A Day in the LBK

Written By McKenna Dowdle

April 15, 2021

Whether you have one hour or a full day to explore Lubbock’s hidden gems, we’ve got you covered! Visit Lubbock has created the ideal itinerary for making your way around the “Hub City” in a timely manner, without missing out on Lubbock’s rich culture and history. Take a look below to start planning your trip through the 806 today!

Kick start your morning at one of Lubbock’s many delectable craft coffee houses. Whether you prefer house-roasted beans with other locally sourced products featured on the menu, or are looking to dabble in a little of everything, we recommend making your way to Tech Terrace where you will run into the charming J&B Coffee. With a full breakfast menu and a plethora of drink options, this is the perfect way to fuel your day. 

If you are looking to take a morning run or get in your steps while enjoying the Spanish architecture and flourishing trees, take time in the morning to marvel in the beauty of the Texas Tech University campus. While perusing, take in the art sculptures which are part of the Texas Tech University Public Art Tour, the second largest public art exhibit in the nation. Make sure to download the mobile app, Texas Tech arTTrek, for additional information on each piece. 

While on campus, head north to the National Ranching Heritage Center. The deeply rooted culture of West Texas comes to life with each exhibit inside the facility, like Hank the Cowdog, as well as around the 27-acre outdoor park which features over 50 historical structures that were found throughout the state of Texas. 

By now, it’s time to eat! No visit to Lubbock would be complete without a trip to Evie Mae’s Barbecue for some good old fashioned BBQ. Named in the top 10 bbq joints in Lubbock by Texas Monthly, this is a can’t miss. From moist brisket to fall off the bone ribs, no one does smoked meats quite like Evie Mae’s in Wolfforth. In fact, each item on the menu is gluten-free, making it safe and accessible for all to devour. 

For a more quiet afternoon, head downtown to Lubbock’s Cultural District. Here, you will find the works of many local artists on display at LHUCA and Charles Adams Gallery. Lubbock is known for world-renowned talent, both on stage and on display. While here, walk over to Two Docs Brewing Co. to experience true art take the form of a perfectly crafted IPA. We recommend the Lubbock Light or Buddy Hoppy. For those under 21, the Old Fashioned Root Beer is incredible. 

Speaking of libations – it’s time for wine! Known for producing 90% of Texas wine grapes, Lubbock boasts a mature, sophisticated pallet with the array of award-winning wineries located throughout the area. There are plenty of options to taste Lubbock’s fine wine, but we highly recommend sipping the full lineup by scheduling a tasting! To keep the festivities downtown, we recommend visiting McPherson Cellars. While there, be sure to catch Kim McPherson’s ear to hear the legacy of Texas wine, which was founded by his father, Doc McPherson, also known as the Father of Texas Wine. 

Within walking distance of the winery guests will find themselves immersed in a delectable selection of fine dining. From Spanish tapas at La Diosa Cellars, to high-end dishes with a “Hub City” flare at the West Table, there is no wrong choice! 

As you can see, this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to a full itinerary of Lubbock. Each activity listed above is designed to take as much time as needed for each visitor.  For more recommendations or help crafting an itinerary that fits your specific needs, don’t hesitate to reach out to our Visit Lubbock team. We are the experts and we are happy to help share our favorite city with you! Contact us through our website, send @VisitLubbock a DM on social media or use #LiveLoveLubbock to share your favorite hidden gems during your day in the LBK! 

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