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Oregon STate VS Penn State, Sept 6 2008 Where to stay

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Oregon STate VS Penn State, Sept 6 2008 Where to stay

ust got the schedule and Our Beav's are gunna head yer way

Need ta make reservations now it seems.

For a Fun weekend, maybe 4 days. Best Place to stay, close, and where we can soak in the Penn State experience.

This is one of the top places on my list to watch a College Game so I want it to be pefect

Where to stay

where to eat

What sites to see

Where to Tailgate at, we are Traveling Pro's at it.... :-)

Any help would be AWSOME

Thanks

Chris

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1. Re: Oregon STate VS Penn State, Sept 6 2008 Where to stay

Your #1 priority should be finding lodging. Most State College hotels are fully booked about a year before all Penn State home games. Also, after looking at the PSU schedule, I think that this game will have a 3:30 p.m. EST kick-off, or later. An 8 p.m. EST is a strong possibility. If an 8 p.m. kick-off is announced, it’s likely that all hotels within an hour to an hour-and-a-half drive (such as Altoona, Bedford, Philipsburg, Clearfield and Du Bois) will rapidly become fully booked.

For you other State College inquires, here are some websites to check:

http://www.visitpennstate.org/

http://www.statecollege.com/sitestosee/

http://www.chow.com/search?search%5Bquery%5D=State+College&x=17&y=10

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2. Re: Oregon STate VS Penn State, Sept 6 2008 Where to stay

Here's another dining website to check:

http://www.roadfood.com

Click on "forums"; click on "search" and then enter "State College PA" in the search block and hit enter.

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3. Re: Oregon STate VS Penn State, Sept 6 2008 Where to stay

To get the PSU atmosphere it would be best to stay as near to downtown State College and the University as possible. There are a few hotels in the immediate downtown area, a Days Inn, the Atherton Hotel and the Imperial Motor Inn. From these locations you can walk to the bars, restaurants, and campus/Beaver Stadium. There are also many hotels further out, check the above links. Heed the warning to book ASAP!

You will find the most unique bars and restaurants (non-chains) in State College adjacent to the campus. The Corner Room Restaurant is an institution, for an upscale experience, Spats or Zollas, and for something fun and different, try Herwigs, an unique Austrian bistro (its BYOB). For bars, try the Rathskeller (tradition), Zeno's (music) or the Phyrst (singalong on Saturdays).

As for tailgating, if you drive to the game you will park where they tell you...but PSU tailgates are famous and you will be surrounded!

Have fun!

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4. Re: Oregon STate VS Penn State, Sept 6 2008 Where to stay

One of the best hotels to really soak in the true Penn State atmosphere would be The Nittany Lion Inn, on campus, at the corner of Route 322/N. Atherton Street. Check it out: www.pshs.psu.edu/nittanylioninn/nlhome.asp

You could walk to the stadium from here, but if you do drive, you will park pretty much where they send you. One good thing--there's no really bad spot to tailgate here, it's all mostly fields or lots full of fun-loving tailgaters (like me and my friends who have been going for 30 years!). And from almost any vantage point you will see the famed Mount Nittany, especially scenic from the stadium. This will pale in comparison to your mountains out West, but around here it's a legendary place where Princess Nit-a-Nee (get it?) lived many years ago.

Nearby on Atherton Steet is The Waffle Shop, THE place to eat breakfast! Excellent, fresh food! Besides the already-mentioned restaurants, you could also check out The Tavern Restaurant downtown, for a cozy meal in a traditional place filled with historic Penn State/State College photos.

Another fun bar downtown is the Shandygaff on Calder Way, where they generally play oldies and everyone sings along in a beer-soaked (but good-natured) atmosphere. Don't miss the Creamery on campus for the best ice cream anywhere (try Peachy Paterno!!). This is where Ben & Jerry learned how to make ice cream.

Also check out the Nittany Lion statue on campus, which is near the Inn. This is where everyone goes to have their picture taken--recent grads, etc.

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