Many Happy Valley buffs would argue that the true Happy Valley experience comes from a stroll around downtown State College, where great food and great atmosphere can be found just about anywhere you look. By downtown, we mean the magical loop of College and Beaver Avenues. Here you’ll find eateries for any meal of the day, any occasion, and any palate. We’ll introduce you to just a few of the... MORE
Happy Valley’s Best Beers, Wines and Spirits
Here in the land of Central Pennsylvania, we take our alcohol seriously. Our always-expanding list of breweries, wineries and distilleries more than proves that point. But most importantly, the drinks being produced here are no cheap knockoffs. These locally sourced, expertly crafted beers, wines and spirits rival any national brand and... MORE
Got the munchies? Want the freshest produce? Ripest fruits? Cheese, milk or meats from grass-fed animals? Our local jewel, the Boalsburg Farmers’ Market, is open year-round on Tuesdays from 2–6 p.m. in historic Boalsburg. The Winter Market is held in the St. John’s United Church of Christ on Church Street and... MORE
Food trucks are hardly a new concept. They’ve always been common fixtures in big cities like New York and L.A., serving your typical “street foods” like hot dogs and tacos. But with their resurgence in recent years, food trucks have become just as popular in suburban areas, and their menus have gotten a whole lot more creative.
Happy Valley has been lucky enough to benefit from both of... MORE
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... MORE
As spring slowly but surely arrives in State College, it’s time to start planning your warm weather adventures, and these brand new wine and brew tour packages from Happy Valley Hotels are the perfect place to start.
What sets the new tours apart from others is that they’re all at your own pace—allowing you to taste Happy Valley’s best locally-crafted beers, spirits and wines on... MORE
Classic Irish foods, drink specials galore, music, dancing, free stuff, and of course, green beer—there's lots of Irish fun to be found in State College this St. Patrick's Day!
The Field Burger and Tap
The Field is serving up Irish goodies all week, like the Blarney Burger topped with corned beef and cabbage, and the Irish Fries tossed with roasted... MORE
As Marketing Manager of the Friends & Farmers Cooperative, I am a fully invested shopper of the Online Market. But I didn’t start out that way. At first, I bought only a few items a week—foods I that felt safe to try, like garlic, potatoes and spinach—and spent no more than $12-15 on each order.
Then I... MORE
Whether you’re still trying to drop a few extra pounds for swimsuit season, or you just want to feel your best for the busy, warmer months, Happy Valley provides more than a few tasty options that are both good and good for you. While health-focused options are popping up downtown, farmers markets abound and even long-standing restaurants are adding more vegetarian and vegan options to their... MORE