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The slow, relaxed weekends of summer are even better at The Nittany Lion Inn. Make plans to kick back and enjoy their Friday night PA on the Patio, or add a golf experience to your stay and get their legendary food, a room, and 36 holes all for one convenient price. Shake up your plans with PA on the Patio All this summer, prepare to shake up your Friday night plans. With grilled tapas, PA... MORE
By David Harry   Your new high school graduate is headed to Penn State.  Congratulations! Not only is your child about to experience a great education at a first-class university, you are about to become a regular visitor to one of the most beautiful and exciting locations in Pennsylvania: Happy Valley! You’ve been here before to see the University, but now, whether your Penn... MORE
This July, downtown State College will transform into a Festival destination for the 53rd year in a row. From July 10-14, the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts will bring us five sunny days of art, music and great times. Ready to revisit your favorite summer memory-maker? Here's what you need to know!   New this year: Street Painting moving to Foster The Festival's Street... MORE
FEATURED EVENTS June 21-23 Central PA Theatre & Dance Fest State College, PA centralpatheatre.com   July 10-14 Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts State College, PA arts-festival.com   July 4 Central PA 4th Fest State College, PA centralpa4thfest.orgfireworks   June 27, July 11, 18, 25, August 1, 8, 15 WingFest Tussey... MORE
By David Harry   Take a drive through Central Pennsylvania – the Appalachian Mountains nesting around the highway, farmland stretching out in patchwork lines – and sooner or later you'll find Bellefonte. I'm here to advise you to make it sooner rather than later, because exploring this jewelry box of a small Victorian town bursting with flavor, culture and ideas is going to be a... MORE
By Jeff Cavanaugh   State College may be known elsewhere as a football town — but in the summer, the outdoors and baseball steal the show. There are so many fun and one-of-a-kind experiences in Central Pennsylvania to enjoy during the summer. Whether its heading out with the family to the ballpark, eating dinner outside on College Ave. or watching an outdoor movie at Tussey Mountain,... MORE
By Emily Riden   In 1967, the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the ArtsTM was first introduced as a way to bring more of the arts to the area, marking the start of one of Happy Valley’s earliest summer festivals. Now more than 50 years later, ‘Arts Fest’ has not only grown exponentially, so has the lineup of festivals offered each summer throughout Happy Valley.   Today,... MORE
By Abbe Hamilton   This summer, venture outside to some of the best hiking, biking, and paddling destinations Happy Valley has in store! Beginner or expert, here are some destinations to check out for local outdoor fun. Purple Lizard Destinations If you’ve never used a Purple Lizard map, make this summer the one you try it. Based in Central PA, the Purple Lizard Maps... MORE
By Emily Riden   If the sunshine and warmer weather have found you yearning to dust off your golf clubs, day dreaming about hitting the links and improving your handicap, or contemplating learning to golf for the first time, and if you happen to live in or plan to visit Happy Valley this summer, you’re in luck!   The region is home to an exceptional array of courses, ideal... MORE
  Boalsburg, Pennsylvania, otherwise known as the founding place of Memorial Day, is a heartwarming historic town with an air of elegance and patriotism. Visitors and locals alike will enjoy all that this town has to offer.   Where to Eat Duffy’s Tavern offers a cozy environment, with both casual and fine dining. You can enjoy a fine dining room, a closed-in porch, or a seat... MORE

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