From Penn State to breweries, find so much to do in State College

Guests love our proximity to Penn State University (two minutes away), making it easy to visit your student or take a tour of the legendary Happy Valley campus. Besides the university, State College is a destination of its own. Discover excellent outdoor options like hiking and biking right by the hotel to Spring Creek Park and Millbrook Marsh Nature Center, as well as a vibrant, beautiful downtown.

Enjoy live music or a show at one of several venues nearby, including the Bryce Jordan Center. Make a cultural stop at renowned Palmer Museum, or spend the afternoon at the Boalsburg Heritage Museum, which offers free tours of the house and grounds. Another must? Plan a visit to Eisenhower Auditorium, which is host to a number of events, including touring Broadway shows and artists. While you’re here, don’t miss a stop at local breweries, including Happy Valley Brewing Co., which serves up well-crafted beers and well-paired dishes within walking distance of our hotel.

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Beaver Stadium

1.23 mi / 1.97 km from the hotel
Show up early for tailgating before the Penn State Nittany Lions hit the field at Beaver Stadium. Boasting more than 100,000 seats, this expansive facility is the second-largest stadium in the western hemisphere.

Discovery Space

2.65 mi / 4.27 km from the hotel
Kids are encouraged to play, explore, and experiment at this science center filled with more than 45 interactive exhibits.

Historic Penn's Cave and Wildlife Park

12.55 mi / 20.19 km from the hotel
View stalactites and stalagmites up close as you take a boat tour through these mysterious caverns. You can also pan for gemstones or try to find your way out of the Miner's Maze.

Medlar Field at Lubrano Park

1.03 mi / 1.67 km from the hotel
Join baseball fans to cheer on the State College Spikes at this 5,406-seat ballpark.

Penn State

1.87 mi / 3 km from the hotel
Tour the main campus of Penn State, a premier public research university with one of the highest enrollments in the US. Grab some ice cream from Berkey Creamery before touring the arboretum, the art galleries, or one of the six museums.

Pennsylvania Military Museum

2.84 mi / 4.57 km from the hotel
The museum preserves and honors Pennsylvania's military history from 1747 to the present with special emphasis on the 20th century, interpreting the story of the Commonwealth's "Citizen Soldiers", civilian activities on the home front, and the contributions of Pennsylvania industry to military technology.

Tussey Mountain

5 mi / 8.04 km from the hotel
Open year-round, Tussey Mountain features seasonal attractions such as skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing during colder months and go-karts, mini golf, fishing, and outdoor movies during warmer seasons.

Bryce Jordan Center

1.2 mi / 1.93 km from the hotel
Central Pennsylvania’s premier entertainment facility, the 15,000+ seat arena is the only facility of its size in the region. Since its opening in 1996, the arena has hosted top-name performers in the music entertainment industry as well as family shows, sporting events, and commencements. The Bryce Jordan Center is also home to both Penn State’s Men’s and Women’s NCAA Division 1 Basketball Teams.

Pegula Ice Arena

1.3 mi / 2.09 km from the hotel
Pegula Ice Arena features two ice surfaces: a main rink, home to Penn State's varsity hockey programs, and a community rink. The main arena seats 5,782 fans, and the community rink seats 300 fans.

Happy Valley Brewing Company

0.18 mi / 0.3 km from the hotel
Grab a meal and drinks at this microbrewery located in a converted barn.

The Arboretum at Penn State

1.9 mi / 3.06 km from the hotel
A beautiful spot to visit year-round, the Arboretum at Penn State features the H.O. Smith Botanical Gardens, greenhouses, a children’s garden, and an education center.

Mount Nittany

3.36 mi / 5.4 km from the hotel
One of the most hiked mountains in Centre County, Mount Nittany offers a moderate climb to many vistas that look out on State College, Beaver Stadium, and other surrounding communities and landmarks.