How to Spend Spring Break in Lubbock

Written By Visit Lubbock Interns

March 06, 2024

By: Jessica Merrill, Maggi Gallaspy

From family-friendly activities to local eats and everything in between, the Hub City is a great place to spend spring break! Whether you’re based in Lubbock or traveling here for the first time, there is plenty to explore. 

For spring break inspiration, check out our list of must-try food and things to do in the 806!

Family-Friendly Activities

Located inside MacKenzie Park, Prairie Dog Town has quickly become an iconic stop. With the spring weather rolling in, plan a day to get outside with loved ones and find some furry friends! This free attraction is open to the public. Bring a bag of carrots to feed them and watch as they run, hide, dance and play around you! 

The Science Spectrum and Omni Theater is offering special spring break hours and will be open until 6 p.m. March 11-15. The perfect activity for families with younger kids, the museum features many interactive exhibits, including the Cats and Dogs Exhibition that will continue through June 2nd. 

Learn about the magic of bubbles, explore the Children’s Museum, visit the Gallery of Flight, watch a live animal show and more with entry to the museum.

For combo tickets to the museum and theater, prices are $15.50 for adults, $13 for children and seniors, $6.50 for members and FREE if you have Prism or Spectrum.


Nothing is better than a little family-friendly competition! Lubbock is home to Whitewood Lanes, South Plains Lanes, Main Event and Dave and Busters. Lace-up your shoes, order a pizza and get ready to roll. A low-impact activity, bowling is an activity fit for all ages! 

No matter which place you choose, you’re sure to throw a strike! 

This educational play space is a great way to keep your kids entertained during spring break! With a town square and interactive exhibits, kids are free to use their imaginations and creatively play, discover and problem-solve.

To ensure a spot, make a reservation ahead of time. Slots are available Monday to Friday 8:30 – 10:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 pm, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. and 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. and can be booked on the PSM Lubbock website. 

Jump into spring break with a trip to Altitude Trampoline Park! Located on Milwaukee, this high-energy activity includes a foam pit, gymnastics tumble tracks, a kid zone, basketball dunking lanes, and dodgeball.

With 20,000 square feet of interconnected wall-to-wall trampoline attractions, you can easily spend a few hours trying new tricks, playing a game or testing your skills on the ninja obstacle course! 

Buy a jump pass at $16.50/hour, $23.50/2 hours! Altitude is open Wednesday-Sunday.

806 Eats

Craving BBQ? We have the perfect spot for you! Located right outside of Lubbock city limits lies a restaurant home to some of the most authentic BBQ in West Texas. With meat by the pound, delicious sides and a rotation of homemade pies and treats, you can try something new with each visit. 

Open Tuesday through Sunday, Evie Mae’s is open until they sell out so be sure to get there early!

Good news for all those with gluten sensitivity! Due to the owner’s intolerance, all menu items are gluten free and celiac disease friendly except for sandwich buns and white bread.

One thing’s for sure: the West family knows food! Paying homage to his grandfather, Dirk, Chef Cameron West opened the diner in 2020 and its been a popular lunch spot ever since. 

This local chicken spot is turning out crisp tenders, fresh oysters, scratch sides and handcrafted cocktails that will have you coming back for more after just one taste!

Make sure to check out the artwork by Dirk West around the restaurant!

Free Range Fry House is a new restaurant in Lubbock and the ultimate destination for all things fried. Kick off spring break with their mouthwatering sides and fried chicken.

They provide a relaxed, welcoming environment to gather, enjoy delicious food, and create memories during your spring break. Be sure to bring the kiddos on Mondays as kid’s meals are only $1.99! 

For a decade, Capital Pizza has been serving college students and community members alike. With gourmet pizzas, sandwiches, salads and craft beers, this well-loved spot is a great place to enjoy lunch or dinner after a day of spring break activities!

Try their take on pizza rolls or a unique creation like the Thai Curry Chicken Basil or The Smokehouse! You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu.

Nothing says spring break like a sweet treat under the pavilion at J’s Creamery! Whether you’re in a rush and want to head through the drive-thru or plan to bring your furry friends for a puppy cone on the patio, this locally-owned creamery has a menu that will satisfy any sweet tooth. 

The Salted Caramel Brownie Sundae, Wedding Cake Concrete and artisan Rootbeer are fan favorites! As the base of their products, the custard is made in-house throughout the day promising the freshest, thickest, most decadent treat. 

Things to Do

Supporting local businesses has never been easier! A hop, skip and jump away from Lubbock, the Wolfforth Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

Stock up on local produce, hold baby bunnies, taste wine, snack on hand-spun cotton candy and shop artisan eats, decor, clothing and more! Take some time over the break to spruce the house up for spring with homemade candles and fresh flowers from local vendors.

It’s movie night and you want a unique experience. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is the perfect place for you! Showing the latest box office hits and occasional throwback films, the theater is also known for its award-winning cuisine, exceptional cocktails and craft beers. 

Whether you want to stop by for dinner and a movie or their weekly Tuesday trivia competition, add Alamo Drafthouse to your spring break itinerary! 

“For it’s one, two, three strikes you’re out. At the old ball game!”

A classic spring break pastime, enjoying a baseball game under the West Texas sun or stars is always a hit!

The nationally-ranked Texas Tech Baseball team has many home games over spring break! Watch the team take on Texas and New Mexico State at Rip Griffin Park. For a full schedule and ticket information, click here

Aim for the bullseye! Grab Axxes is Lubbock’s premier axe-throwing hall. Located on University Ave., this unique experience is suited for those 14 years or older. 

For $27.50 per person, rent out a lane and compete against your friends or family. With an on-site bar and occasional live music, this venue is a fun stop. If you’re looking for a girls’ night out, Thursday is ladies’ night and offers a 40% throwing discount! 

Reserve a lane here.


Soak up the weather spring break has to offer at one of Lubbock’s golf hot spots! 

For some family fun make your way over to GolfSuites Lubbock. GolfSuites invites all skill levels to join in teeing off to multiple targets while indulging in their delicious food and drinks. Price ranges from $23-$48/hr depending on the time and day of the week you attend. 

The Range is another great option with over 60 golf tees, cold beer, wood fired pizza and outdoor games. They are open 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to midnight. Have no fear about golfing in the dark as the driving range is lighted.

For a list of the best courses in Lubbock click here!

Spring break is finally here! Share your memories using #LiveLoveLubbock and let us know what your favorite eats and activities in the 806 are.


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