LUBBOCK
# OF SONGS WRITTEN ABOUT LUBBOCK17
LUBBOCK-NATIVE BUDDY HOLLY’S REAL NAMECHARLES HARDIN HOLLY
POPULATION250,000
Home to Texas Tech, Lubbock is known as the Hub City for good reason. With a vibrant metropolitan scene, an underlying eclecticism when it comes to the college town feel, and that West Texas frontier spirit, Lubbock offer plenty to do, see, eat and visit.

There is some quirkiness here which generally equates to a whole lot of fun. Check out the Buddy Holly Center. Or how about spending an afternoon in Prairie Dog Town—the first protected home of prairie dogs. With fine art museums, natural history museums and even a wind power museum, Lubbock also does a good job of showing its cultural and educational side.
  • TEXAS TECH

    The sixth largest university in the state, Texas Tech has around 40,000 students in attendance. One of its athletic claims to fame: the Red Raiders football team. Playing in Jones AT&T Stadium, the team has yet to win a national title, but has turned out over 150 NFL players.

  • THE OUTDOORS

    You can’t miss the city scene while in Lubbock, but there are also a number of outdoor activities in and around the region. Visit Buffalo Springs Lake for some terrific fishing, hiking and waterskiing. You can also venture to Lak Allen Henry, Mackenzie Park and the Lubbock Arboretum.

  • LIVE PERFORMANCES

    This town loves to entertain. From live music to improv comedy, there always seems to be someplace to check out. Go to the summer showcase at the Buddy Holly Center or stop in the more quaint downtown venues such as the Funky Door Bistro & Wine Room and Fuzzy’s Tacos.

THE WEATHER
  • Winters are dry and fairly mild. Daily highs are in the upper-50s. Lubbock will get some occasional snow.

  • Spring is a beautiful time of year. April and May highs are around 80 degrees with lots of sunshine.

  • Summers are hot, but a little more mild than other Texas cities. Lubbock is pretty far north (within the state). Daily highs are in the low-90s.

  • Lubbock isn't a major tourist destination throughout the year. The one exception is fall Saturdays when alumni and visiting team fans come to watch the Texas Tech football games.