The Adventure Bureau Dispatch

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Food & Drink

Bourbon Cocktails

Move over vodka! Whiskey and bourbon cocktails are enjoying a boom in popularity nationwide, including Happy Valley. Whether you are a seasoned and nuanced aficionado or just starting to explore the complex character and flavor notes of whiskey and bourbon, these Happy Valley establishments are serving up traditional favorites alongside inventive cocktail options.

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Food & Drink

HVAB Staff Picks - The Tastiest Burger in Happy Valley

With recent new entrants to the local burger scene joining established favorites, Happy Valley provides burger connoisseurs with plenty of options to satisfy their cravings for the iconic menu item. The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau (HVAB) decided to stage a friendly competition among some of Happy Valley’s most popular restaurants, asking each to provide their best burger for a staff taste test. Burgers were rated based on flavor, quality, the bun and other components.

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Food & Drink

Top Spots for Cocktails (& Mocktails) in Happy Valley

There’s no shortage of great bars in Centre County, whether you’re looking for a quick bite, a cold beer or an upbeat scene. But when a well-crafted drink calls your name, here are some of the most popular creations at the top spots for cocktails in Happy Valley.

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Family Fun

Happy Valley Agventures

Happy Valley is a place where fresh picked takes on a whole new meaning and the produce section is simply called, nature. Come explore all the Agriculture Adventures waiting to be discovered.

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Happy Valley Spring Fun

Welcome to The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau Dispatch

In conjunction with National Travel & Tourism Week, May 3-9, 2020, The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau presents our new website blog that allows us to showcase Happy Valley’s assets and attractions in a fresh, more visually appealing way. We promise to bring you relevant content in a modern, inspirational magazine-style format here on the Dispatch. Storytelling and local insider information will be the keystones of this new blog.

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Happy Valley Spring Fun

Take the Scenic Route

Happy Valley is full of breath-taking views, picturesque places and adventures waiting to be discovered. Why not combine them all into one scenic drive? Well that’s just what we did! Pick a nice sunny day or an evening where the sunset is glowing across the horizon and hop in your car, roll down the windows and take a drive through the scenic Happy Valley.

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Happy Valley Spring Fun

Tuck In at Local B&Bs

If you’re looking for the classic Happy Valley vibe that you remember from your college or otherwise younger days, you can still find it at one of the area’s many local bed and breakfasts, inns and other locally-owned and run accommodations options.

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Happy Valley Spring Fun

HVAB Taste Test: Pizza!

The first pizzeria in the United States opened in New York City in 1905. Today, there are more than 61,000 across the nation, making it fairly obvious that Americans have a love for pizza. Every day, 13 percent of the population eats some form of pizza, and we spend $38 billion annually satisfying our craving!

The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau cannot stress enough that we believe in responsible and safe travel. We do encourage visitors planning business or leisure travel to Happy Valley to refer to the following resources for reliable information and updates regarding COVID-19. Please keep in mind that some articles on this blog were written in a different age pre-virus. Please refer to the individual business websites for current status and hours available. HVAB links to business and other appropriate pages at every opportunity.