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!

It’s Spring Break! Visit All Fired Up

IMG_3552It’s Spring Break time! This sounds awesome until you realize that you’re stuck at home with the kids all week with nothing to do. Well, don’t worry! I have the perfect activity for your family to do that is right here in West Lafayette. Ever heard of the create-your-own pottery studio called All Fired Up? All Fired Up is located near Purdue’s campus in Wabash Landing. I’ve been to All Fired Up multiple times and can testify that it is just as fun if it is your first experience there, or if it’s your tenth time going. The great thing about this activity is that it gives your kids the chance to be creative.

IMG_3555At All Fired Up, they make the experience really simple so that even little kids are able to create their own masterpieces. When you first walk in, you are greeted and the process is explained to you. You then pick out the pre-made pottery piece that you want to paint. The great thing about All Fired Up is that they have so many options of pottery pieces to choose from. You have the opportunity to chose from mugs, bowls, plates, and so much more. Also, if you go around the holidays, they have special pieces that go along with said holiday. For example, I went on Valentine’s Day last year and a lot of their pieces incorporated hearts. After you find the perfect piece, grab a table! You are then ready to pick out your paint colors and begin personalizing your pottery piece. They have so many beautiful colors to pick from! Even if your entire party chooses the same piece of pottery to create, it is still easy to personalize all of the pieces. Once you are done painting your piece, you turn it in to the staff and they will get it ready to fire in the kiln. It takes around a week to two weeks for them to finalize your piece before you can pick it up.

IMG_3554On the other hand, if you’re looking for an escape from the kids for the night, All Fired Up offers the perfect setting for a Girls Night Out! On the first Tuesday of every month, they host a Wine and Canvas Party night. This is the perfect way to relax and unwind if you are into crafting. They have an excellent instructor who demonstrates how to do the painting for the evening. So don’t worry if you are not Picasso! There is plenty of help during the night to give you instructions so your painting can look like it should. There have been a variety of paintings included in these wine and canvas nights. Sometimes they paint beautiful flowers, fall landscapes, or even replicate famous paintings. They are always open to suggestions! So if you think of a good topic to paint, you should share it with the staff and it may be featured in an upcoming wine and canvas night.

All Fried Up also offers private parties. Whether it is for kids, adults, or both, it is destined to be a great time! The staff is really good with people of all ages. They love helping people create the masterpiece that they see in their mind. Some of the paintings that have been done before for kids’ parties are Christmas trees, horses, owls, zebras, and frogs. This is a great idea for birthday parties too!

If you have never been to All Fired Up, I highly recommend stopping by and checking it out! It is the perfect activity for Spring Break, a birthday party, or even a Girls Night Out!

Megann, Visit Lafayette-West Lafayette Intern and Purdue University Student, shares this blog.

Spring Break Staycation Contest 2016

Click on the image to watch the video!

Click on the image to watch the video!

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.