Food & Drink

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Burger Bracket

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.

Centrepolitan at Big Spring Spirits

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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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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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!


Keep it Cozy and Local at Happy Valley Coffee Shops

There is no shortage of cozy, local coffee shops for Happy Valley to enjoy. Whether you’re strolling the streets of downtown, dropping in on your way to work or sharing a leisurely Saturday morning with a friend, you’ll have plenty of cafes to choose from!

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Pioneering Central PA Tasting Trail Takes Off

Trails just don’t get any happier than the one we have right here, the Central PA Tasting Trail! See where your favorite drinks are created and learn how you can complete the trail yourself.

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PAWsitive News for Pets

The perfect places in Happy Valley that are welcome to dogs...and people. Hotels, restaurants, attractions and more, open to you and your furry best friend.

Fire Pit at Home D Pizzeria

A Foodie’s Outdoor Seating Guide for Restaurants in Centre County

There are lots of reasons to love Happy Valley, but let’s be honest: the long winters is often not at the top of the list. But that just makes sunny days and mild breezes feel extra special, and there are lots of outdoor dining options to enjoy when the weather cooperates.


The 5 Best Trail and Ale Pairings Near State College

Nestled in what is practically the geographic center of Pennsylvania, you’ll find a region that abounds in outdoor recreation, education and employment opportunities as well as the arts, entertainment and some of the country’s best local eats and drinks.

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.