Happy Valley Adventure Bureau

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Guest Rooms3,206
Guest rooms at 1 hotel300 guest rooms
Special event venues30
Average room rate$127.03
Daily food cost$45.00
Occupancy rate60.7%
Tax rate6%

Happy Valley Adventure Bureau


Meet your next adventure in Happy Valley

In Happy Valley, excitement waits just outside your meeting room door. With thrilling attractions, delightful towns, and every outdoor adventure imaginable, there’s no better place to bring your team together or take them out on the town. State College, Pennsylvania is home to the Pennsylvania State University Nittany Lions and located within a short driving distance to Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, New York City, Washington, D.C., and Baltimore but also offers daily flights in and out of University Park Airport. After your meeting, there is ample opportunity for exciting nightlife, theater performances, historic shopping districts, museums, attractions and concerts. You can keep up with your active lifestyle during your conference on nearby cycling trails, hiking trails, golf courses, fishing, kayaking and more! Bellefonte and Boalsburg are both historic towns with shopping districts and attractions and are within a 5 to 20-minute drive time. Happy Valley has the amenities of a major city, but without much of the stop-and-go traffic that goes with it. Another advantage your meeting attendees will have compared to a larger destination is no charge for parking, Wi-Fi or resort fees. The Central PA Tasting Trail offers a fantastic tour of Central PA with stops at a variety of local microbreweries, cideries, wineries and distilleries. Travel the trail at your leisure, or hitch a ride from Fullington Bus & Limo end enjoy the local flavors to the fullest! Let the Happy Valley Adventure Bureau agents help navigate your way through the RFP process and site visits. We can help find the perfect fit for your needs and price. Think of us like your friend offering advice on a difficult decision. And, well, let’s just say we’re happy to help!


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04/17/2020 – 12/30/2022

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Getting Here

Our proximity to major metro areas such as Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Columbus, Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Washington D.C., New York City and Baltimore makes State College a convenient central hub for meetings. We offer direct flights to University Park Airport from Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia and Washington D.C. We are located near I-80, I-99 and 322, which offers a beautiful scenic drive to our destination. State College is also a direct drive on the MegaBus line from Philadelphia, New York City, Harrisburg and Pittsburgh.

Distance from airport

  • University Park Airport

    3.22 km from city center

  • Harrisburg International Airport

    156.11 km from city center

  • Pittsburgh International Airport

    251.06 km from city center


Local Attractions

Downtown State College

Business district
0 mi. away
Downtown State College is a simple crossing of the street away from the Penn State campus. Downtown is packed full of shopping, restaurants, nightlife, an art walk and more.
State College, PA, US 16801

Penn State Golf Courses

0 mi. away
Penn State is known for producing some of America's best golf course managers. Come check out either the White or the Blue Courses during some downtime from your meeting.
1523 West College Ave
State College, PA, US 16801

Tussey Mountain All Seasons

5 mi. away
Known mostly for beginner level skiing and tubing Tussey Mountain also offers a fun park and summer events such as concerts, movies, Brew Fest, Oktoberfest and Celticfest.
301 Bear Meadows Rd
Boalsburg, PA, US 16827

Pegula Ice Arena

0 mi. away
Home to Penn State Men's and Women's Hockey, the venue opened in 2013. The game environments are loud, fun and full of spirit.
250 University Dr
University Park, PA, US 16802

Seven Mountains Wine Cellars

17 mi. away
Sip award-winning wine on the large decks in this quiet and relaxing destination just a short drive from State College.
324 Decker Valley Rd
Spring Mills, PA, US 16875

Pennsylvania Military Museum

4 mi. away
Pennsylvania's military history is on full display at this gorgeous museum. You'll be greeted by the guns from the battleship U.S.S. Pennsylvania. You will also noticed several tanks, vehicles and monuments before you even step foot in the museum.
51 Boal Ave.
Boalsburg, PA, US 16827

Historic Bellefonte

Business district
11 mi. away
Small town Americana is present in Bellefonte. Go antiquing, have a great meal at a Mom & Pop style restaurant and stop into several different museums and shops.
Bellefonte, PA, US 16823

Penn State All-Sports Museum

0 mi. away
Come check out the history of Penn State Football and all of the other varsity sports conveniently in the Southwest Corner of Beaver Stadium. You will find artifacts, hands on exhibits and more. While you're there take the stadium tour and get your photo taken in one of North America's largest stadiums.
One Beaver Stadium
University Park, PA, US 16802



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Mar 1 – Dec 31


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