With high Indiana gas prices, check out these Lafayette stay-cations

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Lafayette residents may stay closer to home this summer, the biggest suspects, as the price of gas must be taken into account when planning a trip.

Unlike the college town of West Lafayette, when the number of those connected to Purdue University may disperse for the summer, population counts for Lafayette do not drop as dramatically, said Mayor Tony Roswarski. Factors such as high gas prices and the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions may contribute to the number of stay-cations in Lafayette.

“(Our population) does change somewhat,” Tony Roswarski, a senior Lafayette said. “…I would say the population in Lafayette does decrease some in the summer, but nothing like West Lafayette.”

This decrease in population coincides with high gas prices affects many vacation industries, especially hotels.

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