The Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State has finalized its 2018–19 performance schedule, and it’s packed with acclaimed Broadway hits, performances from dance troupes with a message, celebrations of figures in American pop culture and so much more.  Read more

Tucked among the hills, rivers and lake country of Raystown, just 45 minutes from State College and University Park, lies the Ridge Retreat, the perfect location for you and 11 of your favorite people to gather and get pumped for an unrivaled Penn State football weekend . Read more


Summer is meant to be spent outside. So, after a long day at work, why not meet up with friends for a drink or gather the family for a meal under the sun? Luckily, Happy Valley boasts a vast number of quality restaurants that offer seating outside, and we are here to share our favorites. Read More














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Since opening their doors in 1931, The Nittany Lion Inn has been the premier hotel in State College, combining comfort and quality with Penn State tradition to create an unmatched guest experience. They take the quality of their  amenities , accommodations, and services seriously, and make our guests feel at home when they relax in their  luxurious guest rooms  and comfortable suites.

Tussey Mountain is an outdoor-lover’s paradise with activities to keep the whole family busy, including go-karts, mini golf, a driving range, a skate park, batting cages and more. You can even stick around for one of their popular “Movies on the Mountain” on select Fridays throughout the summer.