I recently visited Lafayette and West Lafayette, Indiana for a few days. There were lots of things to see and do. The days were beautiful even if it was a wee bit chilly!
It would have been amazing to stay downtown with a view of the river, but it was incoming freshman week at Purdue University so all the hotels downtown were booked! I ended up staying at Hampton Inn, just a few miles from the action. The staff there was courteous and efficient. The room was nicely updated and very clean. Hampton Inn has the best beds! A very comfy place to stay. The complimentary breakfast was delicious with lots of choices both hot and cold. There was no view of the river but other than that, the place was great!
The first stop that I made upon arriving in Lafayette, Indiana was in a place where the Wabash Canal and Erie Canal come together in Delphi, Indiana. It was too early in the season for a boat ride but I would love to return to experience a guided tour of the canal and to see a few other sights around the quaint town.
There is nothing like a baseball game, if you’re a baseball fan, between Purdue University and University of Louisville (Go Cards!) to end the day. The temps were cool but the game was good. A ride in a golf cart to and from the parking lot was much appreciated!
On the return trip home, I stopped at West Baden Resort, in French Lick, Indiana for lunch. The hotel is huge, gorgeous and old, but in a good way…historical old. 😉
The food, the grounds, the hotel with all of the architecture and design and the history behind this place was more than I could take in during a couple of hours visit. It stays on the list of places to re-visit.
Although the trip was short, there were so many things to see and do in Lafayette, Indiana. The same can be said for West Baden/French Lick.
Visiting Lafayette, Indiana will definitely not be a one-time trip for me. There’s plenty more to explore!