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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.

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Happy Valley Hotels & Restaurants Showcase Health and Safety Measures

We are proud of our hotels and restaurants in Happy Valley, Pennsylvania. As regulated industries, businesses have rushed to adopt and adapt to safe practices designed to protect guests and employees during the pandemic. Hotels and restaurants in Pennsylvania have always adhered to strict cleanliness mandates. Public health agencies and business leaders are working together nationwide to develop even more heightened “New Normal” cleanliness, public safety and health protocols in every industry. Read more about how Happy Valley hotels and restaurants are working to ensure a safe

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Take the Scenic Route

Happy Valley is full of breath-taking views, picturesque places and adventures waiting to be discovered. Why not combine them all into one scenic drive? Well that’s just what we did! Pick a nice sunny day or an evening where the sunset is glowing across the horizon and hop in your car, roll down the windows and take a drive through the scenic Happy Valley.

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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!

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.