The Adventure Bureau Dispatch

162 articles

Ghosts and goblins

Events

Lincoln Caverns 38th Annual Ghosts and Goblins 2021

Pennsylvania's Ultimate Haunted Experience

Experience triple terror and triple fun during Fridays and Saturdays in October with Lincoln Caverns Ghosts and Goblins tour. Get the scare of your life with haunted caves, trails and hayride.

Our fair lady

Places To Stay

Stay Here, Eat Here

Happy Valley is known for charming accommodations and delicious dishes, but it’s truly magical when you can find both in one spot. Here’s some of our top picks for places to stay … and eat in style.

2021 NMBA Clinic

Outdoors

Harvest Trails Makes Biking Fun for All Ages

The picturesque mountains that line the Happy Valley horizon provide limitless opportunities for families to make lifelong memories. Whether hiking, biking, fishing or hunting, there is something for everyone to enjoy in the great outdoors of Central Pennsylvania.

Blonde girl holding largish pumpkin

Family Fun

The Arboretum at Penn State

The Arboretum at Penn State, located at Penn State’s University Park campus, is a special Happy Valley treasure. The H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens, open year‑round from dawn until dusk, offer visitors ten acres of specialty gardens.

UWC 1 Copy

Shopping

New Favorites for Authentically-Local Spots for Shopping and Dining

Strong Community Support Helped Local Businesses Survive Pandemic, Now They’re Ready for Visitors

The best traveling experiences are often made in spots locals love the most. Local love means a lot to these businesses who started up not long before the pandemic. Their dedication and creativity through that tough time made them fast favorites in Happy Valley. Make sure to add them to your list.

Mimosa

Meetings

The Best is Back with Gardens’ Brunch

Come Back to the Penn Stater for Iconic Penn State Eats

Happy Valley’s go-to Sunday brunch is back, and it’s just as good as you remember. With champagne and mimosas included with your meal, you can start out a lazy Happy Valley Sunday in a truly indulgent way. Reviewers on Google and Yelp agree: brunch at The Gardens at The Penn Stater is the iconic, delicious Penn State breakfast experience.

Pine Grove Hall music 2

Events

Reserve Your Seat at Big City Music Venue in Small Town Happy Valley

There’s something about the experience at Pine Grove Hall.

It could be the ambiance of the space, in a tastefully restored building that’s a nod to the heritage of the community it calls home, Pine Grove Mills. Inside, the decor is perfectly curated to transport visitors back to another era.

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.