Frequently Asked Questions
If you have questions, we have answers!
Read below for common questions
asked about Lubbock.
Where is the Visit Lubbock office?
We’d love to see you! Stop by our office at 1500 Broadway, 6th Floor (the Wells Fargo Building) anytime between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Also, feel free to give us a call at 800.692.4035, and we can help answer any questions you have about Lubbock. Unfortunately, we are closed on the weekends and major holidays, but you can always find answers on this website or by reaching out to us via social media.
Where can I find information on upcoming events if I’m planning a trip to Lubbock?
There’s always something brewing in Lubbock. Whether it’s a musical production, special winery event, a collegiate athletic event or a popular cultural activity, there’s a lot to do in the “Hub City.” Check out our events calendar for an up-to-date list of what’s happening in Lubbock. While you’re planning your trip, let us send you a visitor’s guide. It’s the one-stop-shop when it comes to Lubbock information. Request a Lubbock visitor’s guide here.
Where can I find a listing of restaurants in Lubbock?
Lubbock offers an eclectic assortment of local dining hot spots as well as your favorite chain restaurants. With close to 1,000 eateries to choose from, you’re sure to find a spot that the whole family will enjoy. Check out our dining options to find the best restaurant for your needs.
What are the newest hotels in Lubbock?
The five newest hotels in Lubbock include the Courtyard by Marriott Lubbock Downtown, opened in 2014; Holiday Inn Express I-27, opened in 2013; Sleep Inn & Suites, opened in 2011; Holiday Inn Express Suites – West Lubbock, opened in 2010; and the Overton Hotel & Conference Center, opened in 2009. As the city grows, hotels are frequently being built in Lubbock. For the most current list, please visit our hotel listings page.
How many hotel rooms are in Lubbock?
Currently, there are more than 5,300 hotel rooms in the “Hub City.” To see a complete listing of Lubbock’s hotels, click here.
Can I find a hotel close to a specific area in town?
Yes. On the hotel listings page, you have the option to choose a specific area of town for where you would like to stay.
Where can I find admission fees and hours for attractions and museums?
The best way to search for attractions’ and museums’ admission fees and hours is by going to our attractions page. Once there, click on that venue’s website to find more information. As these periodically change, we advise you to look at the attraction’s or museum’s personal website.
What types of events does Lubbock offer sports enthusiasts?
Lubbock loves sports! You’ll find games of all levels and types from the Big 12 to high school playoffs. Find a schedule of sporting events here, including Texas Tech University and Lubbock Christian University games. For any other questions or information regarding sports in Lubbock, visit LubbockSports.org or contact us at 800.692.4035.
I’m interested in planning an event or meeting in Lubbock. Who should I contact?
Lubbock is an ideal location for meetings both large and small. We’ve hosted events ranging from 12,000 attendees to small, corporate meetings. We’d love to offer you assistance in planning your next event. Visit the Meet section of our website for more information, or give us a call at 800.692.4035.
Where can I find relocation or housing information if I’m interested in moving to Lubbock?
The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce offers relocation packets that include housing options. For more information, please call the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce at 806.761.7000. Also, we would be more than happy to mail you a Lubbock visitor’s guide that might be helpful for your future move. Request a visitor’s guide here.
What is Lubbock’s population?
The 2012 Census reports there are an estimated 236,326 people living in Lubbock.
What types of public transportation is offered in Lubbock?
There are a few options for taxi services in Lubbock:
- Yellow Cab – 806.765.7777
- City Cab – 806.765.7474
- Limousines by White Knights – 806.771.5466
- Uber – uber.com
- Lyft – lyft.com
Citibus offers public transportation via bus across Lubbock. For more information about Citibus, click here or call 806.712.2000.
I have a question about Parks & Recreation. Who should I contact?
For all Parks & Recreation questions, please contact the City of Lubbock at 806.775.3000.
I have a question about zoning violations. Who should I contact?
For all zoning questions, please contact the City of Lubbock’s Code Enforcement at 806.775.2111.
What is Lubbock’s sales tax rate?
8.25%, which includes both the state and local portions.
What is Lubbock’s hotel tax?
13%, which includes both the state and local portions.
Don’t see your question listed above? No worries! Give us a call at 800.692.4035 or reach out to us on one of our social media channels, and we can help answer any questions you may have about Lubbock.
We arrived in Lubbock this past Thursday and left Saturday. Everyone in Lubbock was so kind and welcoming. Hopefully our family will be moving there this summer.