Lafayette, a Tippecanoe County city with a population of roughly 72,000 people, sits 63 miles away from Indianapolis and serves as the Lafayette -- West Lafayette entertainment hub. The city is within close proximity to Purdue University and is home to a large number of students, making it a relatively quiet moderate-sized city.
Those visiting this college city can take a tour of the Haan Museum of Indiana Art where they can see hundreds of unique Indiana artworks before heading outside to admire the sculpture garden. Also relating to Lafayette's prevalent art culture, guests have the opportunity to walk The Halls of The Art Museum of Greater Lafayette or take an art class at Lala Gallery & Studio. Visitors can also take a relaxing walk along the river at the Clegg Memorial Garden, pick their own fresh apples and enjoy apple cider at Wea Creek Orchard, simple Fine Wines at Wildcat Creek Winery, and stop at Columbian Park Zoo which features carnival-style children and slides, educational activities, interactive exhibits and, of course, dozens of well cared for animals to admire. Guests can take a short trip to West Lafayette to watch a live sports game at Mackey Arena or stay in Lafayette to challenge themselves to an escape room at Games Xscape.
With a number of popular point of interests, the city of Lafayette is a master of convenience, placing many of its rental homes within walking distance of great attractions and public parks. Guests staying here can choose from a selection of vacation rentals, ranging from small hotel rooms to large, full-sized private homes.
The best time to visit Lafayette is June through August, as during this time, temperatures are at their warmest and perfect for outdoor activities.
Lafayette is home to a variety of eateries and tasty food chains. The city has its own Sonic, Arby’s, White Castle, Akropolis, HuHot, and Buffalo WIld Wings among many other establishments.
A few of the most entertaining events that takes place in the area include Purdue Spring Fest, the Stars & Stripes Celebration, Wabash Riverfest, OutFest, Germanfest, and Feast of The Hunter’s Moon. Outfest is the city’s annual (and most colorful) pride celebration, featuring food, live entertainment, a parade, a beer garden, drag shows, and a variety of vendors.
Many families opt to visit Imagination Station which serves the Lafayette area as a STEM Center (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and offers interactive exhibits, science experiments, field trips, and tons of educational fun four children and their families.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Lafayette. The hottest month in Lafayette is August, when temperatures peak at 96 ˚F. The coolest month is December, when temperatures drop to -19 ˚F. The wettest month in Lafayette is July with 5.25 inches of rain, while the driest month is December with 1.21 inches of rain.
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Browse accommodations from all the leading providers including Airbnb, Priceline, Agoda and others at AllTheRooms.com. AllTheRooms has 470 vacation rentals, hotels and other great places to stay during your time in Lafayette, with everything from budget hostels and homestays to luxury Airbnbs and hotels. For those traveling on a budget, the most economical place to stay in Lafayette is available at $17 per night. In general, an accommodation in Lafayette will cost you $81 per night.
If you need to stay connected during your vacation, then you can choose from over 160 accommodations in Lafayette that have WiFi. We have 27 accommodations that include a breakfast included. Fitness addicts can get a workout in during their stay by choosing from 27 accommodations that have gyms. If you're planning on arriving in Lafayette by car, be sure to choose from 161 accommodations that provide parking. 25 hotels and vacation rentals have a a pool or jacuzzi
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