Best Spring Destinations for Families: Lubbock, Texas

Written By Maggi Gallaspy

January 20, 2023

Pack up the car and head west this spring for an unforgettable vacation in the desert. This year, Southern Living declares 2023 the “Year of the Small Town,” and for good reason. Less crowds, more charm, and exciting attractions are only the tip of the iceberg for this West Texas community. Get ready for family fun with all the right fixin’s!

Adventure Park

Put those gears in motion and your adrenaline pumping for an exciting experience at Lubbock’s Adventure Park. If you’ve got rambunctious little ones, high-energy teens, and are truly a big kid at heart, you are going to have the time of your life playing around in this action-packed venue.

Give ziplining a shot to soar above the sites. Explore Adventure Towers, standing at a whopping 72-feet tall, with a climbing rock wall and netted, multi-tiered jungle gym. Bumper Bayou makes it easy for any level sea captain to set sail. Choose your boat to get bumping, whether it be bumping bow, stern, starboard, or port. Be sure to dodge those pesky gators, too!

For turf over surf, head over to Adventure Speedway and grab your go-karts for a fun family race. For even more friendly competition, tee up at Adventure Golf to enjoy two 18-hole mini golf courses.

There’s even more indoor action inside of Adventure Park. Find hours of indoor entertainment including games galore inside of the game room, a daring laser maze, and an ambitious rock wall.  

4ORE! Golf

Professional golf skills not required! 4ORE! Golf is for golfers of all ages and all experience levels to practice their swing. This high-tech, climate-controlled golf venue features golfing simulator boxes imitating nationally acclaimed golf courses and a multitude of other range games for all preferences.

Families can play a few rounds without breaking a sweat schlepping around a full outdoor course. It’s easy to have the perfect day of golfing especially for those with young children and elderly adults in their family.

4ORE! Golf also features an extensive indoor dining menu with three full-service bars and an outdoor patio area to grab a drink, play a game of cornhole, and listen to live music. Exercise your competitive spirit in a comfortable environment designed to bring together the whole family.

Caprock Canyon

Aah, can you feel this perfect spring air? You will once you venture to Caprock Canyon for your Lubbock spring vacation. Spring is the ideal season to lace up those hiking boots and to strap on those biking and horseback riding helmets for an outdoor excursion covering 90 miles of pristine West Texas trails. Fit for any level of experience, Caprock Canyon offers beginner, intermediate and advanced trails for all members of your family.

Skip the soil and head over to 120-surface-acre Lake Theo. Throw a line for a fresh catch, set up for a leisurely lakeside afternoon picnic, take a refreshing dip, and steadily float along in a no-wake boat on its glistening waters.

Experience real Panhandle of Texas wildlife. “Oh, give me a home where the bison roam,” is no far-fetched dream in Caprock Canyon. Expect to encounter bison freely roaming the plains and wild bats darting overhead in Clarity Tunnel.

For overnight visits, set up camp at one of its drive-up, hike-in, or equestrian campsites available to visitors. Expect perfect spring weather from the best small town spring vacation destination.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

Skip dinner plans for before the movie and discover you can have the best of both worlds at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Lubbock. Enjoy a scrumptious meal and a cold brew as you leisurely dine and sip while watching a film on the big screen.

No one goes hungry in the family if appetites don’t align for too early or too late dinner plans either. Pick your entrée from this cinema’s variety of menu options and indulge in a craft beer from their full-service bar. Traditional snacks like popcorn and classic cinema candy are also served. Showings at this acclaimed cinema include New Releases, Only at The Alamo, Advance Sales, and Family-Friendly films.

There’s something for every member of the family at this top-rated, dine-in, West Texas movie theater.

Spring break is so close, we can already smell the Texas wildflowers blooming! Lubbock is your ideal spring vacation destination for the whole family with excitement, convenience, and ease at the forefront of the “Hub City.” With big city resources and accommodations, and the charm of a small town, make Lubbock, Texas your next spring vacation hotspot.


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