The Nittany Lion Inn has long made a niche for itself for its old world charm, inventive and delicious food and unmatched guest happiness. Over the past few years, there has been something else putting The Nittany Lion Inn on the map – its love for international wines. It started when Sean Caviston, The Dining Room's operational manager, began training with the Court of Master Sommeliers of... MORE
Thanks to Penn State attracting students and faculty from around the globe, you don’t have to go far to find authentic ethnic food in Happy Valley. Whether you’ve got a craving for a particular cuisine or want to try something for the first time, there are plenty of options in Happy Valley to taste different foods from around the world.
Kimchi Korean Restaurant... MORE
Where to Get Your Daily Cup of Joe
We all need coffee. And we need a great go-to spot to get it. While big box coffee shops like Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts can do in a pinch, Happy Valley has some unique local places to get your daily cup of joe. Here are a few of our favorites.
Webster's Bookstore Café
Webster's is much more than a coffee shop. It's... MORE
The Dining Room at The Nittany Lion became the first restaurant in the State College area—and only the 18th in the state—to earn a “Best Of” Award of Excellence by the internationally respected Wine Spectator magazine. Wine Spectator’s ranking system is considered to be the industry standard by which restaurants and vineyards... MORE
Kimchi Korean Restaurant's mission is simple: to delight customers with their creativity, quality and exceptional value. Since opening in 2006, Kimchi (aptly named after the spicy fermented cabbage dish) has served up the best in traditional and contemporary Korean dishes. Choose from grilled dishes, special dishes, rice dishes, vegetable dishes, noodles, stew and soup – all made with fresh... MORE
The road to Happy Valley Vineyard and Winery leads past industrial buildings, then neighborhoods with bicycles and dogs on the sidewalks, then onto a winding road past cornfields and ready-to-be harvested grapevines trailing by the car window. It's a picture of Happy Valley as a whole – the best of both worlds – a place where city and industry lives in camaraderie with country... MORE
Mount Nittany Vineyard and Winery shares its name with Happy Valley's most iconic landmark, and as the mountain puts on its amazing autumnal show of oranges, reds and yellows, the winery brings us some of the best fun and flavors of the season.
First up is their Harvest Fest on October 15. Stroll through their mountain-side vineyards (the leaves! It's a show in... MORE
Gathering friends and family for a party or reunion in Happy Valley is always a great time. The beautiful scenery, abundance of outdoor activities, and the cool fall nights make any occasion in Central Pennsylvania one to remember.
But whether you opt to host your event at your house or a venue, there’s always the issue of providing food. Do you cook for all your guests and waste... MORE