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Best Summer Bites for Happy Valley Visitors

It’s no secret that Happy Valley is home to a variety of farmers’ markets and all-natural eats, and some of our favorite fresh-food vendors are pulling out all the stops for the upcoming spring season. You’ll even find some brand-new restaurants in town that are sure to offer up a selection of fabulously fresh, spring-inspired menu items.

More than Just a Fad: The Brunch Revolution

Brunch is hardly a new idea, but as it becomes more accessible to those living outside the realm of posh eateries and hefty menu prices, it has been experiencing a revitalization. Now, there’s no need to be in a big city or to pay top dollar for a fantastic brunch experience. Top restaurants in destinations such as State College are jumping on the bandwagon and offering up world-class brunch menus that easily fit every taste. Whether you’re looking for a hearty, belly-filling breakfast, or a light and elegant start to your day, or even a cure for a wicked hangover, you can find it all.

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

New and Notable Hot Spots in Happy Valley

There’s never been a better time to establish yourself in Happy Valley, whether that means buying a year-round home, starting a new business or committing to visit several times a year. As our local population grows, so, too, do small businesses. Here’s a sampling of a few of our favorite new restaurants and corporations that are happy to great new customers.

 

The Melt Shack

218 E. Calder Way, State College

Winter is Time for Delicious Food and Fun: The Nittany Lion Inn and The Penn Stater have a Great Season Planned

Leave hibernation to the bears - not the Lions! You can turn basketball season into a winter getaway with the Slam Dunk Package at The Penn Stater – it includes overnight accommodations with a breakfast buffet for two, and two best-available game tickets to see the Penn State men’s or women’s basketball teams heat up the Bryce Jordan Center. There is even complimentary transportation to and from the BJC for your convenience.

Get a Taste of the Season

As summer winds down, Happy Valley prepares to share the harvest—bringing scrumptious fall flavors to local establishments. Many local restaurants, bars, and other eateries are adding a taste of autumn to their inventories and menus. Here are a few to try…

 

Cool Down with a Frozen Apple Cider from Otto's

Drink your way into fall with a special libation in Otto's featured drink rotation. Frozen apple cider is made with Barrel 21 Apple Eau de Vie, White Rye Whiskey, Keewaydin Apple Cider and Apple Juice with Orange and Vanilla.

Enjoy Best of Fall and Winter Feasts and Fun at The Nittany Lion Inn and The Penn Stater

Penn State's premier hotels, The Nittany Lion Inn on campus and The Penn Stater located in Innovation Park, are ready for your visit back to Happy Valley. With golf packages, game weekend seafood buffets, Sunday brunches and events around the holidays, your visit back to Happy Valley just got more delicious!

 

Golf and Fishing Packages

Indulge in The Field's milkshakes made from Berkey Creamery ice cream

Save room for these decadent treats hand-spun with your favorite Berkey Creamery ice cream flavors at The Field Burger and Tap at Toftrees. They feature both hard and classic milkshakes in delicious flavors like Salted Caramel Pretzel Caramel, S' mores, Death By Chocolate, Chocolate Peanut Butter Chocolate, Mudslide and Birthday Cake.

Are the Kids Asking, “What’s for Dinner?”?

Happy Valley Comes to the Rescue with Fantastic Family-Friendly Dining Options

Make Your Thanksgiving a Happy Valley Affair

With October coming to an end, many of us are beginning to decide on who is making or bringing what on the biggest feast of the year, Thanksgiving. But have you ever taken in to consideration the option of not cooking at all and pigging out all day. Well there are five restaurants within the land of Happy Valley that are willing to make it a very option for you and your family.

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