The rolling farm country of central Pennsylvania is the setting for State College, an aptly named college town of over 40,000 people. State College is home to Pennsylvania State University's flagship campus—the university's students double the size of this town each year—as well as its famous Nittany Lions football team. A State College vacation is often centered around the school's activities, which are plentiful all year round. The campus is impressive even when school isn't in session, and the surrounding area is beautiful any time of year.
Penn State really is the lifeblood of this town, and because of that it's easy to find State College hotels convenient to all the local attractions. You won't want to miss a visit to the Penn State Arboretum or the Palmer Museum of Art. The nearby winery is a wonderful and relaxing way to spend an afternoon. Alumni weekend, parent's weekend, and many other university events mean there is usually some sort of festival or celebration going on in and around town. State College packages for sports fans will surely include a visit Beaver Stadium, whether there's a game or not.
You will have an unforgettable experience at Beaver Stadium if you take in a Big Ten football game, and State College PA vacation packages will make it easy. The energy is high at the season opener, the homecoming game, and the traditional springtime Blue-White football game, all of which attract more than 100,000 fans. Football is big here, but there's plenty going on in State College during the summer too, with the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts in June and an awesome Fourth of July celebration. There is also a traditional German Christmas Market held in Lemont Village every December.
State College is a year-round destination, and ideally located right in the middle of Pennsylvania. Whether you're looking for State College car rentals or hotels, check out the deals on Travelocity. Download the Travelocity app to your smartphone for mobile exclusive deals!