Spend Your Spring at The Penn Stater and The Nittany Lion Inn

The Penn Stater

The Penn Stater, located in Innovation Park, offers top-notch amenities and beautifully-appointed rooms. Their two in-hotel restaurants are perfect spring destinations for both lunch and dinner. Find out what’s in store this spring!

Pub Food and Craft Beers at Legends

Legends at The Penn Stater is a Penn State-themed pub. With none of the hassle of downtown parking and navigation, it’s a perfect place for business lunches or watching some spring sports. Surround yourself with Penn State memorabilia as you enjoy the Penn Stater Burger—a half pound of ground sirloin topped with cheddar, bacon and sautéed onions. An early lunch menu is available from 11-11:30 a.m., and the full menu from 11:30 a.m.-11:00 p.m. Call 814-863-5080 for more information. Brand new this year at Legends is the Legendary Brews & Burgers Club. Buy 12 craft beers and get a free burger! When the weather gets warmer, there’s no better combination than a burger and beer—and the selection of both at Legends cannot be beat!

America’s Bounty Buffet

Enjoy this luscious buffet on Fridays and Saturdays with entrees like sesame-seared tuna, grilled Mahi Mahi, blue cheese potato flatbread, and more. Enjoy a bit of everything, including luscious salads, pates, international cheeses, fruits, artisan breads and shrimp. Dessert offerings include fresh-baked desserts and famous Berkey Creamery ice cream! It’s the perfect end to a weekend stay in Happy Valley, and a perfect standalone event to celebrate the weekend!

Sunday Brunch Buffet

The Penn Stater’s brunch buffet has been named the best in the region by State College Magazine, and after one bite you’ll know why. Enjoy your complimentary mimosa or champagne with breakfast dishes like apple pancakes with white chocolate and cinnamon sauce, and lunch entrees like Cajun-spiced leg of lamb with cornbread stuffing, alongside their weekly featured items: omelet station, Belgian waffles, salad bar, dessert table and much more. Reservations are recommended! Call 814-863-5090.

The Nittany Lion Inn

The Nittany Lion Inn, located on campus, is Happy Valley’s premier hotel experience—where comfort and quality meet Penn State tradition. It features The Dining Room, a fine dining restaurant that turns any meal into a special occasion, and Whiskers, a casual, pub-style eatery.

Taste of the World Wine Dinners

Every other month, The Nittany Lion Inn hosts a “Tastes of the World: A Wine Dinner Series.” Each dinner features a country or location and its wines, and pairs them with an expertly prepared menu of that region’s finest dishes. The dinners are equal parts delicious and educational—diners learn about the wines, where they come from, and how they are made. They are the perfect opportunity for both beginner wine enthusiasts and aficionados.

PA on the Patio

This summer, you need to be enjoying PA on the Patio at The Nittany Lion Inn! Enjoy a curated selection of Pennsylvania micro-brews and chef-inspired grilled tapas featuring the very best in seasonal fruits, vegetables and local meats like bison bratwurst, chicken and brisket grilled to perfection. Weather permitting; no reservations needed!

Sunday Brunch at The Dining Room

Sunday brunch at The Dining Room has been a longtime tradition in Happy Valley. The weekend seems even better with this lavish brunch that includes carved meats, waffles, made-to-order omelets, fresh fruit and much more.

Easter Buffet at the Inn

The Nittany Lion Inn celebrates Easter with an extravagant brunch featuring an endless array of main dishes, sides and their famous dessert buffet featuring Berkey Creamery ice cream, freshly baked cakes and pies, and more! It would be a great new spring tradition—make your reservations now!

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