Tag: History

Introducing the 2015 Visitor’s Guide

We at Visit Lubbock like to start the New Year off with a bang! Not only did we launch our new website, but we are introducing the amazing 2015 Visitor’s Guide! The guide is hot off the press and now on the shelves around Lubbock and the surrounding region. We can’t wait for you to

Destination Spotlight – All Aboard the Polar Express

The Polar Express Rides into Lubbock

A magical journey awaits your family in Lubbock this holiday season. Each year, the Polar Express Train Ride makes its way through the “Hub City” bringing joy and cheer to its passengers. This year is no different, and I’m excited to feature the attraction as this month’s Destination Spotlight! At its new location, 103 N.

McCartney’s Lubbock Playlist

Before “Hey Jude” or “Yellow Submarine” there were other hits that inspired Paul McCartney and helped pave the way for a young group of rock ’n’ roll lads that called themselves, The Beatles. It was Buddy Holly’s unique sound and hits like “That’ll Be The Day” and “Rave On” that set The Beatles’ imaginations on

Happy Birthday, Buddy!

A weekend full of music and fun celebrating the one and only, Buddy Holly? Count me in! Join the Buddy Holly Center for Buddy’s 78th Birthday Bash on Saturday, Sept. 6 and Sunday, Sept. 7. Here’s how you can celebrate: Saturday, Sept. 6: “Jive” on over to the Poodle Skirt Workshop from 1 – 2:30

Destination Spotlight – Lubbock Lake Landmark

Did you know that Smithsonian Magazine recently named a Lubbock attraction as one of the top five destinations to see evidence of first Americans? That’s right! The Lubbock Lake National Historic Landmark (2401 Landmark Drive) has shown archaeological history dating back 12,000 years! We here at Visit Lubbock like to say we’ve been welcoming visitors

Is it Football Season Yet?

Say what you will. There is nothing quite like the college football experience at Texas Tech. After silencing their critics with an upset win over Arizona State at last year’s Holiday Bowl, Davis Webb will lead the charge into Jones AT&T Stadium when the Red Raiders open up their season on August 30 against Central

Win BIG with the National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration

Hey y’all! It’s that time of year again. Fall in Lubbock means cooler weather, Texas Tech football and, most importantly, the National Cowboy Symposium & Celebration. If you want to get in on the celebration, we are going to give you a chance to win a two-night stay at the MCM Eleganté Hotel, which is

To Movoto with Love

Recently Movoto posted a blog, which attempted to analyze the excitement of a city with cold, hard numbers. Sounds pretty quizzical, right? So we decided to send a love letter to the folks over at Movoto inviting them to use a different perspective when evaluating the “fun factor” of a city. This love letter is

Lubbock’s Summer Must-Sees

The heat is up, school is out (well, for most students) and vacations are being planned! These are just a few reasons why summer is my favorite season of the year. A close second has to be the fall because of Texas Tech football! Whether you reside in Lubbock or are paying us a special

Day 8’s “Hub City Hot Spot” is…

Museum of Texas Tech University In celebration of National Travel and Tourism Week (May 3-11), the Visit Lubbock Team surveyed thousands of past visitors to Lubbock by asking them to share their favorite places to visit, eat and see. Based on those responses, we determined the top nine locations that past visitors feel everyone should