Lubbock is laid out on a standard grid, so it is relatively easy to keep your bearings. Just keep in mind that I-27 bisects the city north and south, and is circled by Loop 289, a major area highway. The downtown area is just to the west of I-27, and can be reached via Exit 3—9th Street, or Exit 4—4th Street. The streets running east and west are numbered, starting with 1 in the north. The streets running north and south are ordered by alphabet, from Avenue A on the east side of I-27, to Avenue Z on the west side of the highway.

If you don’t have your own car, you can rely on CitiBus, the mass transit system in Lubbock. There are more than 10 fixed routes that run weekdays from about 6am until after 7pm, and on Saturdays from about 7am until 7:30pm. The buses don’t run on Sundays. The main transfer station is located downtown at the intersection of Broadway and Buddy Holly Avenue (also known as Avenue H). Fares are $1.00 for adults, $0.75 for kids 6 to 12, and $0.50 for seniors. Kids under 6 ride free. For $2.00 you can buy an unlimited day pass.