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Plan your next trip to State College, PA with information including area attractions, restaurants, hotels, and other great businesses welcoming visitors to Central Pennsylvania. With numerous options for all tastes and budgets, State College offers something for everyone. Altoona-Blair County Airport invites you to enjoy all the best tastes of the town, events and activities to help make your visit to State College a trip to remember!


Inns and Resorts/Motels/Hotels

The Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center
215 Innovation Blvd.
State College, PA 16803
Phone: 814-863-5000

Minutes away from Penn State’s University Park Campus, The Penn Stater offers quick and easy shuttle access to everything the University has to offer. The hotel features 300 guest rooms and suites complete with all amenities needed for a relaxing and productive stay: complimentary Wi-Fi, coffeemakers, flat-screen HDTVs, and king, queen, or double beds. On-site hotel amenities include a lap pool, 24-hour fitness center, two award-winning on-site restaurants, a casual pub, complimentary parking, and ample special event space with catering available.

The Nittany Lion Inn
200 W. Park Ave.
State College, PA 16803
Phone: 814-865-8500

This historic hotel on Penn State’s University Campus is the premier lodging destination which combines comfort and quality for an unparalleled guest experience. World-class dining, full bar, and extensive amenities including in-room Keurig coffeemakers, fresh local apples, valet service, comprehensive meeting services, shuttle services to the Bryce Jordan Center, Innovation Park, Downtown State College, and other top destinations, as well as access to The Penn Stater (including a lap pool).

Days Inn by Wyndham Penn State
240 S. Pugh St. Ste 1
State College, PA 16801
Phone: 814-238-8454

Award-winning hotel located in the heart of downtown State College offering on-site restaurant, bar, bottle shop, indoor heated pool, business and fitness centers, 24-hour coffee, tea, and reception desk. Room amenities include room service, a refrigerator, coffee/tea maker, iron/ironing board, and 43” flat screen televisions. Safe deposit boxes, hot water kettles cribs, and rollaway beds available upon request.

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Dining & Nightlife

Restaurants and Taverns

The Corner Room
100 W College Ave
State College, PA 16801
Phone: (814) 237-3051

Enjoy American classics and more adventurous contemporary cuisine, all at affordable prices at State College’s traditional meeting spot since 1855.

Faccia Luna
1229 South Atherton Street
State College, PA 16801
(814) 234-9000

Wood-fired pizza and handcrafted sandwiches, salads, pasta, and starters.

Hoss’s Steak and Sea House
1450 N Atherton St
State College, PA 16803
Phone: (814) 234-4009

Classic steak and seafood restaurant with full buffet service

The Basement
112 W College Ave
State College, PA 16801
Phone: (814) 237-4350

Basement party nightspot directly across from the Penn State Campus. Hot music and daily specials including $2 24oz. Big Basement Teas and $3 vodka drinks. Open Thursday – Saturday from 9pm to 2am.

Bill Pickle’s Tap Room
106 S Allen Street
State College, PA 16801
Phone: (814) 272-1172

Daily drink specials, Tuesday Country DJ Night, Team Trivia Wednesday, Live DJ Friday and Saturday, and NFL Sundays with a selection of starters, wings, soups, salads, burgers, entrees, and more.

Otto’s Pub & Brewery
2235 N. Atherton St.
State College, PA 16803
Phone: 814-867-6886

Barrel-aged cocktails, frozen cocktails, 64 oz. Growler fills, and free local delivery of beer and spirits. Menu choices for dine-in and takeout include appetizers, salads, burgers, sandwiches, wraps, pizza, and entrees, as well as large family-sized dinners (feeds 4-6).

Quaker Steak and Lube – State College
501 Benner Pike
State College, PA 16801
Phone: (814) 237-5823

Motor-themed restaurant near Penn State offering sandwiches, burgers, salads, soups, steak, seafood, and fresh wings with more than 25 specialty wing sauces and happy hour daily. Dine-in, carry-out and delivery.

The Tavern Restaurant
220 E. College Avenue
State College, PA 16801
Phone: 814-238-6116

Tavern food favorites, drink specials, and live entertainment events with al fresca dining in season.

Doan’s Bones Award-Winning Barbecue & Catering

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Attractions, Events and Culture

Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts
P.O. Box 1023
403 S. Allen St., Ste. 205A
State College, PA 16804
Phone: 814-237-3682

Bryce Jordan Center
127 Bryce Jordan Center
University Park , PA 16802
Phone: 814-865-5555

This premier 15,000-seat arena is the largest in the region hosting the music industry’s top performers, shows, sporting events, trainings, conferences, trade shows, banquets and more. On-site dining and catering available, as well as ADA parking and seating.

Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State
103 Eisenhower Auditorium
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: 814-863-9494

Nittany Valley Symphony
270 Walker Drive, Suite 102-E
State College, PA 16801
Phone: 814-231-8224

Northland Recreation Center, Inc.
1521 Martin St
State College, PA 16803
Phone: (814) 237-1500

Bowling, arcade games, pool tables, food, drink, and motel

Centre County Grange Encampment and Fair – Annual August Event
Grange Park
PO Box 271
Centre Hall, PA 16828
Phone: (814) 364-9212

With a 146-year history, the fair is a home-away-from-home to families in 1,000 tents and 1,500 RVs. It is the only remaining tenting fair in the nation. Feel the magic, the charm, and the nostalgia. Best of all, be part of something extraordinary!

Pegula Ice Arena
156 Pegula Ice Arena
250 University Drive
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: 814-865-4102

Main rink (home to the Penn State varsity hockey program) and community ice rink open year-round and offering skating programs.

Palmer Museum of Art, Penn State
Curtin Road
University Park, PA 16802 2507
Phone: 814-865-7672

Visual arts facility located on Penn State’s University Park campus. With a collection of 9,600 objects representing a variety of cultures and spanning centuries of art, the Palmer is the largest art museum between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia.

The Arboretum at Penn State
H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens
The Arboretum at Penn State
Corner of Park Avenue and Bigler Road
University Park PA 16802

Botanical and sculptural gardens with a sundial, Rail Trail, marsh meadow boardwalk, witness tree, lotus pool, and more. Offering events for all ages throughout much of the year.

The State Theatre
130 W. College Ave.
State College, PA 16801
Phone: 814-272-0606

Featuring locally and nationally renowned artists, musicians, and performers from all genres and all periods. From opera and musical theatre to jazz, pop, country, bluegrass, indie, and blues, to stand-up comedy, children’s programming, movies, dance, and so much more, The State Theatre is your source for entertainment and performance arts in the Centre County region.

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Historic Sites/Excursions/Tours

Big Valley & Amish Communities
Visit Big Valley
P.O. Box 872
Belleville, PA 17004
Phone: (814) 641-1146


The Pennsylvania State University
201 Old Main
University Park, Pennsylvania 16802
Phone: 814-865-4700

Public 4-year research university


Penn’s Cave and Wildlife Park
222 Penn’s Cave Road
Centre Hall, PA 16828
Phone: (814) 364-1664

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Borough of State College
243 S Allen Street
State College, PA 16801
Phone: (814) 234-7100