So Why Have a Meeting in Happy Valley?
State College, Pennsylvania is home to the Pennsylvania State University Nittany Lions located in beautiful Happy Valley. It also is a great place to hold your next meeting, since it is centrally located between major metro areas such as Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Washington D.C., Baltimore and New York City. With its walkable downtown getting around is easy for your meeting guests to find shopping, places to eat or even grab a drink during happy hour. During your meeting downtime we recommend visiting attractions such as the Pennsylvania Military Museum, Arboretum at Penn State, Palmer Art Museum, Boal Mansion & Columbus Chapel, Penn State All-Sports Museum and of course get a scoop or two at the Penn State Creamery. State College 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. A favorite activity for visitors coming to the region is making a couple of stops on the Central PA Tasting Trail. The trail is comprised of four wineries, four breweries, two distilleries and a cidery all located within Centre County. Odds are good that any one of these locations will be a short drive from your meeting location and the perfect destination for a group happy hour. The town has been awarded distinctions as one of the best locations for entrepreneurs, new graduates and best places to move to. This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to reasons why people move and open up businesses within our region. You will be able to find that entrepreneurial spirit with several of the region's business incubators and locally owned businesses. Let the staff at the Central Pennsylvania Convention & Visitors Bureau help you navigate your way through the RFP process and site visits. We can help you find the perfect fit for your needs and price. Think of us like your friend offering advice on a difficult decision. We're more than happy to help you get the most out of your meeting.
- 11/21/2019 – 12/31/2020
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