Social Distancing: Your Guide to a Visit Lubbock Staycation

Written By McKenna Dowdle

March 17, 2020

Lubbock is known for its thriving music and arts community, beautiful landscape and eclectic culinary scene. This summer, put a social distance twist on Lubbock’s main attractions. Whether you order in from local restaurants or make your way out to explore nearby canyons and parks, we have put together the ultimate guide to your spring break staycation. 

Take out or Dine in

In response to recent guidelines passed, a number of local restaurants have now opened their doors to allow a 25% capacity for dining in, including Cafe J, Burklee Hill Tasting Room, Picoso’s Mexican Kitchen and more. Feel like ordering takeout instead? A number of local restaurants offer takeout or drive-thru options, including Evie Mae’s, Tova Coffee and The West Table Kitchen & Bar, located downtown. Lubbock also has a variety of food trucks across the city to try! For more information on local restaurants’ drive-thru, delivery and curbside options, click here

Another great resource for ordering food is through a mobile application delivery service. The following applications currently service Lubbock:

  • Butler! 
  • Uber Eats
  • Favor
  • Grub Hub

Explore Lubbock’s Canyons and Parks

This is the ideal time to decompress and explore the beautiful nearby canyons the region has to offer. Whether you enjoy hiking, mountain biking or anything in between,  now is the opportunity to reset with a breath of fresh air. Local areas such as Ransom Canyon and Caprock Canyons State Park are open to the public, offering a plethora of activities to do and sites to see, including the Bruno Steel House or Dunbar Lake. Plan a day trip and travel an hour and a half north to  Palo Duro Canyon State Park, the second-largest canyon in the U.S. There you will find a diverse selection of activities to choose from.

It’s no secret Lubbock has a variety of parks around the city to choose from. This weekend, make your way to MacKenzie Park and visit Prairie Dog Town. Whether they’re eating veggies or running around, here you’ll find yourself mindlessly observing prairie dogs for hours. This is one Lubbock gem you don’t want to miss. Don’t forget your carrots! 

Pro tip: Rideshare services in Lubbock like Uber and Lyft operate in Lubbock, so take advantage and call for a ride today!

Make the most of your time in the 806 and be sure to tag us using #LiveLoveLubbock!


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