Spring Break Staycation 2018

Finally! Spring Break is here!

The month of March marks one of the biggest vacation times of the year. For students and their families, Spring break is an opportunity to spend together and relax! However, it’s not always possible to travel away for a vacation. As a Purdue student, I definitely understand that! But staying home doesn’t mean missing all the fun! You can stay close to home and still enjoy all the excitement of spring break.

There’s a ton of great things to check out on your “stay-cation” here in Lafayette!

Just a quick drive away!  Looking for somewhere close to visit? The Wabash and Erie Canal located in Delphi, Indiana, is a great option for someone interested in the outdoors and history. Make the quick 20 minute drive to the canal and experience the scenic river boat ride, the museum, and the replica Pioneer village!

Bowling fever!  Lafayette-West Lafayette has 4 bowling centers all awaiting guests to enjoy this inexpensive, family fun entertainment; Mike Aulby’s Arrowhead BowlMarket Square LanesPurdue Union Rack & Roll, and Landmark Lanes.

IMG_6314In the mood for something artistic?  You’ve got to check out Inspired Fire! Shannon Owens, owner and operator, creates and sells beautiful pieces of glass artistry. But the best part is, they also offer classes! Stop in and learn how to create your own beads, ornaments, and more!

Golf in winter? Check out Monster Mini Golf, an indoor 18-hole glow-in-the-dark golf course. Along with mini golf, there are arcade games, glow-in-the-dark air hockey table and ticket redemption games such as ice ball.  While there are monsters all around the course – don’t worry, they’re friendly!

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Stay in town and still have a one-of-a-kind experience to tell your friends about by visiting the Marquis’ Doll Museum!

Looking to see something truly unique? Did you know that Lafayette has a doll museum? Pop into Marquis’ Dolls Museum and Restoration to do something exciting and new! Marquis’ is home to over XXX dolls and collectables.

Whether you are traveling through our great cities or staying closer to home this month, there are plenty of chances for spring break fun! To those travelers passing through and heading for a spring break destination (or those locals wanting to treat themselves to a relaxing time), please note we have  wonderful hotels that offer great amenities and good old-fashioned Hoosier hospitality. Our location is the perfect stop during your travels to rest before you head out farther south or on your way home. Our visitor center is also right off of Interstate 65 and is staffed with our friendly Visitor Information Specialists 7 days a week to assist with travel ideas, guides, maps, and more.

From pretty much anywhere in the state of Indiana (and border states Illinois & Michigan) we are a 1 gas tank vacation destination. There are a host of fun family things to do in Lafayette-West Lafayette that will create memories for a lifetime!

These are just a few family friendly activities in our area.  For more information about our area please visit www.HomeOfPurdue.com. This blog was written by student blogger and Visitor Information Specialist Intern, Sam Martin!

Spring Break Staycation Contest 2016 Winner!

We have the winner of our “Spring Break Staycation Contest 2016″ worth over $550! Congratulations to Susan from Bloomington, Indiana.

QUESTION: Tell us why you should win this awesome, staycation contest?!

Susan shared, “I am originally from Lafayette, however I don’t make it back to town all that much. When I do make it back to Lafayette it is to visit my family for a very quick visit. Rarely have I been able to take my 4 kids around town to see my old “stomping ground”. This year I will be bringing 3 of my 4 children (all high schoolers) to W/Lafayette for spring break because my mother recently had surgery and will need some extra support. I will be helping her recover and my dad would love a break from caring for her. It would be great for our family to get to do some fun activities and explore W/Lafayette without being rushed and give my kids something to look forward to. My dad can participate with us as well and he is in need of a break as caregiver. We reside in Bloomington, Indiana and I want to make sure my kids know just how awesome Lafayette and the surrounding communities are! We are raising them to know the only Indiana College team to root for and MY favorite team….the Purdue Boilermakers! Thanks for your consideration. Boiler Up and Hammer Down!”

Thanks to all who participated in this latest contest! Stay tuned for our next big contest/package we will be hosting in May, 2016. The theme will be centered around National Tourism Week!

Spring Break Staycation Contest 2016

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Spring Break Staycation Contest 2016! Discover why Lafayette-West Lafayette is the best choice for a fabulous weekend, full of family fun! You can enter to win a weekend getaway worth over $550 to Lafayette-West Lafayette to partake in all our town has to offer! Our local restaurants, hotels, shops, and attractions have donated fun gifts to one special winner. Good luck!

Enter to Win (by answering this question correctly below)!

QUESTION: Tell us why you should win this awesome, staycation contest?!

Leave your answer below in the “Leave a Reply.” We will collect all of them and choose the most unique and descriptive.

One great winner will win the following package!

Entries will be accepted through Monday, March 7, 2016 at 8am. A winner will be announced as soon as we have contacted the winner! Leave your reply in the box below and click “Post Comment.” Please note that your answer will show up on your computer, but no one else will see your answer until the contest is over.

If you select “Notify me of follow-up comments by email” you will receive an email for every contest entry. We will be approving and posting ALL of the entries (with your name and answer) at the END of the contest (if you have selected to receive follow-up comments and we receive a lot of entries, make note you will receive an EMAIL for EVERY ENTRY when we approve the answers). By entering, participants release their emails to Visit Lafayette-West Lafayette. Visit Lafayette-West Lafayette will not share or sell your information.