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The Insider’s Travel Guide

Adventures in Happy Valley

State College is more than just a university campus. It’s enriched with vibrant outdoor excursions, tranquil scenery and lively culture. Explore the city’s treasured destinations to make your next stay unforgettable.

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Food

For many, food is the finest part of traveling. That’s why we work to bring several different culinary experiences to you at Carnegie House. Whether you’re craving an upscale dinner or want to order breakfast in bed, our master chefs make every meal memorable. Explore our menus and reserve a table today.

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Wine

The restaurants at Carnegie House all feature an exceptional wine list, offering a selection from California, France, Italy and other countries. Recently, Grace Restaurant was even awarded the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Discover our artisan selections that truly showcase the unique beauty of winemaking techniques during your next stay.

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Toftree’s Golf Course

Steps away from Carnegie House lies Toftree’s Golf Course, a spectacular fairway nestled among secluded pine trees. Viewed as one of the best places to golf, this 18-hole course is perfect for both beginners and seasoned pros. Play a round with family, friends and colleagues while relishing in the relaxing environment.

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Fly Fishing

Recognized as Pennsylvania’s crown jewel for fishing, State College is rich in freshwater creeks and lakes. Avid anglers across the nation cherish the bounty of fish, wild environment and scenic views. Most notably, the area is known for being a trout fisherman’s paradise. Book a guided tour through us or go on a solo adventure during your stay.

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Arts & Culture

A trip to State College isn’t complete without exploring the rich heritage. From local museums to art galleries, you’re going to love all the cultural attractions around town. Be sure to check out the Palmer Museum of Art, Penn State Center for Performing Arts, State Theater and American Philatelic Center while you’re in town.

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Downtown

Filled with enchanting shops and restaurants, Downtown State College celebrates authentic urban adventures. From April through December, be sure to stop by First Fridays to enjoy live music while shopping, mingling and viewing local art.

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Parks & Gardens

Enjoy the lush nature and beauty at the Arboretum in State College. Featuring a beautiful group of gardens, this botanical landscape is a great place for education and casual strolls. If you enjoy climbing peaks and trekking along creeks, there are also plenty of hikes to explore around Happy Valley.

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Football

Are you a Penn State alum or a rival fan? No matter the case, experience a roaring good time during a football game while cheering on your favorite team. Check out the schedule and discover the lively spirit of Happy Valley at their next event.

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