveLoveLubbockA Tour of West Texas Walk of Fame is an absolute must. Of course, Lubbock is proud of Buddy Holly’s ties to West Texas, but he’s not the only star to hail from there. The historical West Texas Walk of Fame honors big Texas names like Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Dirk West, Ponty Bones, Sonny West, and dozens more! If you are a country music fan, be sure to snap your photos with some of the legends!

When you have completed your Walk of Fame tour, it’s only right to stop by the iconic musician Buddy Holly’s graveside and pay your respects. The Buddy Holly Center is also packed full of history and fun details about Holly himself.

4ORE! Golf is also a must on anyone’s itinerary travelling to Lubbock, especially if you have kids in tow! 4ORE! Golf is the perfect place to let loose with your family after a day of exploring. And, you don’t have to be a professional to have a good time. 4ORE! Golf is packed full of state-of-the-art gold simulators for all ages and skill levels. And, they have various different games available, like Pinball and Knockout.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a true Texas trip without spending a day at a ranch. Luckily, there’s one right in the heart of Lubboch on the Texas Tech Campus. National Ranching Heritage Center is made up of nearly 49 authentic buildings, some dating all the way back to the 18th century. Some of the historical buildings include a homestead, schoolhouse, windmills, and even a railroad depot. Here’s the best part, it’s free for you and your family to take a tour and explore!

Texans take their history and heritage very seriously. And, in order to truly embrace all that Texas is, you have to dive right in to the Lonestar State’s rich history. The American Windmill Museum features acres upon acres of various windmills, and they make for absolutely magical photoshoots. Lubbock, Texas is also home to The Museum of Agriculture, if you have little ones travelling with you that are infatuated with tractors, this museum is a must!

First Friday Art Trail, was literally one of my favorite parts of my Texas trip. Every first Friday of the month the Cultural District of Lubbock transforms in to a walking art tour with dozens of local artists putting their works on display. Studios and galleries open their doors to the public for the evening, and the air is filled with live music and excitement.

Wineries!

6 Reasons Lubbock, Texas Needs To Be On Your Travel Bucket List #LiveLoveLubbock

If you are anything like me, then any time you plan a trip, regardless of where you are going, you find a way to squeeze a winery or two in to your itinerary. I was pleasantly surprised when I learned there were not one, but TWO amazing wineries in Lubbock, Texas.

Llano Estacado Winery boasts the best premium wine in Texas. The beautiful location includes a Tasting Room, Event Center, Conference Room, Banquet Room, Bridal Suite, and Vineyard. Room, Bridal

McPherson Cellars is a family affair, the McPherson’s have been churning out delicious local wine for over 40 years, winning both local and international awards. Tastings and tours are available 6 days a week, you can visit their official website to make arrangements.

Prairie Dog Town

6 Reasons Lubbock, Texas Needs To Be On Your Travel Bucket List #LiveLoveLubbock

Prairie Dog Town is exactly what it sounds like, an entire town for the prairie dogs! Prairie Dog Town is located inside Mackenzie Park off of 4th Street, and it’s totally free and open to the public. The park features a pavilion and viewing area, interpretive signage, sidewalks, a new parking area with a turnaround and bus parking.

Prairie dogs burrow intricate little underground towns, or colonies, and watching them go about their daily activities is rather intriguing. Visiting the chubby little mammals, which might remind you of a backyard squirrel on steroids, is certainly a must if you are travelling to Lubbock, Texas.

Texas Tech College Football

6 Reasons Lubbock, Texas Needs To Be On Your Travel Bucket List #LiveLoveLubbock

Football and Texas go hand-in-hand. I promise you, no one takes their football more seriously than those in the Lonestar State. And, seeing as how Texas Tech University is located in Lubbock, Texas is a HUGE part of Lubbock’s day-to-day life. TV shows and movies have romanticized the Texas football lore for decades, but I can tell you first hand that attending a real life Texas Tech college football game is nothing like what you see on the big screens, it’s actually better! The team spirit is contagious, and the music and cheerleaders are more choreographed than some Broadway shows I have seen!

Shopping

During my stay in Lubbock, I did so much shopping I almost had to buy a new suitcase just to get all my goodies back home. The city streets of Lubbock are lined with beautiful boutiques packed full with one-of-a-kind treasures!

Chrome is a fashion icon in Texas. Their shop is packed full of a perfect blend of designer labels and beautiful Bohemian outfits.

If you are looking for gifts to take home to your friends and family, then Hollyhocks is also a must. I went to the store with every intention of buying a few trinkets to take home, and left with enough pillows, throws, and candles to redo my entire livingroom décor.

My absolute favorite shop in Lubbock was Jux-Ta-Posh. The unique boutique was full of beautiful antique and reimagined furniture, dating back to the Victorian age. If I could have fit two beds and a dresser in to the cargo of our plane then I would have!

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Disclosure: Although I was provided with the tours of Lubbock they were for review purposes, no compensation was received for this post. The opinions in this post are 100% mine.

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29 Comments

  1. Saidah Washington says

    You had me at the food! My husband and I want to visit Texas because we’ve heard good things about the barbecue

  2. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says

    Oh, cool! I’ve heard of Lubbock before, but I’ve never known anything about it. Thanks for sharing all these great travel ideas.

  3. robin rue says

    I’ve heard of Lubbock before, but it wasn’t really on my radar. It sounds like a fun place to visit.

  4. Bill says

    Lubbock sounds like a great place to visit. I’ve heard of it before, but we’ve never traveled there. That golf course sounds awesome.

  5. Neely Moldovan says

    I used to go to lubbock a ton in college to visit friends. Its actually a super fun and interesting place to visit!

  6. Gingermommy says

    The food alone looks so delicious. Honesty! YUM! I have never been to Lubbock but it certainly does seem as though it would be an amazing place to visit.

  7. Nancy at Whispered Inspirations says

    I have never been to Lubbock Texas, but you are totally persuading me to consider it! This looks like a beautiful place to visit and the food looks so yummy.

  8. Maureen says

    I hadn’t heard of Lubbock Texas yet, looks like it really is a place to put on my bucket list. Appreciate this information, what a cool place in Texas to check out for the whole family.

  9. Liz Mays says

    I think I’d probably enjoy a trip there! The Walk of Fame sounds like a must-visit. I’d really enjoy seeing the prairie dogs as well!

  10. Heather Johnson says

    All that food really does sound delicious! I have never been to Texas, but Lubbock sounds like a great place to visit.

  11. Erica Schwarz says

    I lived in Texas for several years, and coming from the northeast, it sure was different from any place I had ever lived before. I will say I agree completely about the food – Texans know how to cook! The food there is amazing.

  12. Pam says

    It sounds like there is a lot to do, see, and eat in Lubbock. I wouldn’t love to visit that barbecue restaurant.

  13. AnnMarie John says

    Sounds like an amazing place to go to with the family! It would be so nice to just enjoy what Lubbock has to offer. The food looks really good!

  14. Tami says

    Lubbock is not currently on my travel bucket list. However, I see three reasons right here that are making the change.

  15. travel blogger says

    Looks like there is so much to do! I would love to hit up some wineries and check out the prairie dogs! Sounds like the perfect trip to me.

  16. Nancy Jorgensen says

    Thank you for the wonderful comment you made about Juxtaposh. This is my daughter’s store and she has worked so hard to make it a fun place to find one of a kind items.

  17. Wendy Polisi says

    We already love visiting the state of Texas. However, you sure did list some great reasons for us to visit this city we haven’t been to yet!

  18. Angela Milnes says

    I have been there and I totally love it! It is a place that is what you think Texas should be.

  19. Carol Cassara says

    Totally love that there’s plenty of things to do here, especially the food and the shopping! I’m definitely down for that part. It would be so nice to go here!

  20. Jocelyn @ Hip Mama's Place says

    Love the place! It has everything I want in a vacation! I would love to go here with the hubby when we have some time together without the kids.

  21. brianne says

    This place looks super fun. I’ve only visited Dallas Texas many moons ago, I’d love to check this place out!

  22. Emily says

    I love Texas! My son would go to a Texas Tech game in a heartbeat!

  23. Denise C. says

    I think I’d like to go there just for the food. All the places you mentioned sound just perfect.

  24. Lauren says

    Prairie dog town! I love it haha. Also, the food looks amazing!

  25. Lavanda Michelle says

    I love visit Texas. I even love it more since my brother moved there, now I get to stay longer. Know I have another city to visit next time I visit Texas.

  26. Morgan | The Pursuit of Play says

    Lubbock looks awesome! I would love to visit….the food, wine and the ranch all look amazing! Thanks for the heads up!

  27. Joleen says

    The prairie dogs!! Gah! So cute! Sounds like a fun place to visit.

  28. Rebecca Sampson says

    Prairie Dogs are so cute! Nature is always a big draw for me when traveling.

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