Best Valentine’s Day Places to Visit in Lubbock, TX

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner but there’s still time to plan the perfect Valentine’s date! While an evening’s activities will vary by the couple, dinner is certainly on the menu. Lubbock has quite a few great eateries that make a special occasion out of February 14th. We here at Pollard Used Cars have a few recommended Valentine’s Day places to visit in Lubbock, Texas.

  • Ohana Japanese Steak House – The family-friendly atmosphere of the Ohana Japanese Steak House makes for the perfect Valentine’s Day dinner date. Serving delectable dishes of sweet and sour food, the restaurant is widely regarded as the best sushi joint in Lubbock.
  • Stella’s – Originally founded in 1973 in New York, Stella Rizzo created a name for herself as one of the finest Italian eateries in the business. Her son moved the restaurant to Lubbock. It quickly became a local hotspot known for its live entertainment, Italian cuisine, and lounge area, all of which make for an unforgettable Valentine’s Day.
  • Harrigan’s Prime Grill – Created as a hangout for friends and family, Harrigan’s Prime Grill has grown to become one of the most welcoming restaurants in Lubbock. The friendly staff and warm welcome are just the appetizer to the incredible food!

Let us know if you have plan to use any of these ideas. All of us at Pollard Used Cars in Lubbock, TX would love to hear about it!

Come to Santa Land in Lubbock this December

Looking for some family-friendly activities to do in Lubbock this holiday season? Throughout the month of December, you can join Lubbock Parks and Recreation in Mackenzie Park for a Lubbock annual tradition – Santa Land! Starting with an Opening Ceremony on December 10th, Santa Land in Lubbock is a great place to go with your family to get into the spirit of Christmas and celebrate everything the holidays have to offer.

The park is open from December 10th until the 23rd, and is open every night from 6:00pm until 10:00pm. Admission is free for all ages to enjoy attractions such as the massive lit Christmas tree, a holiday village, bonfires, animated displays, and even a hidden Elf on a Shelf that, if found, allows visitors to win their very own iPad Mini 2. At 6:00pm every evening, you can even watch Santa and Mrs. Claus come to Santa Land pulled by tiny reindeer!

Santa Land in Lubbock will also offer hot chocolate and other refreshments at the concession stand, along with live entertainment. Parents are invited to bring their cameras to take pictures of their children with Santa, or you can purchase photos on site. Partake in some Christmas cheer at the 58th annual Santa Land celebration.

Lubbock Halloween Attractions For 2016

Lubbock Halloween attractions
Fun, Scary Places In Lubbock

October is a delightfully spooky time of year. If you love getting your adrenaline pumping and getting your wits scared out of you, here are some of the best Lubbock Halloween attractions. These are sure to send a chill up your spine.

  • Nightmare on 19th This is one of the best haunted attractions in the area. It has not just one, but four unique haunted houses, making it the only haunted theme park in the area. With the purchase of one ticket, you can go through Blood Moon Manor, The Wastelands, City of the Lost, and Clowntown 3D.
  • The Blackness Haunted House. In nearby Plainview, see if you have what it takes to conquer The Blackness in an abandoned produce factory haunted by old Dom.
  • At’l Do Farms. If you’re looking for something more family-friendly, head out to At’l Do Farms for a corn maze, cow train, corn cannon, and hay bale maze. After the sun sets, take a hayride to see over 150 expertly carved pumpkins.
  • Trapped! Escape the Room. For a thrill of a different sort, gather your best friends and see if you can solve the mystery and escape the room within an hour.

Which Halloween attractions are you planning to see around Lubbock, TX? Tell of us at Pollard Used Cars. We would love to hear about it!

Experience the Lubbock CritterFest 2016

Lubbock CritterFest
CritterFest Silliness

If you live in the area near Lubbock, Texas and you’re looking for something fun to do this summer, the Lubbock CritterFest 2016 is coming up soon at the end of June. This year’s theme is “Close Encounters of the Exotic Kind,” allowing kids and adults alike to experience popular attractions like animal rides, a petting zoo, and more.

 The “Close Encounters of the Exotic Kind” show features African lions and Bengal tigers, which is dedicated not only to showcasing the big cats’ intelligence, but also to educating audiences about conservation efforts. Tickets give you access to the show, as well as all other attractions associated with the exhibit and general Museum admission to everything the Omni Spectrum & Science Theater has to offer.

 The event takes place at the Science Spectrum & Omni Theater from June 23rd to June 26th. Showtimes are every day at 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM, and 5:00 PM in the Exhibit Hall. For the general public, children and seniors are $10.00 each, while adults are $12.50. If you are a member of the Theater, adult tickets are $4.50 while children are $3.50. Kids under 2 get in free. If you go, let us all know at Pollard Used Cars in Lubbock, TX, how you liked it in the comments below.

How to Choose A Road Trip Partner

road trip partnerRoad trips are one of the best options for a summer vacation—but we all know that the people we are road tripping with can influence just how much fun the vacation is. It can be difficult spending a long amount of time in a small car if the person is a snorer—or if they don’t like to alternate driving. To ensure that your next road trip is the best it can be, here is how to choose a road trip partner.

Navigation. A good road trip partner needs to be able to know his or her way around a navigation app. Give them bonus points if they can manage a paper map or atlas, just in case cell phone service isn’t that great where you’re headed.

Conversation. Despite how fun road trips can be, dullness is known to set in at times. While entertainment plays a big role, so does conversation. Choose someone with whom you enjoy conversing. If they know how to make you laugh, sign them up immediately!

Music. A good DJ knows how to read a room, get a feel for the mood and the vibe of the place and spins the right records accordingly. Your road trip partner should possess these same kinds of skills. Match the music to the mood in the room and the scenery outside.

Conflict Resolution. If your road trip partner likes to hold a grudge, leave them at home! While we are not saying you need to enlist the Dalai Lama, you need someone who is chill and who knows how to resolve conflicts when they come up.

In the ingredients that make a rewarding and memorable road trip, the destination is extremely important. The itinerary is also an important. But knowing how to choose a road trip partner is essential!

If you need a vehicle so you can take that epic road trip of your dreams, stop by Pollard Used Cars in Lubbock, TX.