5 Reasons to Travel to Lubbock as a Digital Nomad

Written By Maggi Gallaspy

October 31, 2023

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Now more than ever, remote workers and digital nomads are on the move. Whether you are bringing business with you to visit family over the holidays or planning your next short-term travel destination as a digital nomad, Lubbock is the ideal spot to explore.

If you have the flexibility to work from anywhere, you should #VisitLubbock, and here are 5 reasons why:

It’s easy to get around town.

No matter the mode of transportation you choose, Lubbock boasts an average commute time of 20 minutes from any point in the city, meaning it’ll be easy to explore your surroundings when you’re not working. 

Upon arriving, choose which type of transportation fits the budget and schedule you’re following! Depending on your accommodations, airport shuttles may be a free amenity at your disposal. Lubbock is also ride-share-friendly, so if you choose to travel without a car, consider using Uber or Lyft. Rental cars are also available at the airport to take you around the city. 

The accommodations are affordable.

From boutique hotels to trendy Airbnbs, Lubbock has accommodations for any budget. 

From hotel chains where you can redeem points like the DoubleTree by Hilton, to a design-forward boutique option like the Cotton Court Hotel, Downtown Lubbock is the perfect hub for digital nomads. With walkable brewpubs and cafes, basing your stay here is a great idea. 

Live like a local at one of the Home on the Range properties. Inspired by local art, musicians and history, a stay at these Airbnbs is an artsy luxury. Equipped with a high-end kitchen, outdoor patio space and high-speed internet, Home on the Range can act as your home away from home and office on the road.

There are plenty of spots with free Wi-Fi to work (including several co-working spaces).

Enjoy an aesthetic setting, classic or unique sips and free Wi-Fi at one of Lubbock’s high-end or cozy coffee shops. Try the trend-setting menu at Monomyth, take in the lakeside views and coffee flights at He-Brews and the famous Moon Milk drinks at Summer Moon Coffee. Goers in Downtown Lubbock also know to stop by Nashwell Cafe for an Australian baked good.

For those looking at a community working space, Hub City WorkSpace has multiple locations across the city. With meeting space and private areas to work in, this co-working space is a great option for those who need a quiet space outside of your accommodations. 

For an afternoon work spot, enjoy a Sangria pick-me-up at Mano Negra or a Lubbock-inspired brew at The Brewery LBK or Two Docs

Lubbock is home to an incredible food scene.

There are many perks of choosing to Visit Lubbock as a digital nomad, but the city’s thriving culinary scene might be at the very top. At a cultural crossroads, nomads can enjoy everything from authentic African cuisine at Vizio’s to a high-end dining experience at The Nicolett

Experience farm-to-table cuisine at Claraboya Scratch Kitchen & Bar or elevated classics at Neighborhood F&B. Check out Lubbock’s best dishes from A to Z during your stay here!

The city comes alive after hours.

What good would this blog post be if we didn’t discuss what to do when you’re not working? Lucky for you, Lubbock’s nightlife isn’t lacking. 

Sports fans have the opportunity to catch a live Texas Tech game or a Lubbock Matadors SC match. If your game of choice isn’t taking place in Lubbock, head to one of our favorite bars like The Roof, Bier Haus or The Garden to watch.

Located in Downtown Lubbock, The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts & Sciences is home to Broadway shows, touring artists, comedians and local performances nightly. This state-of-the-art facility is a must-visit during your stay. Find out what’s running while you’re in town! 

Known for its live music and art scene, Lubbock is home to several live music venues like The Blue Light Live and Cooks Garage. On the first Friday of every month, the First Friday Art Trail takes place in the Cultural Arts District. Join thousands to view art exhibits, vendor booths and food trucks in the heartbeat of Lubbock. 

Enjoy the perks of a nomad-friendly city when you #VisitLubbock and be sure to share your memories on socials!


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