What Others Are Saying

The Talk of Texas

See what some of our visitors have to say about
our West Texas hospitality, thriving cultural
scene, top-of-the-line music and more!

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The Proof

As the 6th most visited Metropolitan Statistical Area in Texas (Texas Destinations 2013, prepared for the Office of the Governor, Economic Development and Tourism Divisions), Lubbock is making headlines around the state, nation and world!

Why they Visit

“The value in receiving this prestigious recognition is that it comes from the United States’ top meeting professionals who hold events in the South. These planners demand the highest level of customer service and quality facilities, and they have contributed in determining that Visit Lubbock indeed displays the commitment to professionalism, creativity and service that they require.”

ConventionSouthMagazine; Visit Lubbock receives Readers' Choice Award

"Meeting Planners and event organizers from across the country look for unique destinations in the South to hold their meetings and events, and ConventionSouth’s 2016 list of the ‘South’s Top 10 Small Markets with Big Music” provides these planners with interesting insights on some of the South’s most alluring smaller cities for musical fun."

ConventionSouth Magazine; Lubbock lands on list of top 10

"In addition to a lively business scene and arts culture, Lubbock provides plentiful shopping and dining venues that provide ample entertainment for visitors. Come to Lubbock to support the Red Raiders, but stick around the explore the region's numerous cultural pursuits."

Examiner.com; by Ramsey Qubein

"With every twist and turn we made on this trip, we were exposed to something new and unique - uniquely Lubbock that is to say. By the time we left, I had fallen in love with this West Texas town."

The Tribune Newspapers; by Cynthia Calvert

“People here work hard to make a living, but my weekend visit proved they appreciate playing hard, too.”

Texas Highways Magazine, Weekender; by Melissa Gaskill

“This is a very roundabout way of urging you, should you find yourself in Texas anytime soon, to break your Dallas stopover with a trip to Lubbock in West Texas.”“…with Daniel and all at Visit Lubbock, my pilgrimage to Buddy’s hometown and his grave was a special moment for this lifetime fan.” 

The Morning Bulletin in Rockhampton, Australia; by Greg Wilkes

“It’s tough to have a more historic foundation than Lubbock. Preservationists work hard here to promote and protect Lubbock’s rich Western history.”

True West Magazine

“The city has a thriving arts community and inventive eateries…”

CAA Magazine; by Adam McCulloch

“Those who take time to explore the “Hub City” will find a notable wine scene, thanks to the High Plains’ bounty of vineyards, an influential music scene and a fascinating selection of museums."

Texas Highways Magazine

Start Planning

To learn about all the great things to see and do while in Lubbock, check out the What to Do section of our site, or call 806.747.5232 or 800.692.4035.


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