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Old 07-31-2012, 10:31 PM
 
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If you're coming this Friday, check out the First Friday Art Trail. It begins that the Underwood Center for the Arts at Mac Davis and Avenue K which is surrounded by a few galleries, and from there you can take a shuttle to the Depot District where there are few more galleries and restaurants. It's a nice way to spend the evening. Downtown won't leave the best impression, but it is on the cusp of revitalization (it will supposedly be unrecognizable in a decade, with a similar process to North Overton happening to downtown) and the trail is a part of that.

If shopping is your thing, Kingsgate at 82nd and Quaker is good, Canyon West at Marsha Sharp and Milwaukee is still under construction and growing, and the mall as previously mentioned. 34th Street, though a little on the run-down side from aging, is basically five miles straight of local businesses, with everything from exotic pet shops and antique stores to ethnic foods. 50th Street is similar, though much less aged.

If coffee shops are your thing, hang out at J&B at 26th and Boston, and you'll get a great feel for Tech Terrace. Gatsby's is a new hangout in Cactus Alley (Marsha Sharp and Salem), which is also home to a great restaurant called Manna, Bread and Wine. There are plenty of restaurants to be recommended depending on what you're looking for.

As losttechnician recommended, Texas Tech is a nice campus, and the Buddy Holly Center might be nice for you also. The American Wind Power Center is a windmill museum that might be worth checking out.
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Old 08-01-2012, 05:16 AM
 
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Thank you both for such helpful info- looking so forward to seeing everything, especially living near a big school!
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Old 08-09-2012, 06:47 AM
 
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Just wanted to give a thanks to y'all for all of the advice! It was a great trip and I knew what to do/where to go thanks to help from here! Lubbock was a really cool town- I loved it! Hopefully I'll be back again for a much longer stint!!
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Old 08-10-2012, 08:04 PM
 
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Glad to hear you enjoyed your trip!
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