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Where to Stay When Visiting Texas Tech

Friday, June 24th, 2011

Lubbock Texas Bed and Breakfasts welcome prospective Texas Tech students and their families.

A campus visit is an essential part any college search. If you or your child is going to spend several years at Texas Tech, you should know what the campus is like. You should know what the town is like. You should walk among the citizens of Lubbock for a time.

Jones AT&T Stadium

Jones AT&T Stadium at Texas Tech.

There is a Texas Bed and Breakfast quite close to Texas Tech. Ask the innkeepers what it’s like to live by the campus. Sleep there. Wake up early and, after a tasty, home made breakfast, tour the campus on your own or with a guide.

Guided tours and information sessions take place Mondays through Thursdays during the month of July, and Mondays through Fridays in August. Tours are also available on Saturdays, though information sessions are not. Techsan Previews are available Fridays in July – contact Texas Tech to learn more about this cutting edge look at campus.

It’s worth taking the time to visit several college campuses, even if doing so requires a good deal of travel through the Texas Panhandle. While visiting Texas Tech, you’ll be comfortable in a Bed and Breakfast Texas.

More information about visiting Texas Tech is available at Visit Texas Tech.

American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

The American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame and Museum is located in Amarillo. If you happen to be traveling about the Texas Panhandle – whether for business or pleasure – consider stopping by this fascinating museum.

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Visit the American Quarterhorse Hall of Fame and Museum in Amarillo, Texas.

The American Quarter Horse is descended from English horses and the Chickasaw breed (descendant of Arabia and Barb horses originally brought to this country by the Spanish). The American Quarter Horse is a sturdy, agile horse with speed, power, and an agreeable temperament. The breed was favored by cowboys during the 1800s, and remains a popular rodeo horse today.

The American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame in Amarillo details the lives and careers of the most famous and unforgettable American Quarter Horses. Learn about Dash for Cash and First Dash Down – two of the greatest race sires to live, and the great Streakin Six. And learn about the people who help ensure that American Quarter Horses remain a hard working, gentle breed.

Exhibitions in the American Quarter Horse Museum reveal the history of the breed and modern activities. The museum features audio-visual displays, hands-on exhibits, art and artifacts. The gift shop and boutique are also worth a look.

Amarillo is just two hours north of Lubbock Texas Bed and Breakfasts. The American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame & Museum is a fun day trip for folks visiting Lubbock or the Texas Panhandle, and a must-see for anyone interested in horses.

Lubbock’s First Friday Art Trail

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Lubbock is a thriving university town with a whole lot of creative residents. It is well known for its music scene, and with good reason: Buddy Holly was born here after all. Yet music isn’t the only art embraced by Lubbock; plan a getaway at a Lubbock, TX, Bed and Breakfast and discover the fine arts of the Texas Panhandle.

Lubbock devotes itself to the arts on the first Friday of each month, between 6:00 and 9:00 p.m. Art enthusiasts may walk, bike, or drive to the different participating venues on the First Friday Art Trail, or enjoy a guided tour and a free trolley ride. There are currently fourteen regularly participating First Friday Art Trail venues, and more are welcome to join.

Venues include the Tornado Gallery, McPherson Cellars, and Art on Texas Avenue – a commercial art gallery created to “promote art appreciation in the Texas Panhandle Region.” Larger venues include the Museum of Texas Tech University, the Municipal Garden and Arts Center, and the Buddy Holly Center.

Let the arts be a part of your next Lubbock Texas Bed and Breakfast vacation. Visit Lubbock on the first Friday of the month, and follow the First Friday Art Trail to see the finest art in Lubbock. It’s a delightful addition to any Lubbock Texas travel, whether you are in town for business, pleasure, or to visit a student at Texas Tech.

Additional information about the Lubbock First Friday Art Trail may be found at www.ffat.org.

Romantic Weekend in Matador

Monday, November 15th, 2010

If you are planning a romantic weekend in the Texas Panhandle, consider a bed and breakfast in Matador. The hospitality you’ll find at Matador TX bed and breakfasts is matchless.

Matador is located 90 minutes northeast of Lubbock – the perfect distance for a romantic getaway. It is also just an hour south of Caprock Canyons State Park, where you’ll find breathtaking scenery and a wild, beautiful landscape. Spend a day hiking or biking in Caprock Canyons, and then return to your romantic lodging.

You’ll cherish the peace and tranquility you find at your bed and breakfast Matador, a small town in the Texas Panhandle.

Old Motley County Jail

Visit the Old Motley County Jail when in Matador.

Palo Duro Canyon

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Palo Duro Canyon, originally uploaded by Misanthrope_.

Two hours north of Lubbock is a wild and rugged place called Palo Duro Canyon. 120 miles long, 20 miles wide at points, and up to 800 feet deep, it is impressive, to say the least. Indeed, some say it is the second largest canyon in the US, after the Grand Canyon. When next you find yourself staying in a Texas Panhandle bed and breakfast with time to explore, consider a trip to Palo Duro Canyon State Park.

The park is comprised of just under 30,000 acres of the northern stretch of the canyon. Numerous trails traverse the park; there are 30 miles of marked trails in all. Mountain biking and horseback riding are permitted throughout the park. If you are interested in horseback riding, guided rides are available by the stables (along with horses).

The Texas Panhandle is vast. Once here, comfortably housed in a Panhandle bed and breakfast, you may as well explore the region. Palo Duro Canyon State Park is a destination worth visiting. It is possible to make the journey from Lubbock and back in a day. Don’t forget your camera.

Caprock Canyons

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

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The Texas Panhandle is full of surprises. One surprise is Caprock Canyons State Park, outside of Quitaque, Texas (about 2 hours from Lubbock). Quitaque is primarily a ranching and farming community, but people travel from all over the world to visit Caprock Canyons State Park. Isn’t it time you stay in a bed and breakfast Panhandle Texas and explore all this area has to offer? (more…)

2010 Commencement

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

Texas Tech graduates!, originally uploaded by littleneener.

In May, 2010, the colleges and universities of Lubbock will recognize the great achievement of the Classes of 2010. After years of hard work, students will at last hold their diplomas in hand. If someone you love is among them, shouldn’t you be there, too? Lubbock Bed and Breakfasts are ready to welcome you.

Commencement for both Wayland Baptist University and Lubbock Christian University is on May 8, 2010. South Plains College recognizes it’s graduates on May 14, and Texas Tech University Commencement takes place the weekend of May 14 and 15, 2010.

Be there for your students. Sure, they’ll be busy with friends and functions, but they’ll want you there. Bed and Breakfasts Lubbock allow you to have your own space while being near your graduates. (more…)

Mardi Gras in Lubbock

Monday, February 15th, 2010

Mardi Gras in Lubbock Texas is a great excuse to eat too much good food and listen to great music. Plan your trip to a Lubbock bed and breakfast now, so you will be sure to be in town for this fun event.

Celebrate Mardi Gras while helping a good cause.

Fat Tuesday is February 23, 2010. Lubbock’s Meals on Wheels in hosting a Mardi Gras feast at the Civic Center Exhibit Hall from 5:30 – 9pm. Over 35 restaurants are providing food, and as you nosh your way through them all you can sashay to the tunes of The Shinn/Turner Dixieland Band. (more…)

Loving Lubbock During the Holidays

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

If you live in one of the many towns of the Texas Panhandle, now is a great time to throw some luggage in the car and head to Lubbock for a holiday getaway and shopping spree.

Lubbock has quite a few events intended to put folks in a holiday mood, particular in the way of music and theater. The Garza Theater presents a musical adaptation of the Dickens Classic “A Christmas Carol” through much of December. The Cactus Theater presents a variety of holiday shows, from Michael Martin Murphy’s Cowboy Christmas, a Cactus Family Christmas, and Sanders Family Christmas. (more…)

Loving Lubbock

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

If you are looking for things to do in Lubbock Texas, you won’t have to look hard. Travel to Lubbock occurs for many reasons, not least of which is the fact that Lubbock is a sort of oasis in the Texas Panhandle. Home to Texas Tech University and several other colleges, this vibrant town draws thousands of students. There is always great music playing somewhere in the city, whether your taste is alternative or classic – the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra has a solid reputation and an interesting season each year.

Of course, Lubbock is perhaps best known among certain folks at being home to legendary singer Buddy Holly. No trip to Lubbock would be complete without a stop at the Buddy Holly Center, in a refurbished historic railway depot. Celebrating not only the man himself, but also West Texas music and musicians in general, the Center is one of those essential places that you really must visit while in Lubbock. It is also houses the Texas Musicians Hall of Fame and a Fine Arts Gallery.

The National Ranching Heritage Center does an excellent job relating what life was and is like for hard working ranchers and their families. 36 historic structures sit upon 14 acres,

If you enjoy outdoor recreation, you will not be disappointed in Lubbock. Buffalo Springs Lake is a spring-fed lake with seven miles of shoreline. It is part of a larger recreation area in breathtaking Yellow House Canyon, along the Brazos River, and offers boating, hiking, swimming and more. The city also boasts a 90-acre Arboretum that showcases native plants along with rare species, and provides a peaceful place to walk. Golfers have their choice from four courses in and around Lubbock, offering challenges and enjoyment for all skill levels.

These are only a few examples of things to do in Lubbock TX. You will find great hospitality in a Lubbock bed and breakfast while you explore this interesting city.

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