Things to Do in Lubbock
After a restful night at Woodrow House Bed & Breakfast, guests will find an exciting, vibrant region of Texas awaits discovery.
Lubbock boasts excellent local restaurants, where visitors can enjoy a break from chains serving cookie-cutter cuisine. The South Plains also is known for its excellent array of wineries, and more than 80% of all grapes grown for Texas wineries are cultivated in our beautiful region of the state.
Fans of local music will love the Buddy Holly Museum and the West Texas Walk of Fame, while agriculture buffs will enjoy the National Ranching Heritage Center and the Bayer Museum of Agriculture – and these are just a few on Lubbock’s extensive museum list.
Texas Tech University enjoys a nationally recognized sports program, and the city frequently hosts noted cultural events and attracts international performance artists. There’s a lot to do – get an early start and then come back to Woodrow House and enjoy a glass of wine with Dawn & David!
Texas Tech University
Anytime is the perfect time to see a campus that novelists and journalists have hailed as one of the most beautiful in the nation! We provide opportunities throughout the year for you to visit campus.
National Ranching Heritage Center
This museum of ranching history, is located on the campus of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. The NRHC features almost 50 authentic ranch buildings dating from the late 18th to the mid-20th century.
Museum of Texas Tech University
The museum is an educational, scientific, cultural, and research element of Texas Tech University.
Buddy Holly Center
The Buddy Holly Center, a historical site, has dual missions; preserving, collecting and promoting the legacy of Buddy Holly and the music of Lubbock and West Texas, as well as providing exhibits on contemporary visual arts and music, for the purpose of educating and entertaining the public.
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
The Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, City Bank Auditorium/Coliseum and Moonlight Musicals Amphitheatre continue to be West Texas’ premiere, full-service facilities with an 8,300 seat Coliseum, 2,800 seat Auditorium, 300,000 square foot Civic Center and a lakeside Amphitheatre. Major trade shows, convention and consumer shows, meetings, and banquets have all discovered that our facilities can provide all the amenities needed to create a successful event.
Science Spectrum-Omni Theater
This education hub offers science & technology exhibits, classes, an aquarium & a 55-ft. dome movie screen.
Preston Smith International Airport
Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport is five miles north of Lubbock, in Lubbock County, Texas. Originally Lubbock International Airport, it was renamed in 2004 for former Texas governor Preston E. Smith, an alumnus of Texas Tech University.
Lubbock Convention & Visitors Website
Lubbock has grown into a vibrant and bustling city. While many things have changed since its incorporation in 1909, one thing has remained the same: Lubbock continues to be known for the charm and hospitality of its people. Visit the Lubbock Convention and Visitor website to learn more about visiting Lubbock.
American Wind Power Center
A museum for the American-style water pumping windmill and related exhibits on wind electric.
This venue cultivates, mentors and showcases talented West Texas performers and present an entertainment opportunity for the region, with live music and live theater performances.
Café J has long maintained a singular place in West Texas cuisine and the arts. Blending French techniques with Southwestern influences, an extensive wine selection, and original paintings, haute cuisine meets impeccable hospitality and service.
Choochai Thai Cuisine
Pad see ew, green curry & other Thai dishes from mild to spicy are offered with unpretentious flair.
One Guy From Italy Pizza
Pizza, calzones & traditional pastas are served in an old-school diner setting, with counter service.
Triple J Chophouse & Brew Co
Not just Lubbock’s only brew pub, but also a steakhouse where a comfortable atmosphere and a friendly service staff awaits you.
Cagle Steaks is a family-owned steakhouse serving rib-eye steaks aged and cooked how you like ‘em—on mesquite, with just the right amount of famous "Good Character Seasoning". Smoked salmon, grilled chicken, fajitas and a full line of barbeque items and plenty on the kids menu.
Double Nickel Steak House
Modern saloon-style venue offering steaks, seafood, a huge wine selection and handcrafted cocktails.
Orlando's Italian Restaurant
Orlando’s has been serving Lubbock their family recipes since 1965, earning the title of Lubbock’s oldest full-service restaurant. Come see why generation after generation enjoys Orlando’s Italian Food! Pizza, pasta, salads, sandwiches, and desserts. Only at Orlando’s!
Lubbock Avalanche Journal’s “Best of Lubbock”: "BEST PLACE TO HAVE A BEER" and "BEST BAR!"
La Diosa Cellars
Spanish bistro offering tapas, a long wine list & sangria in an art-filled space with live music.
Combination of gourmet pizzas, sandwiches, salads and over 100 craft beers, this is an authentic dining experience like no other.
Jazz-A Louisiana Kitchen
Featuring fine Cajun cuisine and great live music (Thursday-Sunday).
Las Brisas SW Steakhouse
Offering premium Angus steaks, seafood and other upscale cuisine with a southwest flair.
The Funky Door Bistro & Wine Room
Lubbock's newest fine dining and fondue restaurant and wine bar serving some of the most unique varietals of wines and the most eclectic pairings of food in the Texas panhandle.
A Texas fashion icon for both men and women, located in an historic building just across the street from Texas Tech University. This unique boutique is listed as one of the top 50 retails stores in Texas by “Lucky” magazine.
An eclectic mix of gifts, home décor, jewelry and fashion. Featuring baby essentials, comfort footwear for women, Jon Hart Luggage and Very Bradley Accessories. Pamper yourself!
Offering an eclectic mix of carefully-curated clothing, bright baubles, bold accessories, and playful gifts that are as fun to give as they are to receive.
T C Elli's
T C Elli's home to the most eclectic clothing and vibrant ensembles in the Hub City. From the warm vibes encompassing the store, to the charming staff members, this boutique is truly one of a kind.
South Plains Mall
South Plains Mall is a 1,200,000-square-foot shopping mall located in Lubbock, Texas. It is located at the southwest corner of Loop 289 and Slide Road in the busy shopping district of southwest Lubbock.
English Newsome Winery
Since 1988, CapRock Winery has been producing award winning wine. The superior wine quality and picturesque grounds create the best wine experience for all.
Llano Estacado Winery
Llano Estacado is the largest premium winery in Texas, producing wines of world-class quality.
McPherson Cellars Winery
Texas wines with a pioneering spirit. Kim McPherson, owner and winemaker is on a mission to use modern technology to make wines of distinction that have an old world feel and character.
Train Station Antiques
Considered to be one of the leading malls of its type in all of west Texas and the surrounding area, there are over 24,00 square feet packed with thousands of interesting and exciting items.
Rawls Golf Course
The Rawls Course is the home of the Texas Tech Red Raiders golf teams.
Meadowbrook Golf Course
This wonderful par 72 (6,522 yards) golf course features tree-lined fairways on almost every hole.
Shadow Hills Golf Course
Shadow Hills is an 18-hole, 72-par, premier golfing facility and offers a fully-stocked golf pro shop and full-service grill.
Hillcrest Golf and Country Club is a private club that offers a comfortable atmosphere and extraordinary amenities to families in and around the Lubbock area.
Stone Gate Golf Course
Stone Gate Golf Course is unlike any golf course experience in West Texas. Their combination of picturesque golf layout, exceptional practice facilities, and friendly staff provide a relaxed environment for serious golfers as well as the weekend warrior.
South Plains Lanes
A great spot for parties! Also the #1 spot for leagues in Lubbock, with a pro shop onsite. Stop by the 11th Frame Lounge for a full-service bar and big screen TVs.
Cinemark Tinseltown Lubbock
First-run movie theater.
Cinemark Movies 16
First-run movie theater.
Stars & Stripes Drive-In Theatre
Retro setting, with three outdoor screens for double features, plus an on-site American cafe.
Provides a venue to cultivate, mentor and showcase talented West Texas performers and present an entertainment opportunity for the region, with live music and live theater performances.
United Spirit Arena
United Supermarkets Arena is a multi-purpose arena on the campus of Texas Tech University.
School of Music
Check the website for the calendar of events for the Texas Tech School of Music.