2022 Inspiration Guide

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Golf in Happy Valley

No matter what season it is, there is always something to keep you active and outdoors in Happy Valley. And from the Spring through the Fall–and even sometimes in the Winter–golfers flock to Happy Valley for some of the best golf in all of Pennsylvania.

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Upsize Your Penn State Weekend

Visiting Penn State for the first time (or the fifth) can be one of the most exciting experiences for an aspiring PSU student and their family, long-time football fans, or just lovers of a little adventure. You could spend well over a week exploring all that Happy Valley has to offer.

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Explore Our Valleys

Philipsburg Find a peaceful, historic getaway just minutes from Penn State in Philipsburg. Enjoy the annual Philipsburg Heritage Days, shop in their charming downtown or get outside with an excursion to Black Moshannon State Park.

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We are pretty proud of our Central Pennsylvania Tasting Trail. You get to enjoy locally-crafted beer, wine, spirits and cider in the very places where these quality products are made.

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Hungry for Happy Valley? Try One of These 9 Favorite Culinary Hot Spots

If there’s one thing that Happy Valley residents can likely all agree on, it’s that the region is filled with delicious spots to dine and drink, no matter what you’re in the mood for. From fine dining to casual pub fare, farm-to-table eats to food trucks, the culinary landscape in State College and beyond is robust. Long-standing favorites have continuously welcomed newcomers to the pack, too, meaning there’s always something fresh to try in Happy Valley, no matter when the last time you paid us a visit.

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Experience Bellefonte’s Charming Bed & Breakfasts this fall

Whether you’re visiting Happy Valley for business or pleasure this fall, Bellefonte’s bed and breakfasts offer a more personal experience than any hotel. Full of charm and rich history, these accommodations provide a perfect backdrop for relaxation and productivity.


New Hotels in Happy Valley

Hotels in downtown State College and the Happy Valley area have always had a timeless charm about them, but sometimes even the best of traditions can use a little freshening up. Now, with a number of new and upgraded hotels right in the heart of the downtown business district, it has never been more convenient or comfortable to travel to Happy Valley for a long weekend.

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Happy Valley’s growing craft beverage scene has the advantage of incredible scenery and unique locations as guests enjoy local ciders, beers, wines and spirits. From views over the farmlands along Route 45 to a repurposed industrial center neighboring the railroad tracks, visitors have plenty of choices when it comes to craft beverages.

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Top Spots to Picnic in Nature, in Style and in the Blue & White Spirit

From the French pique-nique, picnic originally referred to a meal in which everyone contributed something, but evolved to mean dining outdoors or al fresco, especially in scenic surroundings. Picnicking options in Happy Valley come with beautiful views and options for extra fun or a little extra pizzazz. Here are our top picnicking picks in Happy Valley:

The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau publishes up-to-date event information at HappyValley.com/events