First thing’s first, you need to find a place to stay that will fit the whole family. For those who prefer a luxury experience, consider booking a room at Lubbock’s newest boutique hotel, the Cotton Court Hotel. Complete with small and large meeting spaces, a social scene and pool, this is a great option! If you are looking for a more West Texas feel, plan a night at the Overton Hotel and Conference Center. This space is also equipped with meeting spaces, perfect for any of the indoor activities you may have planned. Make sure to stop by the Pecan Grill in the lobby. The biscuits and gravy are to die for!
Now, it’s time to fill your schedule! Lubbock is filled with a rich history, exciting attractions and is centrally located near multiple state parks. There is plenty to do in the 806 and we are excited to share it with you!
For more educational activities, stop by the Bayer Agriculture Museum, National Ranching Heritage Center and the American Windmill Museum, which is also the largest collection of windmills in the world with over 150 windmills! At each of these museums, you will find yourself fully emersed in Lubbock’s agricultural roots. As you explore the National Ranching Heritage Center grounds, 18th and 19th-century structures found on cattle ranches throughout Texas allow visitors to travel back in time. This is the perfect activity for the rambunctious little ones to wander and explore!
If you are looking to get your heart racing and adrenaline pumping, head over to Adventure Park! With a zip line, go-carts, rock climbing and other wholesome family fun, this is the perfect excursion for all ages. If you plan your family reunion for the fall, don’t miss Adventure Park’s haunted forest. This is the perfect way to get you into the Halloween spirit!
Finish your family-filled days in the city with a movie at the Stars and Stripes Drive-In Theater or a live performance at Moonlight Musicals Amphitheater. You may just have to visit both!
As you make your way to West Texas for your big event, plan a day at one of Lubbock’s nearby canyons like Caprock Canyons or Palo Duro Canyon, which is the second-largest canyon in the nation! The beautiful landscape, miles of hiking trails and a lake perfect for paddleboarding will create an ideal environment for the adventurous at heart. If you make your way north to Palo Duro, the Lighthouse Trail is a can’t-miss hike! Take your pictures and make sure to share with us on social.
To complete the perfect itinerary, we need to talk food. Lubbock highlights amazing international cuisine while also perfecting the iconic Texas BBQ. A must-try that is so good you may just have to go back the next day, Evie Mae’s BBQ, located south of Lubbock, offers family plates with your choice of cheese-filled German sausage, pulled pork, brisket and smoked turkey paired with mouthwatering sides. For the complete local experience to “Hub City” BBQ, check out this blog!
This year’s family reunion will be unforgettable for more reasons than one. Plan your trip today and let us know what you are taking the fam to do using #LiveLoveLubbock! See you soon!
By: Lacie Freelen
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