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Fondly known as “Hub City,” Lubbock is home to Texas Tech University and one of the largest contiguous cotton-growing regions in the world. However, you may be surprised to learn that Lubbock also draws in visitors looking to experience the fantastic wineries in the surrounding High Plains area as well as its legions of popular musicians.

Book your Lubbock car rental in advance with Enjoy Travel for a fun trip. Average prices for Lubbock car rental are just $47 per day for a subcompact car like a Mitsubishi Mirage.

Guide to Lubbock

Geography

Lubbock is found in northwestern Texas, within the Llano Estacado region and at the southern end of the High Plains.

Climate in Lubbock

Dubbed as the “Toughest Weather City” in America, Lubbock experiences a cool semi-arid climate that is characterized by extremes like 100°F+ summers and winters that regularly dip below freezing. Lubbock is also the 10th-windiest city in the country, and often receives thunderstorms, tornadoes and hailstorms throughout the year.

Culture

Before Lubbock became a part of the United States, it was the heart of Comancheria, under the reign of the Comanche, a Native American nation from the Great Plains.

Things to do in Lubbock

Listen to live local musicians

Lubbock is home to many musical artists and the town remembers their legacy through numerous music festivals each year, such as the popular Lubbock Music Festival. Within the city, The Depot District is the go-to place for music, nightlife, theatres, upscale restaurants, and cultural attractions.

Visit a variety of museums

If you’re into museums, The National Ranching Heritage Center is a must-see. It boasts a number of authentic early Texas ranch buildings, a huge weapons collection, a railroad depot and other historic buildings. The Silent Wings Museum is another fantastic museum featuring photographs and artifacts from World War II-era glider pilots. If you’re traveling with kids, they will love The Science Spectrum. It is an interactive museum with an IMAX Dome theatre.

Go wine tasting!

Last but not least, do not miss touring some of the nation’s best wineries in the Texas High Plains region. Spread across 8 million acres, about 80% of the state’s wine grapes are produced here. Visit Llano Estacado Winery, an award-winning winery perched right on the outskirts of Lubbock.

Eating out in Lubbock

If you’re craving Mexican food in a hacienda-style setting, Abuelo’s Mexican Restaurant will have you sorted with all the moles and margaritas your heart could desire. You can’t leave Texas without having tried traditional Southern fare. Cast Iron Grill serves up a variety of homemade pies and lip-smacking Southern breakfast and dinner dishes. Twisted Root Burger Co. is the place to go for beef, turkey & vegan burgers, plus spiked shakes. They also occasionally have game meat.

Lubbock Transport

Airport

Fly into Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport (LBB), about 5 miles north of downtown Lubbock.

Getting around Lubbock

Citibus is the main public transportation provider for Lubbock. However, renting a car is also a popular option among those who want greater comfort and flexibility to go off the beaten track, especially if they want to leisurely visit the wineries.

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FAQs about car rental in Lubbock

Most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Lubbock

The average cost per day of renting a car in Lubbock is just $47..
Prices for Lubbock car rentals start from just $34 when booking in advance with Enjoy Travel.
To rent a car in Lubbock you must be at least 21 years old.
Additional drivers can be added to your Lubbock car rental agreement upon request.
The best car for exploring Lubbock is a fuel efficient car like a Chevrolet Spark or similar.
The distance from Lubbock to Houston is of 523 miles.
The distance from Lubbock to San Antonio is of 386 miles.
The distance from Lubbock to Dallas is of 345 miles.
Lubbock is a city in Lubbock County located in the State of Texas.
Speed limit in Lubbock is 30 mph (residential streets).
Lubbock TX has an area of 135.9 square miles.
Lubbock is famous for the musical acts that hail from the city like Buddy Holly or Waylon Jennings.
The temperature in Lubbock typically varies from 29°F to 93°F.