How to Spend Spring Break in Lubbock

Written By Visit Lubbock Interns

March 03, 2023

By: 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

Prairie Dog Town

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! 

Science Spectrum Museum

The Science Spectrum and Omni Theater is offering special spring break hours and will be open until 6 p.m. March 11-19. The perfect activity for families with younger kids, the museum features many interactive exhibits, including the Butterflies Alive! event returning March 11 and running through the end of June. 

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 $14.50 for adults, $12 for children and seniors and $6.50 for members. 


Nothing is better than a little family-friendly competition! Lubbock is home to Whitewood Lanes, South Plains Lanes and Main Event. 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! 

Play Street Museum

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. 

Altitude Trampoline Park

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 $11/hour, $14/2 hours or $20 for all-day access Saturday or Sunday!

806 Eats

Hill Barbecue

The repurposed iconic Yellowhouse building is now home to some of the most authentic BBQ in West Texas. With a menu subject to change daily, you can try something new with each visit. 

Stop by Wednesday – Saturday for brisket breakfast tacos and espresso-based drinks in the morning. On weekends, notice additional menu items with service through dinner time!

Handmade sausage, pork belly, cheesy papas, brisket stew and more! If you’re craving barbecue, this is the place to be. 


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!

Fun Noodle Bar

With two locations, Fun Noodle Bar is a hip spot to change things up! The Asian cuisine is rich in flavor and made with high-quality ingredients. Dining here is an experience as you can watch the noodles be hand-stretched by the chef while you wait for your meal or enjoy an appetizer. 

The Steamed Bao and Beef Roasted Noodle Soup are must-tries. Add an original boba tea to your order for a sweet treat!

Capital Pizza

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.

J’s Creamery

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

Wollforth Farmers Market

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.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

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 Thursday trivia competition, add Alamo Drafthouse to your spring break itinerary! 

Texas Tech Baseball Game

“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 Iowa, UT Arlington and Oklahoma State at Rip Griffin Park. For a full schedule and ticket information, click here

Grab Axxes

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 $25 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.

Blue Light Live

Lubbock is known for its live music scene! In the evenings, you’ll find performances at many restaurants, bars and venues across town. 

The Blue Light Live has a sold lineup during spring break, including performances by Ronnie & The Redwoods, Will Banister and more! Stop by for a drink and a night of dancing or check out one of Lubbock’s other music venues for a chance to see your favorite local or touring artist. 

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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