State College is rated one of the best adventure towns in the United States, from sporting events to music and arts festivals to insane mountain bike challenges and runs, we have it! Stroll through historic shopping districts with outdoor cafés, restaurants and night clubs or enjoy fine dining and experience Broadway…a little off Broadway.
Dip into the Penn State Creamery- where Ben & Jerry got their start in ice cream, visit the Palmer Art Museum or rock out at the Bryce Jordan Center with headline bands and some of the biggest names in entertainment. Step up to the plate with the State College Spikes, a Class ‘A’ affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, they share one of the only LEED certified green stadiums in baseball with the Penn State team.
Central PA has some of the best mountain biking areas in the country… miles and miles of single track through Rothrock State Forest. Penn’s Cave is the only all water commercial cavern in the United States… you can explore the entire cave by boat! Fly fishing is an international sport on Central PA more than 200 miles of trout streams; U.S. Presidents have casted a line along them and they’ve played host to world championships.
Visit the new Nature Inn at Bald Eagle State Park, the new ESSpa at the Carnegie House, tee off at a 4.5 star PGA rated golf course or climb Mount Nittany for spectacular views. For an adrenaline rush, challenge yourself on one of the largest vertical adventure courses on the East Coast and join some of the biggest names in action sports at Camp Woodward.
Bellefonte is an architect’s dream with stately Victorian mansions and Georgian-style architecture dating back to the 1700’s. The town also boasts a historic train station and many bed & breakfasts. Boalsburg is the birthplace of Memorial Day is also home to the Pennsylvania Military Museum and descendents of Christopher Columbus. Festivals this summer include Central PA 4th Fest and Central PA Festival of the Arts, and then follow one of many road trips to vineyards and artists’ studios.
For lodging availability contact the Central PA Convention & Visitors Bureau at 800-358-5466 or www.visitpennstate.org and follow us at www.facebook.com/visitpennstate.