Lubbock Travel Guide

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West Texas will forever be one of my favorite places on earth, especially my beloved Lubbock, Texas. Lubbock is the home of my alma mater, Texas Tech University, and is the backdrop of the three years that brought me lifelong friends, cherished memories, and a fantastic education. I will try not to go on and on about Lubbock and my time there, but it is such a gem of a place that you absolutely need to visit, regardless of if you’re attending a Texas Tech event or not. With that being said, you most likely will be visiting campus at some point if you do go to Lubbock, since it is a college town (it is also the home of Lubbock Christian University and South Plains College in nearby Levelland), so I hope you enjoy its beauty if you do.

Buckle up tight, folks. I hope you’re ready to see some vintage Carly photos and get a glimpse of my favorite things to do in the Hub city:

Visiting Texas Tech Campus (Oh how I love & miss you): If you are curious about becoming or are planning on being a student at Tech, please, PLEASE feel free to message me! I was involved in a lot of student organizations that are near and dear to my heart, including being a recruiter for potential students, so this is a subject I’m very passionate about. You’ll see some of my favorite campus traditions below, but here is a list to learn even more about Texas Tech’s traditions and history.

Sporting Events: We love us some sports in the LBK. If you have the opportunity to attend a game at Jones AT&T Stadium or the United Supermarkets Arena, GO (and then drop me a message about how amazing your first tortilla toss experience is).

Favorite Restaurants, Coffee Shops, Bars & Wineries:

  1. Triple J
  2. Capital Pizza
  3. Pancake House
  4. Orlando’s
  5. Thai Pepper
  6. Caprock Cafe
  7. Funky Door
  8. La Diosa Cellars
  9. Cafe J
  10. Twisted Root
  11. One Guys
  12. J’s Creamery
  1. J&B Coffee (What I wouldn’t give for a Caramel Cowboy right now)
  2. Yellow House
  3. Sugar Browns
  1. Chimy’s
  2. Cricket’s
  3. Blue Light
  4. Library
  5. McPherson Cellars
  6. Llano Estacado
  7. Adelphos Cellars

Things to Do:

T.C. Elli’s

Chrome

Piper

Malouf’s

West End Center

The Weather: Lubbock is famous for its dust storms and wild weather in general. When somebody tells you to be prepared for the temperature to fluctuating drastically four times in a day, they ain’t lying to you, I promise. You can see some of my own dust storm experiences below, but if you don’t believe me, check out this Washington Post article.

Love and miss you forever, Lubs.

CEW

3 thoughts on “Lubbock Travel Guide

    1. The Cowboys are always a good place to start! 🙂 I love West Texas, but it’s about a 5 hour drive from both the Dallas-Fort Worth and Austin areas, so I would push it back to the end of a visit or put it as a stop on a second visit if I was headed to Texas for the first time.

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