The Homewood Suites by Hilton Lubbock hotel is located just 10 minutes’ drive from the center of Lubbock, Buddy Holly’s birthplace. Guests staying at the day rooms can easily reach the Buddy Holly Center, or pose for pics beside the legend’s statue. Other nearby attractions include Joyland Amusement Park and the National Ranching Heritage Center, as well as local wineries. Within the hotel itself, the pet-friendly hourly rooms allow visitors to take advantage of free parking, an outdoor pool, and the hotel’s fitness center.
Eclectic Eateries – The local area has a diverse selection of dining options, with Seoul Restaurant to the east serving up traditional Korean dishes such as kimchi, bulgogi, and more. If Thai treats tickle your taste buds then head over to Bangkok Thai Restaurant for familiar fare including noodle soups and curries. But if it’s steaks, fondues, and pastas for which you hunger then The Funky Door Bistro & Wine Room has all you want, and live music too.
Buddy Holly Center – Located on the aptly named Crickets Avenue, the Buddy Holly Center is in the heart of Lubbock geographically as well as sentimentally. Fans of rock’s early days can find objects from the musical pioneer including guitars and personal belongings, and close by is the Buddy Holly Statue, ideal for souvenir photos.
Joyland Amusement Park – Not far off is the Joyland Amusement Park, a seasonal park brimming with old school charm and featuring rides suitable for visitors of all ages. There are plenty of snacks to keep your energy levels up, and water slides for those after aquatic adventures.
- National Ranching Heritage Center – Delve into the world of the Old West, American ranching, and frontier life at the National Ranching Heritage Center. You can tour the relocated historic buildings and peruse the artifacts of yesteryear at this museum, which is engaging for adults and children alike.
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Pet-friendly rooms (fee required).