What do you get when you fill a salt-rimmed cocktail glass with ice, vodka, lemon juice, and club soda? (Aside from fizzy, cold refreshment, of course.) You’ve just made yourself a Chilton, the signature drink of Lubbock, Texas. And what an appropriate drink it is. The tartness of the lemon wakes up your taste buds just like the sun coming over the east Texas horizon, and the “clink” of the chilled ice cubes reminds you of sweet tea on a hot summer day. It’s the perfect end to a day spent exploring the “Hub City,” long considered the economic and cultural center of the South Plains region of the state. Why the cultural center, you ask? Well, its musical history is certainly impressive. On your way over to Lubbock hotels, you can drive the same roads that Buddy Holly, Pat Green, Dixie Chicks singer Natalie Maines, and Butch Hancock once explored. As Mr. Holly might say to Lubbock, “You are my one desire.”
Where to Stay in Lubbock
When it comes to finding the best place to stay, consider what you’re most interested in seeing and doing while you are here. If you're seeking a family-friendly spot where you can make memories that will last a lifetime, stay near Joyland Amusement Park, where you’ll discover thrills on rides like the Galaxi Coaster and the Dare Devil Drop. Hotels in the downtown area are near some of the town’s most popular attractions. Spend the afternoon relaxing in Buddy Holly Plaza near the statue of the famous man himself, and be sure to take a look around the Buddy Holly Center museum. It is easy to spot: The giant pair of black, horn-rimmed glasses outside provide an amazing photo opportunity to add to your scrapbook. Then take in a show at the historic Cactus Theater, “Lubbock's Hidden Gem for Live Music.”
Texas-Sized Food and Drink
Whether you spend the day living like a pioneer at the National Ranching Heritage Center or cheering on the Texas Tech Raiders football team, you’re bound to work up an appetite. And here in the unofficial capital of West Texas, you’ll find plenty of options. The ubiquitous Tex-Mex is always on the menu, and if you want a regional specialty, try the “Elvis green chile fried chicken” at local favorite Chuy’s. Lubbock is also home to a burgeoning craft beer scene, so if you want to try out some real Texas brews, head to one of the many gastropubs. Prefer a different sort of libation? You’re in the right place: West Texas produces 80 percent of the state’s wine grapes! Cozy up to a wine bar and start sipping.
Ready to show off your new cowboy boots? Lubbock is ready to welcome you with open arms and plenty of toe-tapping nightlife and delectable bites. From daybreak to late nights, this city is filled with splendor. Travelocity is your top spot for booking the best deal on one of the many cheap hotels in Lubbock. Then start practicing your line dancing, and we’ll see you in Lubbock!
Last Updated On March 10th 2017