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Popular amenities for Lubbock vacation rentals

Stay near Lubbock's top sights

United Supermarkets Arena19 locals recommend
Jones AT&T Stadium19 locals recommend
Maxey Park7 locals recommend
Texas Tech University70 locals recommend
West End Center10 locals recommend
Walmart Supercenter21 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Lubbock

  • Total rentals

    1K properties

  • Total number of reviews

    55K reviews

  • Family-friendly rentals

    790 properties are a good fit for families

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    410 properties allow pets

  • Rentals with a pool

    60 properties have a pool

  • Rentals with dedicated workspaces

    650 properties have a dedicated workspace

Your guide to Lubbock

All About Lubbock

In the southeastern corner of the Texas Panhandle, the town of Lubbock is known for its vibrant arts scene, with state-of-the-art theaters, museums, and galleries. Almost every night, you’re sure to find live music happening somewhere, whether it be at one of the city’s many performance halls, a local dive, or on the patio of a craft brewery. Lubbock also produces the best wines in Texas — some 90 percent of the wine grapes grown in the state come from the area. There are several vineyards and wineries in town who welcome day tasters.

Lubbock is a college town, home to Texas Tech University, whose museum includes Lubbock Lake Landmark, an archaeological and natural history preserve. Located at the northern edge of the city, the site shows evidence of almost 12,000 years of human habitation in the region. The campus museum also includes the 27-acre National Ranching Heritage Center, an outdoor historical park packed with original structures including a railroad depot, saddle store, and homesteads. After a day of seeing the sights, stop by one of Lubbock’s barbecue restaurants.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Lubbock

The best times to visit Lubbock are spring and fall, when temperatures are warm but not too hot, and the weather is perfect for exploring the town’s outdoor entertainment. Summers can get quite hot, so be sure to pack appropriate sun protection. Lubbock has a thriving cultural scene, with something going on almost every day of the week, with many exciting festivals happening in summer and fall. In July, an arts festival recognizes local visual and performance artists with two days of events. Lubbock Uncorked celebrates the region’s wine production with tastings, wine dinners, and live music each November. Temperatures drop in winter, but they don’t often go below freezing, and the city rarely sees snow.

Top things to do in Lubbock

The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences

Dedicated to the pioneering singer, who hailed from Lubbock, the Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences in the city’s cultural district began the area’s revitalization efforts. The venue includes two world-class theaters where aspiring artists and renowned musicians come to perform. You can grab a bite in its bistro and enjoy performances from Lubbock’s ballet troupe and orchestra.

American Wind Power Center and Museum

As you approach the city of Lubbock, you’ll notice miles of enormous wind turbines generating energy via their gigantic blades. Learn more about the history and evolution of windmills with a visit to the American Windmill Museum. You’ll discover fascinating facts on the power of modern windmills, as well as the useful traits of historic grain-grinding and water-pumping mills.

Prairie Dog Town

Just north of the city of Lubbock, the Mackenzie Recreational Area is a 542-acre park offering a variety of recreational activities. One highlight of the park is Prairie Dog Town, where you can watch from afar as black-tailed prairie dogs (ground squirrels) pop in and out of hundreds of burrows. Watch the show from a viewing pavilion that overlooks the field where they live.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Lubbock?

    Lubbock experiences a semi-arid climate. Summers can be quite hot with temperatures frequently reaching 95°F (35°C), while winters are relatively mild with daily highs averaging around 55°F (13°C). The city receives a fair amount of sunshine all year round, making it a great place to explore outdoor attractions.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Lubbock?

    Lubbock is a hub of cultural attractions and natural beauty. Visitors often enjoy exploring the Buddy Holly Center, the Silent Wings Museum, or the American Wind Power Center. For nature lovers, Lubbock Lake Landmark is a must-visit site with its outdoor trails and archaeological exhibits.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Lubbock?

    The most frequented time to visit Lubbock is during the spring and fall when the weather is most pleasant. Popular events include the National Cowboy Symposium in September, celebrating cowboy culture, and the West Texas Running Club's events, held throughout the year.

  • What are the best places to stay in Lubbock?

    Downtown Lubbock is a popular area to stay for its close proximity to various attractions like the Buddy Holly Center and dining options. The Depot District is another favorite with its vibrant nightlife and arts scene. For a quieter stay, consider the Clapp Park area, known for its peaceful parks.

  • What are the best places to visit in Lubbock?

    Lubbock is home to a variety of attractions. The Buddy Holly Center, dedicated to the famed musician, the Museum of Texas Tech University, and the Prairie Dog Town are popular sites. The Caprock Winery, though not suggesting alcohol, is also a notable location known for its architecture and vineyard tours.

  • What are some hiking trails in Lubbock?

    Lubbock offers several hiking spots for outdoor enthusiasts. The Lubbock Lake Landmark Trail provides a mix of archaeological interest and natural beauty. The Canyon Lakes System includes several parks with trails around the six lakes of Lubbock. The Mae Simmons Park also has a trail system worth exploring.

  • What are some family activities to do in Lubbock?

    For family fun, Lubbock offers the Science Spectrum Museum and Omni Theater, ideal for engaging children in science. Joyland Amusement Park is also a popular choice with rides and games. Families can also enjoy nature at Mackenzie Park, which houses the Joyland Amusement Park and the Prairie Dog Town.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Lubbock?

    Begin your adventure exploring the Buddy Holly Center, delving into the life and music of the famous rock and roll pioneer. Next, visit the Silent Wings Museum to understand the history of the World War II glider program. For nature enthusiasts, a trip to the Lubbock Lake Landmark, known for its archaeological and natural history, is often recommended. Finally, head to the American Wind Power Center to learn about the role of wind energy in human history.

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Lubbock?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 650 vacation rentals in Lubbock featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Lubbock?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Lubbock. Choose from more than 410 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.

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