By: Maggi Gallaspy
Roses are red, violets are blue and Lubbock is for lovers like you! When it comes to planning your Valentine’s Staycation, Lubbock doesn’t skip a beat. From hotel packages to curated menus and entertainment options, enjoy a v-day stay-cay in the LBK!
In this city where art, music and culture collide, the holidays in “Hub City” are like no other. Whether you’ve lived here your whole life or are new to the area, get ready to explore your own backyard this February.
Downtown Lubbock is the perfect place to choose as your homestead for the week! With many restaurants and events close by, choosing a hotel downtown will put you a short drive or walk away to many items on our Valentine’s itinerary.
Cotton Court Hotel
The Cotton Court Hotel opened its doors in 2020 and sits along the iconic bricks of Broadway. Steps away from Lubbock’s business and cultural district, the Cotton Court Hotel is the perfect place to base your Valentine’s getaway at.
This year, they’re offering a Love Is In The Air package. Valid for stays from February 12th – 18th, 2023, this package includes relaxed guest room accommodations for two. Upon arrival, guests will receive a welcome amenity of champagne and mini desserts. Guests may also enjoy a locally inspired breakfast for two at their Midnight Shift restaurant.
A destination within itself, the Cotton Court hotel is also home to on-site music performances, a vast courtyard filled with activities, fire pits and a heated resort pool. Look no further for a spot to relax during your free time with Cotton Court’s immense amenities.
Calling all movie lovers! MCM Eleganté has partnered with Lubbock’s celebrated Cactus Theater to offer three different Valentine’s packages.
On February 14, the Cactus Theater is hosting a special screening of the classic romance film, “Sleepless in Seattle.” Couples can choose to enjoy the screening alone or add on dinner and a one-night stay at the MCM Eleganté in downtown Lubbock.
The first couples package includes heavy hors d’oeuvres before the movie and the film screening at Cactus Theater.
Couples who choose the second package will enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres before the movie, the screening, and a ride to MCM Eleganté that includes dinner for two.
The last package includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, the screening, dinner following the film and a king suite for an overnight stay with breakfast the next morning.
Package pricing and event ticket can be found here!
Whether you choose to spend one night or a week celebrating your love in Lubbock, there are many events and activities to fill your time with. Take a look at our must-do Valentine’s events happening soon.
Sunday, February 12
The first item on our ultimate Valentine’s to-do list is a stop at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. Enjoy a Valentine’s-inspired brunch while watching the classic Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan film, “You’ve Got Mail.” Make plans to get your tickets ahead of time, as they are sure to sell out soon!
Spend Sunday afternoon getting checked in to your hotel of choice. While planning out the rest of your stay, head over to the bar and try Lubbock’s famous cocktail, the Chilton.
Whether you’re staying at the Cotton Court Hotel or not, dinner at the Midnight Shift is a great idea. From their curry-fried cauliflower to the steak frites and black forest brownie, this dining experience is one to look forward to.
Monday, February 13
After your day of relaxing or exploring Lubbock, choose from one of two Valentine’s experiences best suited to you and your loved one.
Country music lovers can spend an evening at the Cactus Theater for the Lookin’ for Love pre-Valentine’s show. Johnny Lee and the Urban Cowboy Band have curated the perfect set list full of classic love songs and country melodies. Tickets are on sale now!
From thrill seekers to wine connoisseurs and everyone in between, this activity will make your Valentine’s staycation unforgettable. End your evening with a unique, interactive dining experience at Burklee Hill Vineyards. The ‘Til Death Do We Part Murder Mystery Wine Dinner is from 6 to 9 p.m. and includes a five-course gourmet dinner by Chef Bobby Bridges.
Tuesday, February 14
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Don’t play heart to get. Book your spa package now. Is there any better way to start Valentine’s Day than with a relaxing trip to the Woodhouse Day Spa? Choose between their classic couple’s massage options or their four Valentine’s Day Packages. The Valentine’s packages offer a variety of spa services, including facials, body wraps, massages and pedicures.
That’s amore! Continue your slow-paced morning with lunch at Stella’s. This long-time, family-owned restaurant offers a warm ambiance and serves Italian entrees. Whether you’re in the mood for a fast deli lunch or a sit-down Italian meal, eating at Stella’s will satisfy your cravings.
I love you with all my art. The day’s not over yet! It’s time to find your inner artist. East Lubbock Art House is hosting a Sip n’ Paint event from 6 – 9 p.m. Kits are $35 per person and include supplies, a canvas, drinks and dessert. Leave this event with a memento from this staycation of a lifetime!
Brie mine. For dinner, make reservations at The Nicolett. This restaurant is a fine-dining destination with a focus on High Plains cuisine. Named after the first hotel in the area, The Nicolett celebrates everything that is West Texas. Guests can enjoy the Valentine’s tasting menu in the dining room or dreamy greenhouse at 5:30 or 8 p.m. Advanced reservations are required.
Wednesday, February 15
Before making the short journey home, stop by Ninety-Two Bakery and Café for one last treat.
The February specials include a chocolate-covered strawberry cold brew, sweetheart shortbread cookie, strawberry cheesecake danish and a gluten-free chocolate raspberry cupcake. Yum!
We hope your stay in the LBK was a sweet treat this Valentine’s season. Share your favorite 806 Valentine’s-inspired memories using #LiveLoveLubbock.
By: Maggi Gallaspy
By: Maggi Gallaspy
By: Maggi Gallaspy
By: Visit Lubbock Interns