Food & Drink

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Happy Valley bakeries are sweet on dessert

You may not think you have a sweet tooth—until you see the amazing desserts available in Happy Valley, Pennsylvania. A rotating menu of fresh baked goods can be found throughout Happy Valley, but look away now if you’re definitely not interested in sampling a variety of sweet somethings.

Nittany Catering Crostinis

Plan the party & let the region’s chefs cook

What is your party hungry for? These Happy Valley cuisine-art establishments literally cater to their customers’ taste buds—whether that vision is large-scale hoe-down backyard barbecue, a long work lunch or a private sit-down menu tasting.

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Welcome to Happy Valley, PA! Get off campus for fall-themed fun and more

Alumni will say there are a few things that every student must do while at Penn State: climb Mount Nittany; take a photo at the Nittany Lion Shrine; enjoy a scoop of or more at the famous Berkey Creamery; spend a sunny day at Whipple Dam; or stroll through the Arboretum. As the official tourism promotion agency for Centre County, The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau (HVAB) has plenty of inspiration for ways to enjoy the beautiful valleys and unique communities that comprise our big Happy Valley. Start by adding fall fun to your list at some of the county’s most popular farms and farm markets.


Best Happy Valley Restaurants for Large Groups

There is no shortage of great bars and restaurants in Happy Valley – but not all of them are equipped to accommodate large groups, dinner parties, or private events. When you’re looking to have a great night out with a big group of friends and family, make sure to plan ahead!


Field-to-fork options in Happy Valley, Pennsylvania

Field-to-fork dining in Happy Valley is the perfect way to enjoy the best that Happy Valley has to offer. With a rich heritage in farming and locally sourced wines, cheese and meats, these dining spots create magic on a plate, highlighting the very best food just miles (or in some cases, mere feet) from where it has been grown. These establishments are inspiring places to start your field-to-fork dining journey through Happy Valley.

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Delightful Dining in Bellefonte, PA: A Culinary Journey Through Historic Charm

Welcome to Bellefonte, Pennsylvania – a picturesque town brimming with history, charm, and, most importantly, a vibrant food scene that will leave your taste buds tingling with delight. Nestled amid the breathtaking landscapes of Central Pennsylvania, this quaint town boasts an array of delectable dining options that are sure to satisfy everyone’s taste buds from food connoisseurs to casual travelers seeking culinary delights.

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