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State College
State College, as can be imagined from its name, is a college town, the home to the main campus of Penn State, one of the ten largest public universities in the United States. Downtown State College is home to hundreds of businesses that serve the university's students and professors, from boutique shops, to coffee houses, to theaters for the performing arts. The city is also home to the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, which brings 125,000 visitors to the downtown area each year.

All things to do » Things to do

Penn State University
Penn State University
Attraction type: Educational sites
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The Arboretum at Penn State
The Arboretum at Penn State
Attraction type: Gardens
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Pegula Ice Arena
Pegula Ice Arena
Attraction type: Arenas & Stadiums
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Beaver Stadium
Beaver Stadium
Attraction type: Arenas & Stadiums
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Palmer Museum of Art
Palmer Museum of Art
Attraction type: Art Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Berkey Creamery
Berkey Creamery
Ranked #1 of 240 Restaurants in State College
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
The Waffle Shop
The Waffle Shop
Ranked #2 of 240 Restaurants in State College
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
The Original Waffle Shop
The Original Waffle Shop
Ranked #3 of 240 Restaurants in State College
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Otto's Pub and Brewery
Otto's Pub and Brewery
Ranked #4 of 240 Restaurants in State College
Price: $6 - $30
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Kids, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Happy Valley Brewing
Happy Valley Brewing
Ranked #5 of 240 Restaurants in State College
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

The Atherton Hotel
3.0 of 5
The Atherton Hotel
$88 - $263
Ranked #13 of 26 Hotels in State College
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Nittany Budget Motel
2.0 of 5
Nittany Budget Motel
$64 - $84
Ranked #18 of 26 Hotels in State College
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Sleep Inn
2.0 of 5
Sleep Inn
$76 - $149
Ranked #19 of 26 Hotels in State College
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, State College (Penn State Area)
3.0 of 5
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, State College (Penn State Area)
$104 - $267
Ranked #1 of 26 Hotels in State College
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Hilton Garden Inn State College
3.0 of 5
Hilton Garden Inn State College
$124 - $221
Ranked #2 of 26 Hotels in State College
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Nittany Lion Inn
3.5 of 5
Nittany Lion Inn
$146 - $330
Ranked #3 of 26 Hotels in State College
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.