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There are plenty of ways to spend time in State College with that special someone. Get away from your stressful day-to-day routine and let relaxation (and romance) find you in Happy Valley.

At Lion Country Lodging, you’ll find a romantic getaway your partner and you need.

Places to Enjoy a Romantic Getaway

Carnegie Inn & Spa

The AAA Four-Diamond Carnegie Inn & Spa was seemingly built for a couples weekend. Nestled in the secluded woods of Toftrees, this luxurious boutique hotel offers award-winning fine dining and a state of the art spa. Whether you’re enjoying breakfast, lunch or dinner, your dining experience will be second to none. Plus, we recommend spending some time in the spa to make the world melt away. Find a romance package click here.

Hilton Garden Inn

The Hilton Garden Inn is located on East College Avenue, just a short stop from all the primary shopping venues and nightlife locations. But if you stay at the Hilton, you won’t have to worry about going far for a place to dine. Harrison’s Wine Grill & Catering is located on the premises and, using freshly prepared local ingredients, creates some of the finest entrees in town.

The Hilton’s romance package features amenities such as early check in, in-room sparkling wine, full breakfast (or dinner) for two and a late checkout upon request.

Places to Go & Things to Do

Seven Mountains Wine Cellars

Relax on the patio of Seven Mountains Wine Cellars, with a tasty glass of wine. They proudly serve numerous wine styles, many of which have won acclaim across the state.

Mount Nittany Vineyard & Winery

Located in Centre Hall, just seven miles from State College, a winery tour and tasting is a terrific way to spend an afternoon together. Mount Nittany Winery & Vineyard sits on the site of Mt. Nittany and their location couldn’t be more picturesque. No matter your preference, you can’t go with their selection of wines.

Hike Mt Nittany

Take in the beauty of Happy Valley from the top of Mt. Nittany with your loved one and enjoy the tranquility of the area. The hike itself can be as long or short as you want. It’s roughly a half hour (or .6 miles) to the Mike Lynch Overlook, which faces State College. Other hikes around the mountain can take up to 3-4 hours.

Catch a Show

Get comfortable inside one of many entertainment venues in State College. One of the benefits of State College, is the many world-renowned performing artists from all different musical and theatrical backgrounds that come throughout the year.

The community-owned State Theatre, features something different every night whether it’s a movie, play, stand-up comedian or influential guest speaker.

Penn State’s Center for the Performing Arts brings a variety of musicals, recitals and other performances to Eisenhower Auditorium or Schwab Auditorium.

Experience tremendous theatrical performances put on by Penn State students in the Penn State School of Theatre. Penn State Centre Stage is made up of a mix of undergrad and graduate students, but these uniquely talented individuals will put on a show that will rival professionals. Upcoming performances include “Sweeny Todd” and “In The Red & Brown Water.”

Finally, the Bryce Jordan Center brings the more mainstream acts into town. Bruce Springsteen and Carrie Underwood are just a few that will be in town in the next several months. In the past, acts such as Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum and Bon Jovi have performed at the BJC.

Fall Foliage Tours of Raystown Lake

Explore the beauty of Happy Valley when visiting Raystown Lake, just 40 minutes from State College. Raystown Lake is the largest lake in Pennsylvania and a boat cruise along the shoreline will provide breathtaking views of the colorful trees. The cruises are 90 minutes and narrated.

Romantic Places to Dine

Carnegie Inn & Spa

The Carnegie Inn & Spa’s intimate dining room is the perfect place to enjoy a romantic meal. Award-winning chef Lisa Palermo has created a menu that will surely exceed your expectations. Dining at the Carnegie inn & Spa is more of an experience than a meal and before you enter the dining room, you will be pampered. Guests can peruse the wine listings near the newly built wine cellar and enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in the inn’s cozy lounge while their meal is being prepared. After-dinner drinks on served on the inn’s patio, porch or library.

As part of the overnight packages, you will also receive a complimentary made-to-order breakfast.

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The Tavern

With an ambience of an 18th century inn, The Tavern can provide a relaxing setting for an enjoyable meal for two. The Tavern happens to be one of the most iconic places to eat in town with a history that dates back to 1948.

The Tavern features a delicious Sunday brunch with the menu selections changing frequently. Specialties include: A carving station with prime rib, an omelet station, crab cakes and cedar plant salmon as well.

They also have a wine menu with plentiful selections coming from Mount Nittany Vineyard and Winery as well as other locations.

Allen Street Grill

Enjoy a meal right in the heart of State College as the Allen Street Grill overlooks the intersection of College Avenue and Allen Street, easily one of the most popular areas in town. They offer traditional and contemporary American cuisine, as well as a late night menu. Whether you want a New York strip steak or a Turkey club sandwich, the Allen Street Grill’s menu will not disappoint.

On some nights, the restaurant features live entertainment including local musician Bill Filer.

So what are you waiting for? Plan your romantic trip to Happy Valley with Lion Country Lodging today!

Visit Lion Country Lodging

Carnegie Inn & Spa - (814) 234-2424

100 Cricklewood Drive State College, PA 16803 

Days Inn Penn State - (814) 238-8454

240 S. Pugh Street State College, PA 16801 

Hilton Garden Inn - (814)-272-1221

1221 East College Avenue State College, PA 16801 

Nittany Budget Motel - (814) 238-0015

2070 Cato Avenue State College, PA 16801

Quality Inn State College - (814) 234-1600

1274 North Atherton Street State College, PA 16803 

Super 8 - (814) 237-8005

1663 S. Atherton St State College, PA 16801