Lafayette, Indiana is located just 65 miles from Indianapolis. The Purdue University Airport used to provide airport services to the city of Lafayette, but has since closed their doors to commercial flights. The nearest airport to Lafayette is the Indianapolis International Airport. Visitors to Lafayette can choose a car rental, taxis or IndyGo city bus service to travel around the city.
Lafayette is a college town with Purdue University boosting the city's population every fall. Because of the high college student population, the local favorite restaurants include Starbucks and Java Roaster. For the graduated crowd, South Street Smokehouse and Heisei Japanese Restaurant could offer a livelier menu.
The Purdue University campus is one of the hot spots in town. Many travelers visit Lafayette with a college game in mind. But, there are other spots around town that could work to fill a little time before the big game. Tourist destinations most visited include the Riehl Plaza, Imagination Station and Ninth Street Hill. Ninth Street Hill is an architectural masterpiece in life scale. The street is home to many historically significant homes in Lafayette. After WWII, the homes fell into disrepair, but in the late 1990s couples chose to move into the homes and restore them to their original beauty.
Every destination in Lafayette can be reached by car rental. However, due to the fact that college kids will be parking near campus, it is important to plan ahead with enough time to circle the campus a few times if you are traveling in your car rental to an event at Purdue University.
Booking a car rental onlineand comparing prices is uncomplicated in Lafayette with top car rental suppliers such as Thrifty, Hertz, Avis, Dollar, Alamo, Enterprise and Budget. You can also select the model and make of your car rental including the type such as station wagons, trucks, hybrids, sedans, coupes, mini vans, convertibles and suv's.