Everything is big in Texas, including the savings! Find the best deals on hotels in Lubbock, TX, with Travelocity. Whether you're in town to attend a graduation at Texas Tech University, to visit the Buddy Holly Center, or to just take in these wide-open spaces, you can stay at a great hotel at an affordable price in Lubbock, Texas. Hotels can be found in many different sections of this expansive city. You can choose your hotel based on customer reviews, location, star rating, or price. However, you should also keep in mind your itinerary when booking hotels. In Lubbock, Texas, there are many different great attractions and must-see sights in the area.
For instance, any fan of rock and roll should stop by the Buddy Holly Center, which doubles as an ode to the revolutionary musician and the city's fine arts center. You can find dozens of interesting artifacts from Buddy Holly and The Crickets, including songbooks, records, fan letters, and many other bits of of interesting paraphernalia. Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper boarded a plane on February 3, 1959, a day that has since been called "the day the music died." Today, the center offers events, classes, and workshops, ensuring that the music has not died and the legacy of these great musicians lives on. You can also stop by a statue of Buddy Holly near the West Texas Walk of Fame.
Another breathtaking sight that can't be missed is the American Wind Power Center and Museum, which houses an incredible collection of windmills from the times of early settlers to today. You can learn a great deal about the history of windmills, their construction, and what it means for energy usage today. Nearby is the huge, expansive National Ranching Heritage Center at Texas Tech University. It's an interactive facility with more than 27 acres of land. Visiting it is completely free to the public! Rough riders can explore exhibits with arts, artifacts, and dozens of historical buildings on the property. Join in on a local event like Ranch Day, the summer Stampede, or Heritage Halloween.
Other great local museums include the Museum of Texas State University, which houses a planetarium, art gallery, and science exhibits, and the Bayer Museum of Agriculture, which houses antique tractors, blacksmithing items, and a wide array of fun exhibits. If you're a military history fan, be sure to visit the Silent Wings Museum, which offers a unique look into World War II history. The military glider program is little-known but was integral to the U.S. Army Air Forces in the war effort.
When looking at hotels in Lubbock, TX, also consider when game day is. You can see the Red Raiders in action at a baseball, football, soccer, golf, track and field, volleyball, or tennis match. Bring your scarlet and black cap to Jones AT&T Stadium and root for the home team. On the other hand, you could always take sports into your own hands at The Rawls Course at Texas Tech University. It's a definite must-go for any golf fan. There are plenty of great golf courses in Lubbock. Hotels in the northwestern side of the city are often near other great golf courses like Meadowbrook Golf Course and Shadow Hills Golf Course.
Beside golf courses, you can also find many local wineries in Lubbock, TX. Hotels in downtown or in the southern part of the city are great for wine enthusiasts. Wine fans should stop by Cap Rock Winery, McPherson Cellars, Llano Estacado Wineries, Pheasant Ridge Winery, or La Diosa Cellars. While wining and dining, check out great local restaurants like Manna Bread & Wine, Churrasca, or The Triple J Chophouse & Brew Company. Take a walk along the Depot Entertainment District for a fun and exciting nightlife scene, with live music, themed venues, and often dancing. If you're in the area for a date or celebrating an anniversary, be sure to also take in a great movie at the classic local Stars & Stripes Drive-in Theatre and snuggle under the stars.
For those with kids, Lubbock has a lot to offer. Families can have fun at the aforementioned National Ranching Heritage Center or at many of the local parks in the area. Visit Joyland Amusement Park for a fun family getaway. They have family rides like bumper cars, thrill rides like the Galaxi Coaster, and water rides like the Vortex Water Coaster. For a more educational experience, check out the Science Spectrum. Expose your child to the wonders of science, and be sure to check out a movie at the Omni Theater while you're there. For a fun afternoon, come up close to wildlife at Prairie Dog Town in Mackenzie Park. Fishing is another great family pastime in Lubbock. Hotels near Lake Alan Henry would be a fairly convenient location to explore and fish. There are many different bodies of water that house stocked fish, including bass, channel catfish, and rainbow trout (catch-and-release fishing is encouraged).
Art is also an important aspect to life in Lubbock. If you happen to be booking for a weekend getaway, be sure to join in on the First Friday Art Trail. Once a month, this free, self-guided, public art walk is held rain or shine. If you're not in the area during these fun, low-stress events, you can always tour a handful of local art galleries in the city. There's really no bad time to visit the city. Those coming into the Lubbock International Airport may experience satisfying dry heat in the summer. The city has a semi-arid climate, with average temperatures of about 40 degrees Fahrenheit in January and 80 degrees Fahrenheit in July. When booking your hotel, coordinate with local games, conventions, and major events in the area, like the National Cowboy Symposium.
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