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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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Palmer Museum of Art
Palmer Museum of Art
Attraction type: Art Museums
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Beaver Stadium
Beaver Stadium
Attraction type: Arenas & Stadiums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Berkey Creamery
Berkey Creamery
Ranked #1 of 235 Restaurants in State College
Cuisines: American
Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
The Waffle Shop
The Waffle Shop
Ranked #2 of 235 Restaurants in State College
Cuisines: American
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
The Original Waffle Shop
The Original Waffle Shop
Ranked #3 of 235 Restaurants in State College
Cuisines: American
Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Otto's Pub and Brewery
Otto's Pub and Brewery
Ranked #4 of 235 Restaurants in State College
Price: $10 - $15
Cuisines: American, Bar, Vegetarian, Pub, Vegan, Gluten Free
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, 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 235 Restaurants in State College
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Quality Inn
2.5 of 5
Quality Inn
$71 - $108
Ranked #7 of 26 Hotels in State College
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Nittany Budget Motel
Nittany Budget Motel
$62 - $89
Ranked #17 of 26 Hotels in State College
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Sleep Inn
2.0 of 5
Sleep Inn
$71 - $159
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)
$115 - $246
Ranked #1 of 26 Hotels in State College
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Nittany Lion Inn
3.5 of 5
Nittany Lion Inn
$139 - $346
Ranked #2 of 26 Hotels in State College
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Hilton Garden Inn State College
3.0 of 5
Hilton Garden Inn State College
$116 - $213
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.