State College

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SPIKES RELEASE 2021 SCHEDULE starting Monday, May 24. 2021

The State College Spikes’ schedule for the inaugural season of the Major League Baseball Draft League has been released. The Spikes will bring baseball back to fans from across Happy Valley with a 34-game regular season home schedule that runs from Monday, May 24 through Friday, August 13, 2021.

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A State College staple takes a tech-savvy approach to delivery and carryout

HiWay Pizza has been a staple of the State College dining scene since the first HiWay location opened on Heister Street in 1963. Now, the restaurant’s overarching parent company, Dante’s Restaurants & Nightlife, oversees three HiWay locations, one right in downtown, one on West College Avenue and one on North Atherton Street.

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Comfort Suites Near Penn State is ready for your staycation or vacation

When you walk into the Comfort Suites Near Penn State for the first time — you’ll feel something in the air. Although beautiful, it doesn’t have anything to do with the brand new renovations that were completed in 2020 in all common areas and private rooms of the property. Although performed with the utmost care, it doesn’t have anything to do with the extra precautions being taken to keep you safe as a visitor to Happy Valley during a pandemic

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Millbrook Marsh Nature Center Artwalk is Open Now Through February 21, 2021

A new and very fun project has just opened at the Millbrook Marsh Nature Center. CRPR has added color and cheerfulness along the Millbrook Marsh Nature Center’s Boardwalk to encourage Happy Valley residents and visitors to get outside and enjoy nature. We want to lift people’s spirits during the winter months!

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Happy Valley Pivot: Your Cigar Den

Bringing State College’s downtown, and the world’s best cigars, into your own home. Your Cigar Den is operated by one of only 13 certified master tobacconists in the nation and promises that it can fit anyone, from novice to aficionado, with the perfect cigar.

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Fall In the Valley DEALS

It is time to break away for awhile. Have you been saying, “let’s go there soon” a lot lately? Well that time is NOW! There is no place you would rather be than in Happy Valley to enjoy a wonderful breakaway tour! While you are here, our “Fall in the Valley” package (that you will receive at check in) will include numerous benefits, starting with special rates at either Sleep Inn or Comfort Suites. Upon arrival you will receive suggestions AND a welcome bag with maps, guidebooks, brochures, coupons and discounts to local businesses and attractions.

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Welcome back, Allen Street Grill

Allen Street Grill reopened on September 22, 2020 after months of thoughtful renovations that embrace the historic charm of the landmark building on the corner of College and Allen.

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In Happy Valley, farm fresh ice cream is always in season

The summer might be winding down, but there is still plenty of time to enjoy a scoop or carton of delicious, farm fresh ice cream. In keeping with Happy Valley’s deep agricultural roots, there are plenty of places to cool off (or get your chill on) with this popular frozen treat straight from the farm.

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Spend a day in and around State College

Home to Penn State University, State College is a safe, vibrant and diverse university town. If it’s been a while since you explored the downtown, plan to spend a day or two visiting new establishments and popular favorites.

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.