Spring Break Staycation 2019

Our Visitor Information Specialists are here to assist you with your travel questions!

You don’t need to go far to enjoy your Spring Break! 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.

Local Breweries/Winery Did you know that there are five breweries and a winery all located in our area? You can learn all about them on our website. Brokerage Brewing Company is in West Lafayette right off of Sagamore Parkway. Lafayette Brewing Company and Thieme & Wagner are in the heart of downtown Lafayette, and also serve delicious food! People’s Brewing Company and Teays River Brewing are memorable and exciting options as well! Why not stop in and try them all? If beer’s not for you, Wildcat Creek Winery has a variety of excellent wines suitable for everyone!

Downtown There are three district downtown districts – Chauncey Village, Wabash Riverfront and the Arts and Market District. You can explore all of the cool shops, delicious restaurants and other attractions! Try out restaurants like Black Sparrow, Red Seven, Cellar 422, East End Grill, La Scala and so much more! There are art galleries, theaters, a doll museum, Merlin’s Beard, art shops as well. Learn more about downtown here!

Outdoors If you’re looking to explore the outdoors, Lafayette-West Lafayette has lots of different places to go. There are beautiful and spacious parks, including Prophetstown State Park. The Farm at Prophetstown is a must-see for someone who loves animals and nature. You can also enjoy Wolf Park, a wildlife sanctuary for wolves, foxes and other furry friends! All this and more to visit outdoors here.

These are just a few fun activities in our area.  You’ll just have to stop by to see for yourself everything that there is in store for a great staycation! For more information about our area please visit HomeOfPurdue.com. This blog was written by Visitor Information Specialist, Sam Martin!

Round the Fountain Art Fair & Wolf Park & People’s Brewery Present: Brew on the Bridge

Weekend Update! Looking for a fun Indiana weekend getaway? Or do you live in this area and are looking for entertainment close by? Check out the endless possibilities for fun events happening this upcoming weekend in Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana.

Round the Fountain Art Fair

Round the Fountain Art Fair

Memorial weekend brings many fun events in Lafayette-West Lafayette!  This Saturday, May 25, join art lovers traverse the courthouse square during the “Round the Fountain Art Fair“.    This is one of the best one-day outdoor art shows in the Midwest featuring paintings, sculptures, pottery, photography prints, jewelry and other media.  Plus, it is strawberry season in Indiana, and there is usually a strawberry shortbread stand!  Admire the diverse range of art throughout the day from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Added bonus: the event is free!

beer pyramidOn Saturday, May 25, in the evening from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., learn about craft beers and howl with the wolves at the “Wolf Park & People’s Brewery Present: BREW ON THE BRIDGE“.  For the second year in a row, Wolf Park is partnering with People’s Brewery, South Street Smokehouse & the Woodstove Flapjacks for a special outdoor concert in the park! This is a twenty-one and older event. South Street Smokehouse will provide delicious pulled beef and People’s Brewery will be serving their craft beer. Don’t drink? No problem, other drinks will be available for $1!  Come out, enjoy some BBQ and listen to great music under the stars. The Woodstove Flapjacks will perform starting at 7:30 pm. Will the wolves ‘sing’ along? You have to go to Wolf Park to find out! Bring along your own chairs or blankets. Advance tickets on sale through May 24 for only $10 at www.wolfpark.org.

For more information about these events and other special “happenings” in Lafayette-West Lafayette, check out our website at www.HomeOfPurdue.com