How do I get around town?
What is there to do in Lubbock?
Don’t be fooled into thinking there’s not much to do! Lubbock is a city that appreciates the arts, music and good food. When you have the chance to get off campus, go explore, make memories and see for yourself why we #livelovelubbock.
As we like to say the ‘Original Live Music Capital of Texas,’ Lubbock is a stage for numerous influential musical legends including Buddy Holly, Dixie Chicks’ Natalie Maines, Pat Green and Josh Abbott. On any given night, you can follow the rhythm of live bands jamming to classic rock, jazz, country, rap, dubstep or even a tribute to the oldies right into the heart of Lubbock’s nightlife. With more live music venues per capita than any other city in Texas, the wide open spaces are known to inspire creativity and discovery. Check out these popular music venues:
Don’t miss some of the upcoming performances like Texas Tech’s very own Josh Abbott at the annual JAB Fest and country music star, Pat Green, this October.
For all the art lovers, Lubbock’s art scene is diverse and engaging. Whether it’s touring public art on Texas Tech’s campus or meeting artists at First Friday Art Trail, there is an experience for both art aficionadosand novices out there. A few galleries to consider include:
History & Heritage
Known as pioneers of the West, settlers of Lubbock were resilient problem solvers. From the largest collection of windmills in the world to 50 authentically-restored ranching structures, you will learn about the history of the region and the people. Learn more about Lubbock’s heritage here:
One of the hardest parts of moving away from home is missing your favorite places to eat. Luckily, Lubbock has no shortage of good food. Whether you love a classic cheeseburger or the perfect bowl of pho, every Lubbockite comes to find their favorite spots around town. Check out these local eats:
For a little adventure, hike the second largest canyon in the U.S., enjoy a little nostalgia at a drive-in theatre and try your swing at a premier golf entertainment destination! Grab a few of your friends and explore these unique spots:
For the shopaholics, check out our Guide to Back-to-School Shopping in Lubbock.
The best thing to do in a new city is to explore, so go explore! This is just a short list of what all Lubbock has to offer. Check out other postings on our blog or our event calendar for what is happening around town and welcome to the “Hub City!”
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