Known locally as the “hub” of Lubbock County, Lubbock, Texas is the 11th most populous city in Texas. It was founded in 1890 when two smaller towns merged into one and took on the name Lubbock. The city is also home to two four-year institutions of higher education: Texas Tech University and Lubbock Christian University. With over 35,000 college students living in the Lubbock area, it could technically be called a college town.
Residents and visitors can enjoy taking a trip back in time by visiting the Stars & Stripes Drive-In Theatre, a very popular 1950’s style cafe. Speaking of the 1950’s, Lubbock is also the birthplace of rock and roll legend, Buddy Holly. Fans can visit the Buddy Holly Statue, the Buddy Holly Center, and find more Texas Legends at the West Texas Walk of Fame. Wine enthusiasts may want to visit Lubbock’s many wineries and vineyards. At the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, you can enjoy the sounds of Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and more. If you are in Lubbock near the holiday season, you won’t want to miss Ballet Lubbock’s performance of the Nutcracker. To learn more about things to do in Lubbock, visit the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce or the Lubbock Convention & Visitors Bureau.