Best Outdoor Activities Around Lubbock – Our Top Five
This year there hasn't been too many pleasant days to spend outside. Scorching heat, drought, wild fires and dirt have been real thorns in the sides of people who love spending their time outside. That being said, there are still plenty of people who brave the weather conditions and spend their days soaking up the sun and having a good time. There's never a lack of your traditional activities to enjoy in and around Lubbock, but there are some nontraditional ones some have not been trying. Forget fishing, hunting, going to the park and any other cliché activities to do in and around Lubbock. These are our Top 5 outdoor activities .
They sure don't feel the greatest when you get hit, but paint balling is one of the funnest outdoor activities here in Lubbock. What other time could you go outside with a group of friends and strangers and shoot each other with guns and get away with it? There aren't many places to go paint balling in Lubbock, but one place is Escape Paint Ball. Grab a group of friends and get ready to get bumps, bruises, cuts, scraps and lumps from paintball, but get ready to walk away with a big smile on your face.
Disc Golf has always been a favorite outdoor activity of mine here in Lubbock or anywhere I can play. You'll never catch me without a few discs in my car. Here in Lubbock though, there aren't too many places you can go out and play. The best course to play here in Lubbock is easily at Mackenzie Park. They have a full 18 hole course and it's always free to play. Discs can run as cheap as 5 bucks or sometimes you can get lucky and find some that have gone lost while playing. Same rules as golf just with a disc. Make sure you wear a pair of all terrain shoes and always bring plenty of liquids to drink.
Now of course this is only for those above the age of 21, but nothing beats sitting outside with a couple of friends and catching up with a couple of drinks. There are patios all over town but the Stella's has a great tree covered patio. You can sit outside but not get pounded by the sun and heat. Make your own party on a patio and beat this summer heat with a cold frosty drink of your choice.
Geocaching is something I've done for years but is finally catching on with other people around of the world. Geocaching is a world wide treasure hunt that works with the GPS system in your phone. Millions of capsules, treasures and other things have been hidden around the world for you to find. You can even hide something yourself and set it's coordinates for anyone else to find. There's over a hundred to find in Lubbock alone. Most of the time, a capsule is big enough just to hide a log so you can sign when you found it. From something the side of a pill bottle to something as big as an ammo box, there is plenty to find. Be your own treasure hunter and find out more about Geocaching below. You don't want to be a muggle, do you?
Don't ask me why but something called planking is big with the youth of today. Planking can easily be the laziest outdoors activity around, but the funniest at the same time. How this came about, the world will never know. Here is a quick run down of the rules of planking according to the official Planking Facebook page. 1. You must always lay face down, ensuring your face remains expressionless for the duration of the Plank. 2. Your legs must remain straight, and together with toes pointed. 3. Your arms must be placed by your side, held straight and fingers pointed. 4. You must make it known that you are Planking. 5. Every Plank that is captured must be named. So basically you lay face down in any public place you wish. Who knows why this is getting as much attention as it is. Learn more about it below and maybe you'll feel the urge to get outside and start planking.