Enhance your trip to State College by taking in some of the area’s local attractions and activities. From golf to concerts, there are fun Central PA attractions for people of all ages. The Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center is a great place to stay when visiting attractions like the Arboretum at Penn State, Tussey Mountain, and Penn State Golf Courses.
Central Pa Attractions Close to Penn State University
In addition to being one of the top universities in the country, Penn State offers a wealth of attractions for students, locals, and visitors to enjoy. There’s no shortage of fun State College things to do. See a live show or sporting event at Bryce Jordan Center, a 15,000-seat arena located in the center of PSU. Observe fine art in The Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State, which offers an ever-changing array of exhibitions throughout 11 galleries as well as a print-study room, 150-seat auditorium, and outdoor sculpture garden. Visit the Arboretum at Penn State and walk through its beautiful botanical gardens. Or take in a baseball game at the 5,570-seat Lubrano Park, home of the State College Spikes (MILB) and the Penn State Nittany Lions (NCAA).
Golf in State College
Grab your golf clubs and hit the greens! Penn State Golf Courses deliver the very best the game has to offer, with the finest in course facilities; an award-winning driving range with four practice putting greens, a bunker area, and 32 artificial driving range stalls; an on-site clubhouse and cafe; and personalized service. A favorite Central PA attraction, the golf courses at Penn State are just over five miles from our hotel.
The State Theatre
Movies, live music shows, dance performances, and more await you at The State Theatre, known as the “creative soul of the Centre region arts scene.” This community-owned, nonprofit theater hosts everything from high drama to children’s musicals and rock ‘n’ roll to live broadcasts of the Met, and its only 4.2 miles from The Penn Stater.
No matter what the season, Tussey Mountain offers exciting State College things to do for the whole family—from skiing and snow tubing in the winter to golf and go-karts in the summer. The area is also home to the Tussey Mountain Amphitheater, which provides an outdoor music experience like no other, complete with beautiful sunsets and amazing acoustics created by the mountainous terrain. Tussey Mountain is located just under eight miles from our hotel.
Additional Area Attractions:
- DelGrosso’s Amusement Park
- Discovery Space of Central PA
- Penn State All-Sports Museum
- Penn’s Cave & Wildlife Park
- Center for the Performing Arts
- Millbrook Playhouse
- Nittany Valley Symphony
- Palmer Museum of Art
- Penn State Centre Stage
- Pennsylvania Centre Orchestra
More Annual Events in the Area
April – Penn State Renaissance Faire, Central PA Home & Garden Show
June-September – Spikes Baseball, Bellefonte Cruise
July – Last Cruise Car & Motorcycle Show, 4th Fest
August – Nittany Stage Race, Bellefonte Arts & Crafts Fair, State College Brew Expo, Ag Progress Days, Centre County Grange Fair
September – Nittany Valley Half Marathon, Nittany Valley Machinery Show
December – First Night