Parents, if you son or daughter can’t make it home for a weekend, why not make a trip to Happy Valley to visit them?

Every time you visit State College and stay with Lion Country Lodging, you’ll receive 15 percent off your stay thanks to our Parent Discount Plan. The plan is good at all six hotel properties.

With the money you save on your stay, why not spend some time shopping at the locally owned and operated stores in downtown State College? It’s a great way to get ahead on your holiday shopping.

Here are just a few of the places to stop by in State College.

Penn State Merchandise

Shop for the latest Penn State merchandise at these popular State College stores. Hats, jerseys, sweatshirts, sportswear and more!


Since 1933 McClanahan’s has served the Penn State community. Over the course of time, it has transitioned from a drug store to supermarket and Penn State merchandise store. Whether you need school supplies, graduation gifts, or a new Penn State jersey, stop in to McClanahan’s to get what you need. (Map)

Lions Pride

Lions Pride has been family owned and operated since 1976. They sell Penn State merchandise made from top brands such as Nike, Under Armour and Champion. (Map

Rapid Transit Sports

Rapid Transit Sports is the place to go downtown for sports apparel and Penn State merchandise. The staff is extremely knowledgeable about athletic shoes –especially when it comes to injury prevention. If you’re looking for sports equipment, stop in and talk to one of their friendly staff members. (Map)

The Family Clothesline

Owned and operated by Penn State alumni, The Family Clothesline has been selling the best in Penn State merchandise since 1985. In addition to Penn State clothing, The Family Clothesline sells glassware stuffed animals and jewelry. (Map)

The Student Book Store

Visit Big Blue on the corner. Need gear for the next big whiteout game? You’ll find plenty of options at The Student Book Store. They also sell tailgating supplies such as grilling utensils and full-size canopy tents. (Map)

Old State

At Old State, they built the spirit of Happy Valley into their store, which was redesigned and expanded in 2009. Find Penn State merchandise for a range of intramural and varsity sports including rugby and fencing. Old State also sells the European style magnets with “HV” or “PSU” in the middle so you can put one on your car and let everyone back home know you’ve been to Happy Valley. (Map)


Shop for luxury watches, diamonds, rings, pendants, bracelets, Penn State jewelry and more.

Kranich’s Jewelers

Kranich’s has been embedded in central PA since their first store opened in York in 1903. Their first store opened in State College in 1976 and they recently opened a new store on North Atherton Street. Shop selections from designers such as Verragio , Scott Kay and Simon G. Kranich’s also gives you the opportunity to design your own jewelry for select products. (Map)

Moyer Jewelers

Located at the Corner of College and Allen, Moyer’s collection is a must see with their officially licensed Penn State jewelry for men and women. Moyer’s also specializes in diamond and colored gemstone jewelry. (Map)

Outdoors and Sporting Goods

Happy Valley has plenty of ways to get outdoors. Find all you need for outdoor fun here.

Appalachian Outdoors

Appalachian Outdoors has some of the top brands for outdoor activity including The North Face, Columbia and Life is Good. Appalachian Outdoors has all the hiking equipment you need to tackle those Happy Valley mountains including backpacks, boots and first aid gear. Getting ready for the winter? Check out their ski and snowboard equipment collections. (Map

Specialty Shops

Growing Tree Toys

Growing Tree Toys provides educational toys for children. You can shop for children of all ages ranging from infants to kids 11 and older. Browse for construction toys, arts and crafts, science kits, board games doll houses and more. (Map)

Kitchen Kaboodle

Whether it needs to be cleaned or supplied with new utensils, maintaining a kitchen is a lot of work. Thanks to Kitchen Kaboodle, kitchen care is simplified. They sell a wide array of products including cookware, cleaning supplies and the essential electrics such as slow cookers and hand mixers. (Map

Old Main Frame Shop

Preserve your Happy Valley memories with the Old Main Frame Shop. The design team has more than 30 years of experience in custom framing. Their gallery offers a wide variety of items including canvas wrapped prints, photography and posters and Penn State artwork. (Map)

Your Cigar Den

Your Cigar Den carries a wide selection of cigars, pipes tobacco and other accessories. Enjoy their products in their smoking lounge which is open daily during normal business hours. (Map

For a comprehensive listing of State College stores, click here.  

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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