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Feb 12, 2016

Top 3 Questions About Planning Meetings in Lubbock

Lubbock has become a popular city for meetings and events, especially for event planners who are looking for a unique culture, fun things to do and that famous Texas hospitality. But like all cities, there are a few questions that the Visit Lubbock Team frequently hears from planners considering Lubbock. If you’re thinking about hosting a meeting or event in the “Hub City,” check out these top FAQs.

Question 1: Is Lubbock hard to get to?

Lubbock is located in West Texas and is not difficult to get to. In fact, Lubbock is centrally located to many larger cities and is easily accessible from places like Dallas, Fort Worth, Albuquerque and Oklahoma City. The Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport receives many non-stop flights daily from major cities. Currently, travelers can book flights into Lubbock with American Airlines, Southwest Airlines or United Airlines. For visitors traveling by car, Lubbock is easily accessible thanks to five major highways that intersect Lubbock.

Lubbock Texas Map

Read more about transportation to and around Lubbock here.

Question 2: What is there to do in Lubbock?

Lubbock is an epicenter of entertainment and attractions in West Texas. This is, after all, a Texas music town that the famous Buddy Holly once called home. Today, it has a wide variety of venues featuring live music seven days a week. And that’s just the start. Lubbock is on par with larger Texas cities for its performing arts and museums. The city is home to the famous Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, Lubbock Moonlight Musicals and Cactus Theater. In addition, the city has its own Stars & Stripes Drive-In Theatre—named the No. 3 drive-in in the U.S. by TripAdvisor.

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Lubbock Moonlight Musicals

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Stars & Stripes Drive-In Theatre

 

The city has dozens of museums to choose from, like its famous Buddy Holly Center that’s dedicated to the late musician and features works of other talented artists. Other fantastic museums to spend your day in are the Silent Wings Museum (featuring an impressive collection of vintage aircrafts from World War II), the National Ranching Heritage Center (a tangible look into the way of life for early ranchers with 48 authentic structures on-site) and, of course, the Museum of Texas Tech University (where you’ll find more than 5 million objects on exhibit). We can’t leave out the fact that Lubbock is home to five award-winning wineries that offer tastings and tours for visitors, and the city is also home to Texas Tech University, a Big 12 school featuring a variety of art, sports and events.

National Ranching Heritage Center

National Ranching Heritage Center

Silent Wings Museum

Silent Wings Museum

Want to know what the locals say are the best things to do in Lubbock? Find out here.

Question 3: Are there quality hotels and meeting venues in Lubbock?

Yes! Lubbock has dozens of high-end, full-service and extended stay hotels for out-of-towners, including Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham, Embassy Suites, Hyatt Place and many more (55 hotels and growing!). The Overton Hotel & Conference Center by Texas Tech University is the only AAA Four-Diamond hotel in West Texas and offers 20,000 square feet of meeting space. Each year, the city sees thousands of visitors at the 300,000-square-foot Lubbock Memorial Civic Center for conventions, meetings and events. Also, if you’re looking for something a little different and a little more West Texas, consider a meeting at one of Lubbock’s award-winning wineries or at a local museum.

Overton Hotel & Conference Center

Overton Hotel & Conference Center

American Wind Power Center

American Wind Power Center

Don’t just take our word for it. Read about what planners love most about Lubbock here.