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Digitally Disconnect in Centre County

Image: The Arboretum at Penn State In our high-tech, social media-crazed society, it’s getting increasingly easy to look back on a single day and tally up the rare moments when your phone was not in your hands or just out of reach. Can you even remember the last time you turned it off entirely for…


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Digitally Disconnect in Centre County

Nightlife: State College After Dark

  State College is a playground for a variety of tastes and lifestyles. Whether you like outdoor activities, retail therapy or intellectual pursuits, this area is ripe with opportunities each and every day. But nighttime is the right time to experience a whole other side of State College – and we don’t just mean the…


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Nightlife: State College After Dark

How to Spend 48 Hours in State College

Ah, State College. For many visitors, coming here is a pilgrimage back to ye olde college stomping grounds. But others travel to Central Pennsylvania on business or for reasons unrelated to tailgates or graduation; they never drank the Nittany Lion Kool-Aid and are not sure what all the blue-and-white hype is about, or where to…


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How to Spend 48 Hours in State College

How to Spend 24 Hours in Penns Valley

The History of Penns Valley State College may be the heart of Centre County, but the rolling farmlands, meandering creeks and quiet beauty of the surrounding valleys is part of what makes this area such a great place to live and visit. And it doesn’t get prettier than Penns Valley. Gen. James Potter, a farmer,…


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How to Spend 24 Hours in Penns Valley

How to Spend 24 Hours in Boalsburg

The History of Boalsburg Just a few miles from State College down Rte. 322 East is Boalsburg, a quaint little village with a rich history and a proud heritage. The village was mostly developed between 1809 and 1848, and was named Boalsburg in 1820 after the influential Boal family, whose 200-year-old estate is now a…


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How to Spend 24 Hours in Boalsburg

How to Spend 24 Hours in Bellefonte

History of Bellefonte As home to Penn State University’s main campus, State College gets most of the glory in Centre County. But a beautiful borough 12 miles to the north has been an important piece of Pennsylvania’s history. Bellefonte, settled in 1795 and incorporated in 1806, is the county seat and has produced five of…


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How to Spend 24 Hours in Bellefonte

State College, Penn State & Centre County Museums for $10 or Less

Wanna do a little exploring on the cheap, and learn something along the way? Check out one of these local museums or specialized libraries. None cost more than $10 to get in, and all will show you something you’d never seen before. Penn State All Sports Museum – Any sports fan will appreciate a trip…


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State College, Penn State & Centre County Museums for $10 or Less

Penn State Football Tailgating

  Do you know how to tailgate like a pro at Penn State? There is one overriding reason Penn State consistently ranks among the best tailgating colleges in the country. And that reason is not the quality of our burgers or the winning record of our team. It’s the camaraderie and spirit of our fans,…


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Penn State Football Tailgating

Can’t Miss Breakfast Spots and Coffee Shops

When it comes to yummy ways to start your day in State College, many think of the Belgian beauties at The Waffle Shop or the buttery grilled stickies at Ye Olde College Diner. Of course, there are tried-and-true chains like Perkins, Cracker Barrel and Panera Bread, not to mention Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts, that serve…


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Can’t Miss Breakfast Spots and Coffee Shops

Fun Things To Do With Kids in State College

Tons of families converge in State College for one main reason in the fall: Penn State football. But many alumni who are happy to be back in the valley for a few days bring with them something they didn’t have when they were Penn State students:  Kids! Hitting up Berkey Creamery and snapping pics at…


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Fun Things To Do With Kids in State College