2023 Happy Valley Inspiration Guide

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Uncover the unique and one-of-a-kind in Happy Valley

Skip the major retailers and find something truly unique during your next shopping trip to Happy Valley. Whether you want a taste of the region’s agriculture and local food products, the best gear for your next outdoor adventure (and Happy Valley certainly has lots of outdoor adventure to offer!) or a perfect gift for your favorite person, you’ll find it at one of these six spots.

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Happy Valley has a piece of history for every interest

Happy Valley is brimming with history — rich stories of daring do, enterprise, heartbreak, victory, mystery, intrigue, and adventure. There is truly something to suit every sort of historical interest and taste, right here in our own backyard.

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How to plan a full year of family fun, Happy Valley-style

One of the most magical things about Happy Valley is the abundance of opportunities to enjoy every season. Even better, there is a big variety of fun and affordable activities that are perfect for families with kids of all ages.

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Fort Roberdeau

Fort Roberdeau provides a revolutionary experience as a National Historic Site and conservation area with park grounds where educational and recreational opportunities abound.

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Try what’s new in the Happy Valley dining scene

Visitors and transplants alike often note that they’re both surprised by and delighted with Happy Valley’s robust food scene. The area offers an abundant number of local restaurants, serving up a wide range of cuisines.


Penn State for first timers: Here’s what you need to know

Arriving at Penn State for the first time can be overwhelming. There is so much to do and see in State College! Here are a few basics to get started exploring Penn State. From football to ice cream—here are some essentials to get started as a Nittany Lion!

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From football to festivals, Happy Valley is the place to be in 2023

Throughout the year, Happy Valley is full of great things to do, whether you are looking for live music, sporting events, outdoor recreation, festivals, or just a night out with friends. Here are a look at five of the biggest events that we are looking forward to in 2023

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